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Doctor insights on: Acid Reflux Bloating And Now A Stomach Protrusion

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Can acid reflux cause lower stomach cramps or just upper stomach?

Can acid reflux cause lower stomach cramps or just upper stomach?

Upper: Other issues would cause lower abdominal cramps. Acid reflux (unless due to a rare tumor/glandular condition) would cause upper GI symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Had endoscopy. Mild esophagus and stomach irritation from gerd. On omeprazole 40 MG and occasionally carafe. Still get lots of bloating and pain.help?

Had endoscopy. Mild esophagus and stomach irritation from gerd. On omeprazole 40 MG and occasionally carafe. Still get lots of bloating and pain.help?

Several things: first, results from endo including H Pylori presence/absence would be helpful. Bloating below stomach isn't stomach. Then, omeprazole is weak in two regards 1) it is the weakest of the proton pump inhibitors and 2) proton pump inhibitors work for about 20 hrs not 24, taking a PPI twice a day increases its effectiveness on GERD but not bloating. ...Read more

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Hi I have acid reflux and mild gastritis from a scope three months ago. Still have heartburn, lower stomach pain, gas pains, irregular bowels,acne?!

Hi I have acid reflux and mild gastritis from a scope three months ago. Still have heartburn, lower stomach pain, gas pains, irregular bowels,acne?!

Confusing statement: You seem to blame your symptoms on being scoped, but no one gets scoped unless there is a reason, usually GERD unresponsive to meds. You did not ask a clear question. At this point it would be best to write down all your questions and symptoms and discuss them with your doc. There are many treatments available that could help you get some relief. ...Read more

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My 16 year old is having liquid bile like diarrea, stomach discomfort, belching over and over, passing gas, and acid reflux? Gall bladder

My 16 year old is having liquid bile like diarrea, stomach discomfort, belching over and over, passing gas, and acid reflux?  Gall bladder

Nope: The hallmark of gb disease is severe attacks of upper-middle or upper-right abdominal pain. Your son should be seen by his pediatrician to work-up possible causes of his diarrhea. This can include dietary issues, infections, irritable bowel, or even inflammatory bowel disease (rarely). If they can't get to the bottom of it, they will likely refer him to a GI specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would a hiatal hernia cause nausea and vomiting or only acid reflux?

Would a hiatal hernia cause nausea and vomiting or only acid reflux?

Maybe...: A hiatal hernia most commonly causes reflux. Severe episodes of reflux can result in nausea and vomiting. Gastric motility problems, often the cause of reflux could result in nausea and vomiting as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have had upper stomach pain and acid, my doctor prescribed protonix, (pantoprazole) is this generally acid reflux?

I have had upper stomach pain and acid, my doctor prescribed protonix, (pantoprazole) is this generally acid reflux?

Maybe its not reflux: Lack of response to acid suppression ; antacids raises several possibilities: 1) you have excessive acid production; 2) your reflux is of non-acid material; 3) your esophagus is severely inflammed, infected, or ulcerated; 4) you have heightened esophageal sensitivity; 5) your present symptoms are not reflux-related ; warrants further investigation. Try the Protonix (pantoprazole) ; advise your doc of response. ...Read more

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Left sided colitis, ulcers under tongue and bad acid reflux/indigestion... What could be causing the ulcers and the indigestion/ acid reflux?

Left sided colitis, ulcers under tongue and bad acid reflux/indigestion... What could be causing the ulcers and the indigestion/ acid reflux?

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system attacks your digestive system, from mouth to anus. Here is a great reference for you: http://www.ccfa.org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/what-is-ulcerative-colitis/ People with ulcerative colitis require close monitoring and treatment by a team of physicians. ...Read more

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Does GERD cause gas/stomach pain? I have terrible acid reflux but That's only half the pain.Constantly have gas,and stomachs, Normal BM too. Ibs?

Does GERD cause gas/stomach pain? I have terrible acid reflux but That's only half the pain.Constantly have gas,and stomachs, Normal BM too. Ibs?

Gerd: GERD is mostly about heartburn and sour eructations; gas and abdominal pain are not classic symptoms. I would wonder if your symptoms are more due to lactose or gluten intolerance. People who belch alot often swallow air especially when they make themselves belch. It's better to take mylanta after meals to prevent gas build-up. When bloated, drinking hot water helps break down the gas better ...Read more

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PLEASE HELP! Dull pain in the stomach, nauseous, acidity in the throat, bloating, burping a lot, Started yesterday! If acid reflux what can I do?

PLEASE HELP! Dull pain in the stomach, nauseous, acidity in the throat, bloating, burping a lot, Started yesterday! If acid reflux what can I do?

Possibilities: Possibilities include inflammation of the stomach lining(gastritis), GERD, gall bladder disease, simple indigestion,peptic ulcer. Follow a light,bland,low fat diet, take prilosec,take mylanta liquid 4 times a day, avoid alcohol,caffeine, and nicotine. See your physician if abdominal pain persists,or if vomiting, abdominal tenderness or black stools develop. ...Read more

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What can I take for heavy gas symtoms, blouted stomach, upset stomach pain? I have gas, pain in upper part of stomach from blouting, upset stomach

What can I take for heavy gas symtoms, blouted stomach, upset stomach pain? I have gas, pain in upper part of stomach from blouting, upset stomach

You : You can try gas-x or beano for your gas and bloating. As far as upset stomach is concerned, try an acid blocker like pepcid, (famotidine) or Prilosec otc is good or even pepto. Also i recommend you schedule a visit with your primary care doctor to make sure you are not dealing with an ulcer, gastritis, etc. You will need a complete evaluation/work up. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have gas, bloating, burping, indigestion and chest feels heavy from gas. Can acid reflux medications help me with those symptoms?

I have gas, bloating, burping, indigestion and chest feels heavy from gas. Can acid reflux medications help me with those symptoms?

Reflux: It may... Consider modifying your diet as well: stay away from spicy foods, tomato based foods, greasy/fried foods, caffeine, and chocolate and alcohol too ...Read more

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Upper left stomach and rib pain.Loose stools.Burping.Wind.Headaches.Slight food reflux for 2wks.Weight fine.Appetite fine.Could it be stomach cancer?

Upper left stomach and rib pain.Loose stools.Burping.Wind.Headaches.Slight food reflux for 2wks.Weight fine.Appetite fine.Could it be stomach cancer?

Lots of poss answers: The possibility of cancer exists, but, so does a mild infection. My main suggestion-based on the 2 week history alone- is to see a doc to get an appropriate exam and work up. No one will be able to answer your question beyond this without the added information. ...Read more

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Having a boiling/bubbling feeling in my stomach. Diagnosed with intestinal metaplasia of the stomach. Stool feels acidic. Burping, and gas. Thoughts?

Having a boiling/bubbling feeling in my stomach. Diagnosed with intestinal metaplasia of the stomach. Stool feels acidic. Burping, and gas. Thoughts?

Antacids help? : Have antacids been helpful? Are you worse with certain foods like chili or spaghetti with tomato sauce? You may have acid reflux (GERD), gastritis or early gastric ulcer. Do get checked if not improving. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How serious is bloating in lower abdomen even after eating small amount, loud frequent gurgling, and heartburn, requiring antacids, zantac (ranitidine)?

How serious is bloating in lower abdomen even after eating small amount, loud frequent gurgling, and heartburn, requiring antacids, zantac (ranitidine)?

Not serious: Most people have symptoms of bloating without any serious illness. Make sure you are not constipated. Smaller frequent feeding, avoiding over eating, spicy food, stress and anxiety will help with symptoms of heart burning and acid reflux ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more