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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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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


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Stomach bloated, vomit green bile yellow stools no fever constant gurling noises in stomach gall bladder remove 1 yr ago?

Stomach bloated, vomit green bile yellow stools no fever constant gurling noises in stomach gall bladder remove 1 yr ago?

Bloated: Try breaking down the gaseous buildup by applying heat to the upper abdomen. If vomiting continues or if abdominal pain develops you should be examined. Bile duct stones can develop even in the absence of a gall bladder. ...Read more

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Why does my infant stomach gurgle?

Why does my infant stomach gurgle?

Normal: A gurgling "stomach" is normal. The bowels make these sounds as fluids and gas are propelled through the GI tract. ...Read more

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Small round lump above belly button and gurgling stomach - gas?

Small round lump above belly button and gurgling stomach - gas?

Umbilical hernia: Especially if it gurgles or makes a squishy sound if you try to push it in. ...Read more

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Stomache bowels and intestines make a growling gurgling noise after I eat?

Stomache bowels and intestines make a growling gurgling noise after I eat?

Usually OK: This is usually not a worrisome issue. The warning signs are if you have nausea, vomiting, weight loss, unusual pain, or changes in your bowel habits. These should prompt you to visit your doctor. The more common causes are eating too fast, lactose intolerance, or consuming lots of insoluble fiber that leads to gas production. Rarely, gurgling means you have an intestinal obstruction. ...Read more

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Colon cancer in 17 year old ? Symptoms: change in bowel habit tight stomach not bloated constipated soft abdominal lump below ribcage gurgling stomach

Colon cancer in 17 year old ? Symptoms: change in bowel habit tight stomach not bloated constipated soft abdominal lump below ribcage gurgling stomach

Unlikely...: The average age of a colon cancer diagnosis is around age 70. Highly unlikely in a 17 year old. Symptoms described are most likely functional and related to food intolerance and/or gas. Alarm symptoms for a more serious diagnosis might include rectal bleeding, unexplained weight loss, or night sweats. See you physician if symptoms don't improve. Good luck! ...Read more

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25yo female with achy abdomen, gassy, constipated. No blood in stool, no vomiting. Stomach tender to touch and stomach muscles hurt. Serious?

25yo female with achy abdomen, gassy, constipated. No blood in stool, no vomiting. Stomach tender to touch and stomach muscles hurt. Serious?

Achy gassy stomach: May be gastroentritis ,short lived, or may be food intolerance,gluten sensitivity, gallbladder ,gastritis with or without h pylori or IBS. Can try probiotic and keep food diary and see what happens after eating milk or soy or gluten products the major culprits. F/U with gastroenterologist/ nutritionist and or allergist for food intolerances. ...Read more

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Does the stomach distend with inflamed intestines?

Does the stomach distend with inflamed intestines?

Yes: The abdomen commonly distends with intestinal inflammation. But not all distinction represents underlying inflammation. ...Read more

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3 day old newborn terrible gas, not pooping and inconsolable?

3 day old newborn terrible gas, not pooping and  inconsolable?

See your doctor: There are many causes of inconsolable crying in an infant. This include among many others: colic, constipation, gas. Colic it is very common. I would recommend that you first see your physician to make sure there are no other problems. ...Read more

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Distended stomach pain watery diarrhea fever 3 weeks post appendectomy?

Distended stomach pain watery diarrhea fever 3 weeks post appendectomy?

C. Diff: Have to be concerned about an infection in the colon caused by a bacterium called clostridium difficila. Most often occurs after given an antibiotic for some other reason (appendicitis). Anitibiotics can kill off "good" bacteria in colon leading to over growth of bad bugs- c. Diff. Need to have stool checked and if present treated with oral antibiotics. Good also be an abscess in pelvis. ...Read more

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Does empty stomach worsens gastrtis?

Does empty stomach worsens gastrtis?

It can: Make sure it's just gastritis. Get endoscopy to make sure there isnt something else going on. An upper GI can also be helpful. There are medications such as antibiotics and antireflux and antacid medications that may also help. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain/tight around belly button, hard to pass worm shaped poop, explosive diarrhea. Have hemorrhoids. Hard to pass gas. Some foods upsetBelly?

Abdominal pain/tight around belly button, hard to pass worm shaped poop, explosive diarrhea. Have hemorrhoids. Hard to pass gas. Some foods upsetBelly?

Many reason for these symptoms: . The pain around the belly button is called Perry umbilical pain and usually associated with small intestinal cramping. This can occur as a result of food poisoning, viruses, inflammatory bowel disease, and sometimes even severe stress. Hemorrhoids are simply a symptom of poor nutrition along with lack of exercise. ...Read more

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Gurgling tummy, nausea,hurts in different spots, gas, smelly BM. History of CDiff, diverticulitis, ulcers, hiatal hernia, sludge in gallbladder. CT ok?

Gurgling tummy, nausea,hurts in different spots, gas, smelly BM. History of CDiff, diverticulitis, ulcers, hiatal hernia, sludge in gallbladder. CT ok?

Not OK!: You report a number of medical concerns and complaints so you must, as soon as possible, make an appointment to see your primary doctor. Much of your complaints can be carefully controlled. ...Read more

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GERD was under control. Suddenly very frequent noises in stomach, gassy fm both ends, tight chest, sick to stomach, constipation, loose stool, cough.

GERD was under control. Suddenly very frequent noises in stomach, gassy fm both ends, tight chest, sick to stomach, constipation, loose stool, cough.

Go Dairy free trial: Stop all dairy products except yogurt for 4-6 weeks & see the result. Elimination diet might give an answer! Take good quality probiotics- Google & decide. The best is Dr.Ohira's probiotic so far. ...Read more

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11year old gets sick every 3 months.Abdomen pain near belly button.Feels nauseated, vomits mucous, last episode 3 months ago: lower GI bleed..Now again?

11year old gets sick every 3 months.Abdomen pain near belly button.Feels nauseated, vomits mucous, last episode 3 months ago: lower GI bleed..Now again?

See GI doc: A number of things could cause these symptoms. A meckel's diverticulum comes to mind. This is an abnormal area in the intestine that occurs during fetal development. It can cause symptoms that come and go, including pain and GI bleeding. A doctor who specializes in the digestive tract (gastroenterologist) might be the right person to figure out what's going on. Ask your provider to refer you! ...Read more

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Digestive problem; Hardly feeling hungry, feels eaten-full too quick, stomache if eaten more, feels hiccups inside stomach, burning, watery sounds.

Digestive problem; Hardly feeling hungry, feels eaten-full too quick, stomache if eaten more, feels hiccups inside stomach, burning, watery sounds.

May need doctor: If these symptoms are of short duration you can try an H2 blocker like omeprazole (pepcid) or ranitidine (Zantac), or a Proton Pump inhibitor like omeprazole (Prilosec) but if symptoms persist, especially if you have weight changes or dark or bloody stools, you need to be seen. ...Read more

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On codeine for sore lower back. stomach extremely bloated -> bowel movements normal, don't think it's constipation. Stomach tight, irritable. Norm?

On codeine for sore lower back. stomach extremely bloated -> bowel movements normal, don't think it's constipation.  Stomach tight, irritable. Norm?

Side effect: It's true that codeine often causes constipation but it can also cause gastric irritation and/ or nausea in some patients. If you are intolerant of codeine you may have to get by with extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) which doesn't irritate the stomach. You may tolerate codeine if you take it with food and not on an empty stomach. ...Read more