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Feeling bloated is this normal for stomach ucler or gallstones?

Feeling bloated is this normal for stomach ucler or gallstones?

Yes: Bloating can certainly occur if you have a stomach ulcer or gallstones. It can occur with a lot of other issues too such as gastroenteritis, gluten or lactose sensitivities, irritable bowel syndrome, recent antibiotics etc...I would take some probiotics (in yogurt or as a supplement) and see your doctor for a full workup. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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I'm having pain and spasms below my chest in my upper abdomen and my stomach is always bloated. What could this be?

I'm having pain and spasms below my chest in my upper abdomen and my stomach is always bloated. What could this be?

See GI: Could be ingestion, infection, gastritis/ulcer or others. How long have you had the symptoms? recommend you to see GI doctor for eval if sx persist. Maybe EGD as indicated. ...Read more

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I barely drink 24 oz of liquid a day because when i drink it just sits in my upper abdomen and makes me feel bloated an nauseous. What can be problem?

I barely drink 24 oz of liquid a day because when i drink it just sits in my upper abdomen and makes me feel bloated an nauseous. What can be problem?

Bloating: If you don't drink enough water, you will develop electrolyte and kidney problems. As long as you have no nausea or vomiting after eating or drinking you do not have bowel obstruction. Keep drinking water. It is very important. ...Read more

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I have pinching pain in upper abdomen, and bloated stomach?

I have pinching pain in upper abdomen, and bloated stomach?

Need more info: When does it happen? How often? Does it happen with activities or exercise? Does it happen with eating? Need to see a doctor as there are many possibilities including rib injury, muscle pain, gallbladder, gastritis or stomach ulcer, liver conditions, etc. ...Read more

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When ever i eat my food get stuck in upper abdomen since 1 month and feel very uncomfortable and bloated from upper abd?

When ever i eat my food get stuck in upper abdomen since 1 month and feel very uncomfortable and bloated from upper abd?

Hiatal hernia?: You should talk to your dr or a gastroenterologist, as you likely have a hiatal hernia--when portion of stomach slips above diaphragm and food can get stuck there for minutes to hours--usually associated with pain, and risk for tissue injury. Medications can help, surgery occasionally needed, depending on severity of symptoms. ...Read more

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Bloated upper abdomen 4 wks after abortion. Frequent burping. 4 hpts were negative. What does this imply?

Bloated upper abdomen 4 wks after abortion. Frequent burping. 4 hpts were negative. What does this imply?

Gas: There are 2 ways to produce gas . One is to swallow air during eating or drinking. The other one is produced in the colon from the undigested carbohydrates. Otc medications can relieve the gas. See your pharmacist. ...Read more

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My upper abdomen right at the center of rib cage i feel pain. I usually feel bloated and nausea experience pain in back have no gallbladder?

My upper abdomen right at the center of rib cage i feel pain. I usually feel bloated and nausea experience pain in back have no gallbladder?

Xiphoid bone : The xiphoid bone is at the bottom of sternum but your symptoms may be due to a gastrointestinal problem like a hiatal hernia your physician can help clarify where this discomfort is coming from ...Read more

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Can gallbladder issues cause your upper abdomen on both sides to feel bloated and slightly tender? Dr says no stones going for hida scan soon.

Can gallbladder issues cause your upper abdomen on both sides to feel bloated and slightly tender? Dr says no stones going for hida scan soon.

If your doctor: has ordered a HIDA scan, he/she strongly suspects gallbladder disease. US is highly sensitive for detection of gallstones, but no diagnostic test is always 100%. If CCK injection re-produces your symptoms, it is highly likely that cholecystectomy would be advised. ...Read more

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I've had an aching pain for a few days now in my upper abdomen, which hurts to push down. I'm bloated, have nausea and diarrhoea. What is it?

I've had an aching pain for a few days now in my upper abdomen, which hurts to push down. I'm bloated, have nausea and diarrhoea. What is it?

GI symptoms: Lots of possibilities. Please see your doctor and after it is diagnosed consider taking probiotics. Dr. Ohira is a good brand. Peace and good health. You MAY be sensitive to a food you ate. Your doc can test. ...Read more

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Just recently my hunger has changed I have to eat every 2 hours i been getting headaches also and bloated and cramping in my lower and upper abdomen?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. You should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I have green stool for 24 hrs now. started yesterday, before that i had accute gastritis. pain in the upper abdomen radiating to the back. i feel bloated. what is the problem?

I have green stool for 24 hrs now. started yesterday, before that  i had accute gastritis. pain in the upper abdomen radiating to  the back. i feel bloated. what is the problem?

Recovery process: The symptoms may be part of the recovery process from the gastritis. For information on green stools, you may consult this site: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/green-stool/basics/definition/SYM-20050708 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Nausea and upper abdomen discomfort, feel bloated. Under alot of stress past several weeks due to mother dying.

Nausea and upper abdomen discomfort, feel bloated. Under alot of stress past several weeks due to mother dying.

Grief: I'm sorry for your loss. Dealing with the death of a loved one can be very disruptive and intense. I encourage you to maintain regular patterns of activity, sleep, exercise, and nutrition. If support from family, friends, and clinicians is not adequate you may want to consider a support group. See physician if symptoms (ab pain and nausea) persist and make sure taking care of yourself. ...Read more

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Experiencing dull pains in the lower& upper abdomen & sharp pain on right side of abdomen which comes and goes. Bloated, soft stool, no bleeding/fever?

Experiencing dull pains in the lower& upper abdomen & sharp pain on right side of abdomen which comes and goes. Bloated, soft stool, no bleeding/fever?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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How to get rid of gas trouble naturally? i am feeling bloated and some pain in chest and upper abdomen? no other significant symptoms.

How to get rid of gas trouble naturally? i am feeling bloated and some pain in chest and upper abdomen? no other significant symptoms.

Gas: Generally caused by swallowing air. Review all your eating and drinking. If you are sucking on candy, chewing gum, drinking frequently, etc., you are also swallowing air and it's going to come out the other end. By cutting down on the air swallowed you cut down on the gas volume. Simethicone is a drug which breaks up gas bubbles and can help symptoms ...Read more

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Bloated, pain in upper abdomen that goes through to my back, pain can be servere. Loss of appetite feel bloated and sick when eat. Fever and chills?

Bloated, pain in upper abdomen that goes through to my back, pain can be servere. Loss of appetite feel bloated and sick when eat. Fever and chills?

See a physician: You seem to have symptoms of gastroenteritis at the very least. If you are having fevers and chills, it could be something else. You probably should be seen by a physician. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Dr. Scott Shapiro
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Bloating Or Abdominal Fullness (Definition)

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