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Breathe In Gastro
Why r fngnals purplish if sp02 96/98% also can't get full breath at times. Had spiro test a few months ago. All was good. Cxr clear. Could it be gastro?
My wife has hiatel hernia causing shortness of breath and painfull gurd was told by gastro expertoperaration to fix hernia can cause all kinds of complecations, and may not even work, we are lost?
Is there anything I can do to aleviate pain in my chest until my appt with gastro dr on monday? I am a 40 yr old male with barrett's esophagus. I have been experiencing pain and swelling just under my sternum. It hurts to breathe and go over bumps while
Got gastro ended up at hospital IV n all that, can it turn into a lung infection because they are starting to hurt when I breath in :/?
L fat Bochdalek, flouro=L diaphragm delay, snap up on expiration. Lflank, abd pain. Hurts to breathe beneath ribs, pulling in back, gastro pain.
Not decipherable: But with these symptoms involving breathing you should be seen by whomever ordered the studies. Good luck. ...Read more
Episodes of shortness of breath last days at a time. Pulmonologist cardiologist cleared me. Gastro said gerd. Can gerd cause this and how fix it?
Yes, gerd precaution: gerd precaution; eat smaller meals [6 instead of 3 ] so not to fill up stomach and overflow, don't lie down for 3 hours after eating or only small snack before bed. Elevate head of bed on 6 inch blocks so gravity forced food down not allow it up. Can have reflux during the night and gets into lungs[aspiration] this can also cause pneumonias. lose weight if overweight. helps. ...Read more
Severe bad breath fr/ stomach 1 yr, recent mild heartburn 2 mths. Coloscpy/gastro/h pylori & blodwrk all normal. Scrip ppi & OTC hrtburn meds not workin?
Bad breath: Consider the possibility of your severe bad breath coming from your tongue, gum, tonsils, other parts of the mouth or sinuses. Oral bacteria can thrive under a continually-forming tongue coating of food debris, dead epithelial cells, and postnasal drip. When left on the tongue or gum, bacteria can produce foul-smelling sulfur-containing compounds. Remove bacteria and food debris from your mouth. ...Read more
I have horrible mouth and nose breath! I have seen dentist, orthodontist, ent's, gastro Drs and Internal Med Drs. And noone can figure out why. HELP!!
Horrible breath: A consult with a competent Periodontist, ENT specialist and Gastroenterologist should be able to diagnose this issue and offer help. If you can't find answers with the one's you have tried, I suggest you try a dental department at a teaching hospital in your area. ...Read more
Should I continue to worry about stomach pain/tightness if ultrasound is clear, urea breath test is negative, doc & gastro says nothing?
Need reassurance: It's normal to be concerned about your health, and to worry why you feel bad. Whatever the cause, you're appropriately anxious. Further testing may alleviate your concern, particularly if/as "bad things" are ruled out and your test results repeatedly prove negative. Of course, another medical opinion may be helpful too. ...Read more
I have gastroenteritis. I throw up everything including water. I haven't ate or drank water for 2 days and now I easily run out of breath & gasp for air?
Camera down mouth: Along camera is inserted through your mouth and into your stomach and the first portion of your small intestine this is performed while you are either completely asleep using anesthesia or in a twilight/ conscious state. As the camera is slowly withdrawn images of your small intestine stomach and esophagus are taken and closely examined. The doctor can take biopsies /remove tissue such as a polyp ...Read more
Gastro: Gastroenteritis is usually a viral illness that results in nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Hydration is very important, but you want to make sure you are replacing electrolytes which you lose - in younger kids, pedialyte and gatorade work. A bland easily digestible diet like toast and bananas work well. Many cultures use rice. ...Read more
Gastroparesis....: ....Is also known as delayed emptying of the stomach. It's a condition, from multiple causes, where the stomach doesn't empty properly into the intestines. I suspect you meant to ask something else. ...Read more
Small and frequent: You should eat small amounts of easily-digestible foods every few hours. Avoid eating too much at once, and avoid drinking too much liquid with meals. If you are needing to gain weight or improve your nutrition, try supplement drinks like boost or ensure, or glucerna if you're diabetic. ...Read more
? question: Not sure what you are asking here. Please re-ask with specifics and more information. ...Read more
Gastro resistant med: Hello. Do you mean meds which are not metabolized or processed through the stomach? If this is what you are talking about, then absolutely there are med optionss which are very beneficial for pain relief especially if the pain is considered dull, aching, and throbbing in origin. One such med has been on the market since Jan 2014. Many of my patients have had success with this med ...Read more
Change your eating habits
1 avoid mint, cocolate, alcohol, smoking and chewing tobaco, onions and caffeine
2 avoid spicy foods, tomatoes, oranges,
3avoid large fatty meals and eat small frequent meals, don't over eat
4loose some weight if you are over weight and avoid wearing tight clothings. ...Read more
See a GI doctor: Cannot diagnose or treat over the internet. You need to be seen and managed by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
My son has gastro entritis who is 1year and 8 months old this is lasting for a week. Whne will it cure?
See doctor: If it has been going on a week he needs to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Should we trust a gastro who tells husband "i don't have time for this" when asked questions during visit?
Up to you: Sometimes a doctor has had a bad day just like anyone else. Sometimes a patient comes in with a list of 50 questions. It would be better if he had said that he had a limited amount of time to answer your questions and that you should schedule another appointment to answer your questions. You could give him another chance but use your best judgement. ...Read more
I've had gastro for 4 days and taking gastro stop but it's having no effect - I'm also taking electrolyte -?
See a doctor: If this continues past 5 days you should probably go and see your pcp and find out the cause of this. Norovirus and other such pathogens are the usual cause of gastroenteritis, but living in a city in which there may be a higher frequency of persons (waiters, waitresses) with transmissible infections you may have acquired one. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Is it possible to develop food intolerances after gastro bug picked up in bali several months ago, namely garlic?
Food intolerance: It is absolutely a possibility. This may be due to a relative food intolerance because of decreased ability to breakdown certain foods because of intestinal damage/inflammation from the infection of related to an irritable bowel type syndrome after a gastroenteritis. Sometimes it can take up to a year to resolve. ...Read more
My baby brother woke up with gastro this morning but was fine last night so last night his face was close to mine etc. Can I catch it from him?
Yes: You have more than likely had significant exposure to this apparent viral gastrointestinal infection and may develop it within a few days unless you are immune or can fight it off by resting and drinking adequate fluids ...Read more
Gastro problems started Fall 2012.Now its July 2014.Puked up green stuff 2day. Was not food, can always tell if was food. Only reply if in gastro field
See MD: You should be seen as soon as possible. That "green stuff" is likely bike and could be a sign of obstruction or surgical abdomen ...Read more
I went to families house sat. That night both kids my 6y/o was playing with came down with gastro. It is now tues. What are the chances of her getting it?
MY HUBBY'S BEEN HAVING GASTRO PAIN ESPECIALLY IN HIS LEFT CHEST SIDE FOR THE 2ND TIME. ITS SO PAINFUL HE CANT EVEN STAND. HE'S ALWAYS HAD GASTRO ISSUE?
Seek evaluation: Pain this severe should be evaluated in person ASAP. ...Read more