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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

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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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Can acid reflux, lower stomach cramps, headache be preeclampsia?

Can acid reflux, lower stomach cramps, headache be preeclampsia?

Unlikely: Preeclampsia, the state before eclampsia, which is seizures in pregnancy, is diagnosed as mild or severe. Mild depends soley on bp, greater than 140/90, or not pre-existing before 20 weeks, and proteinuria. Severe needs the mild conditions, then adds either a higher bp, more protein, visual changes, and headache, with a few others, but elevated BP is required. ...Read more

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Extreme flatulence, stomach cramps, acid reflux?

Extreme flatulence, stomach cramps, acid reflux?

Dietary changes: An alteration of intestinal motility or bacteria. Dietary factors, such as an increased intake of lactose, fructose, sorbitol, indigestible starches in fruits, vegetables, and legumes, and carbonated beverages. Products such as pork, upon digestion, may release trace concentrations of malodorous gases. Psychological factors. ...Read more

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What does it mean when i get cramps all over my stomach, tender breast, and acid reflux?

What does it mean when i get cramps all over my stomach, tender breast, and acid reflux?

See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Is a light cramp and stomach growling normal when taking proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux ?

No: This is either something else, or you didn't have reflux to begin with. I see a lot of patients who are put on ppis for upper abdominal pain, told they have reflux or an ulcer, and when the pain doesn't improve they finally get some tests and it turns out it was their gall bladder the whole time. Try eating pizza for dinner, then ice cream for dessert. If that brings on the pain, it's not reflux! ...Read more

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I am 33 year old male, have had loose stools (not watery) for years. Stomach growling/gas/acid reflux/mild cramps, hemrroids. Is this colon cancer?

I am 33 year old male, have had loose stools (not watery) for years. Stomach growling/gas/acid reflux/mild cramps, hemrroids. Is this colon cancer?

IBS: Symptoms of loose stools ; abdominal cramps in young adult male suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome. Intestinal cancer would be most unusual. Personally, i would be interested in history of extreme sports participation ; chronic low back pain, which I have found concommitent with these symptoms in young adult males. The symptoms suggest that a primary medical doctor evaluation is in order. ...Read more

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I have a loose gastric sphincter. It causes acid reflux felt in my lower neck. Is an empty stomach going to heighten this acidy sensation in neck?

I have a loose gastric sphincter.  It causes acid reflux felt in my lower neck.  Is an empty stomach going to heighten this acidy sensation in neck?

Reflux; stomach full: 41 M "I have loose gastric sphincter does empty stomach heighten acidity sensation in neck. Yes. but empty stomach less likely to reflux as does less pressure from fat stomach. Raising head of bed 6 inches may help as well as you will have less of a problem at night. Losing weight may help as well. Work with your team on this. ...Read more

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I'm prone to getting acid reflux (felt in lower neck). Among other times I seem to get it often on an empty stomach. Is there any connection there?

I'm prone to getting acid reflux (felt in lower neck). Among other times I seem to get it often on an empty stomach. Is there any connection there?

Acid suppression : Esophageal reflux is treated with Life Style modification .weight loss if obese,change in diet like avoid large fatty meals and foods that cause reflux like onions,chocolate,mint, coffee Alcohol,smoking etc.Eat at least 3 hours before going to bed .Do not over eat. If not successful you can try over the counter H2 Blockers like Ranitidine and in severe casesProtonPump inhibiters like Omeprazole ...Read more

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Been on Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg daily for 2 weeks!I still have acid reflux all day. had recent weight gain 15lbs in 4 months in abdominal area, is that the cause?

Been on Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg daily for 2 weeks!I still have acid reflux all day. had recent weight gain 15lbs in 4 months in abdominal area, is that the cause?

Esophagitis vs GERD.: Sounds like you may have something more than just reflux. Should try another of the PPI meds such as omeprazole or lansoprazole. If this is not effective you really need to see your doc to understand why these are not getting you relief. ...Read more

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I often get sick to my stomach, more times than not it is accompanied by juicy burps. Sometimes it feels better when I burp. I have Acid reflux, could this be the cause?

Yes: The symptoms you describe are often associated with Acid reflux. However, this could be associated with gastritis. Try eating smaller meals and don't eat within 2-3 hours before you go to sleep.If that works, it is likely to be acid reflux. You should consult your doctor to see if some medications may help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is a stomach bug the cause of acid reflux; i thought it was anxiety flight or fight syndrome but i just heard?

Yes. H. Pylori: There is a micro organism called helical factor pylori or "h. Pylori"which is well known to cause symptoms of acid reflux as part of a condition known as gerd. This is able to be tested for as well as successfully treated and erradicated from the body. ...Read more

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Stomach acid reflux and nausea cause from high anxiety?

Chicken or egg?: Could be, however in some cases reflux may trigger anxiety. See your doctor to be sure you get proper treatment. ...Read more

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