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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. Hamid Sajjadi
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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

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When I was born my stomach muscles had not developed fully. Could this cause stomach bloating and constant acid reflux at age 28?

When I was born my stomach muscles had not developed fully. Could this cause stomach bloating and constant acid reflux at age 28?

Acid reflux: It is not likely a congenital problem that is causing your symptoms. It is most probable that you have chronic acid reflux which is common. Treatment should include a consultation with gastrointestinal specialist, diet management (no alcohol, no cigarettes), lactose intolerance causes bloating. It is hard to find foods that avoid lactose. Best of health. ...Read more

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Upper endoscopy. Les healthy all normal. Constant acid reflux though, why? No meds help or diet change. Anything causes it. Even empty stomach.

Upper endoscopy. Les healthy all normal. Constant acid reflux though, why? No meds help or diet change. Anything causes it. Even empty stomach.

Must rule out ZES: Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome causes high levels of gastric acid and bad reflux.Blood test (Gastrin level) is helpful. You may just have treatment resistant reflux. Possible causes are many. Strict regimen: remain upright for 3 hours after every meal, Nexium 1st thing in AM and eat 30 min later. Increase to twice daily Nexium guided by symptoms, endoscopy surveillance, elevate head of bed 30 degrees. ...Read more

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I've had acid reflux & stomach pains (1st lower left, now upper left) for 9 months. All blood work normal but no xrays or scans done. What could it be?

I've had acid reflux & stomach pains (1st lower left, now upper left) for 9 months. All blood work normal but no xrays or scans done. What could it be?

Needs full work-up: You have some type of gerd (gastro esophageal reflux disorder) for nine months. You suffer from abdominal pains, both in the lower and upper left quadrants. These are two problems that require a gastroenterologist to work up, beyond the lab work that you have had. Go. ...Read more

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Been having lower stomach pains for several days now comes and goes but when it does it's more so in the evenings been on lansoprazole almost 4weeks for acid reflux. What could be causing this?

Been having lower stomach pains for several days now comes and goes but when it does it's more so in the evenings been on lansoprazole almost 4weeks for acid reflux. What could be causing this?

See your physician: Without knowing your medical history, nor the ability to ask you questions and examine you it's not possible to give you advise as to the causes of your specific symptoms. For patient information on causes of abdominal pain see:
http://bit. Ly/10RdXop

You need to see a physician for an exam to diagnose your problems (s). Please don't try to diagnose yourself via the internet, you won't be able to. ...Read more

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When I lay down I feel like I have fever but dont. I get this wierd tingly feeling all over and burnigfeeling in stomach. Had egd 2 weeks ago. I was told I have acid reflux. I'm sure reflux can't cause all that can it?

When I lay down I feel like I have fever but dont. I get this wierd tingly feeling all over and burnigfeeling in stomach. Had egd 2 weeks ago. I was told I have acid reflux. I'm sure reflux can't cause all that can it?

Acid Reflux: There can be many symptoms for acid reflux. Burning in the abdomen is the most common, and is generally known as heartburn. If you experienced this symptom, especially when laying down, you most likely have acid reflux. If you have any issues with anxiety, these symptoms may worsen your anxiety and produce a tingling sensation over your body. You should see your family practice physician. ...Read more

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Can a stomach virus cause acid reflux?

Can a stomach virus cause acid reflux?

Possible: If you start with a viral illness, the bacterial flora of the gut (good bacteria normally there) can get thrown off balance. Also h.Pylori bacteria can cause reflux issues. Probiotics as well as otc medications for reflux can be helpful. If symptoms last more than 2 wks, see your family physician. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause burning pains in stomach and trouble breathing?

Yes: Acid reflux can cause these symptoms but many other issues can as well. You should see your doctor for further evaluation. In the meantime, you can start an over-the-counter reflux medication. ...Read more

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Can brain stroke cause stomach problems such as acid reflux?

Can brain stroke cause stomach problems such as acid reflux?

Not likely but: Not likely cause and effect, but there is a commonality of pathogens present in the body. Get checked and treated ...Read more

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Does Pepto (pink liquid) reduce acid reflux? My stomach is fine, I just feel acid in my lower neck. It gets this way when I'm having a bad GERD day.

Does Pepto (pink liquid) reduce acid reflux? My stomach is fine, I just feel acid in my lower neck. It gets this way when I'm having a bad GERD day.

Doesn't help.: Bismuth products such as Pepto-Bismol do not help with acid reflux. You might want to consider taking antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate) or Mylanta instead of Pepto-Bismol. Also avoiding any particular foods which cause you to have acid reflux is important. Avoiding caffeine and alcohol is important too. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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