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Can air for a long time in the digestive tract and stomach cause serious pain?

Can air for a long time in the digestive tract and stomach cause serious pain?

Yes: Air build up in the colon or stomach (often due to fermented foods) may expand the walls and cause pain. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause a burning feeling in the lower stomach as well? I wondered if the acid could cause burning throughout the digestive system.

Can GERD cause a burning feeling in the lower stomach as well? I wondered if the acid could cause burning throughout the digestive system.

Gastritis?: GER usually causes burning in chest area. However gastritis can be associated with esophagitis. Should consult physician for further testing and possible gastroscopy, examination of stomach with visualization and biopsies. ...Read more

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Can immodium cause trapped air in the GI tract, especially after long-term every day use?

Can immodium cause trapped air in the GI tract, especially after long-term every day use?

Yes: Chronic use is associated with compromise of the bowel to function properly. The inability to expel flatus (bowel gas) is one related problem. ...Read more

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Can oatmeal cause dearrhea? If so can it cause sharp pains in the upper and lower stomach and burning in the stomach.

Can oatmeal cause dearrhea? If so can it cause sharp pains in the upper and lower stomach and burning in the stomach.

NO It Does not: If a child is having Abdominal pain and Diarrhea , Acute Enteritis from something he/she ate caused it. It can be usually uncooked meat, vegetables or contamination from not properly washed produce. Very rarely from A=Oat meal though. Rx with Clear liquid diet, and BRAT diet for 2-3 days. If by any chance pain and cramps continue to get intense take r her to ER ...Read more

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Can breathing in dog urine for an extended period of time cause gastrointestinal issues?

Can breathing in dog urine for an extended period of time cause gastrointestinal issues?

Not Likely: Not likely, but I would suggest removing yourself from a place/environment where you are exposed to dog urine for extended periods of time. If you can't then I would suggest getting it cleaned up professionally or cleaning it up yourself. ...Read more

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Can yeast in throat and esophagus cause indigestion such as needing to burp all the time..

Can yeast in throat and esophagus cause indigestion such as needing to burp all the time..

Candidiasis: 'Thrush' or candidal pharyngitis causes sore throat and problems swallowing, also called 'dysphagia.' A bad case of thrush can spread from throat down to esophagus causing candidal esophagitis which exacerbates dysphagia. Finally, candida can colonize the esophagus selectively without visible thrush in the throat. Nonspecific symptoms like indigestion, soreness, pain, dysphagia all possible. ...Read more

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Can breathing in a rotten apple for an extended period of time be harmful to health? Can it cause lung disease?

Can breathing in a rotten apple for an extended period of time be harmful to health? Can it cause lung disease?

Potentially: If the apple was rotten enough, you might inhale mold spores which is a health hazard, and could cause lung problems, but that is an extreme version of a rotten apple. Throw it away ! ...Read more

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Can cpap cause a lot of gass in your stomach.?

Can cpap cause a lot of gass in your stomach.?

Yes: If the pressure is too high or machine or mask is not adjusted properly. You can also get, ahem, gas. ...Read more

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Can an anatomical abnormality in the large intestine cause a delay in transit of food , and can this delay over time cause kidney disease?

Can an anatomical abnormality in the large intestine cause a delay in transit of food , and can this delay over time cause kidney disease?

Yes, no: It is possible to have an anatomic variant or a tumor in the large intestine which could slow transit or cause constipation. It is important to have a colonoscopy at age 50 to assess for possible polyps or tumors. However, a partial blockage of the large intestine does not cause kidney disease. If you have not yet had your colonoscopy, get it right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a possible non heart attack cause of a quick sharp pain in the left chest/arm? Can it be gas? Other stomach issues?

What is a possible non heart attack cause of a quick sharp pain in the left chest/arm? Can it be gas? Other stomach issues?

Non-heart attack: Quick sharp pain in left chest and arm need not be from heart attack. It could be angina with out heart attack. Consult your physician. Other non-cardiac causes are pericarditis (inflammation of outer layer of heart), musculoskeletal pain, or neural pain. ...Read more

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Can taking low dose antibiotics long term 5 years cause irritation in the intestines and can you have inflammation in the intestines from something other than c-diff or crohn's/uc?

Can taking low dose antibiotics long term 5 years cause irritation in the intestines and can you have inflammation in the intestines from something other than c-diff or crohn's/uc?

Yes and yes: We are only beginning to understand the harm done by taking antibiotics in upsetting the normal balance of bacteria in our bodies. Here is an excellent article about this issue: http://www.Newyorker.Com/reporting/2012/10/22/121022fa_fact_specter. ...Read more

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Can fibers like psyllium be helpful in addrsing slow bowel movement problem where food stays in stomach for long time resulting in acid reflux symptms?

Can fibers like psyllium be helpful in addrsing slow bowel movement problem where food stays in stomach for long time resulting in acid reflux symptms?

Fiber: Fiber products like psyllium provide bulk for good bowel movements but, in my opinion, do not promote better gastric emptying in those patients who have gastroparesis or very slow emptying of stomach contents. There are other medications that do such as reglan or erythromycin. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to advise and treat you. ...Read more

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What can cause a severe dull pain in the stomach during or after a meal?

What can cause a severe dull pain in the stomach during or after a meal?

Ulcer: Dull pain in the region of the stomach associated with a meal or shortly after a meal can be caused by ulcers and gastritis. Gallbladder disease can also occur. You should see your doctor for an exam and lab tests. There are good medications to use, and often upper endoscopy is used to confirm the diagnosis. Abdominal ultrasound is also beneficial to exclude gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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Can gas cause a little annoying pain in the center of your chest?

Can gas cause a little annoying pain in the center of your chest?

Yes: Yes, it is very possible that chest pain is due to gas (the medical term is "dyspepsia"). There are many other causes for chest pain, however, which include infection, inflammation, muscular pain, anxiety, etc (considering your age). It is best to have this examined by your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Can trapped gas cause a GREAT deal of stomach discomfort? It came on suddenly. Not the typical pain associated with stomach virus.

Sure can!: I had gas pain that was worse than my later appendicitis. Gas-X (simethicone) helps a lot. But bad pain needs to be evaluated if it does not go away quickly with simethicone or an antacid. Splenda and sorbitol candies and drinks, also gave me pain worse than labor pain! Never again! ...Read more

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Can there be a underlining cause for stinky burps? Some kind of problem in stomach or with digestion? This happens to my husband every few months.

Can there be a underlining cause for stinky burps? Some kind of problem in stomach or with digestion? This happens to my husband every few months.

Yes: Esophageal diverticular problem, called zenker's. Hiatal hernia and reflux, and causes of dilated stomach and retention, like ulcer obstruction etc. Consider gastroenterology appointment, and endoscope! ...Read more

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