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I have been diagnosed with GERD, Antral Gastritis, & Gallstone 4 months before. I have lost close to 7 Kgs in the last 4 months. Is this normal?

I have been diagnosed with GERD, Antral Gastritis, & Gallstone 4 months before. I have lost close to 7 Kgs in the last 4 months. Is this normal?

Not unusual: Not enough history is available but with the metric measure it suggests UK or other places.
If you follow a diet for the gastritis and the gall bladder disease. This is not new. Try the diet and may need your GB out. Best wishes. ...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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Pain in the chest, back, arms, and shoulders. I burp constantly. Doc thought it was GERD, but meds don't help. Family history of gallstones.

Pain in the chest, back, arms, and shoulders. I burp constantly. Doc thought it was GERD, but meds don't help. Family history of gallstones.

Pain: If your doctor thinks that your pain is due to GERD but it is not responsive to the medications, then the next step would be a work up by a gastroenterologist. There are tests which can help sort this out. I would make an appointment as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol which im treating now cause my GERD? Or possible gall stones?

Can high cholesterol which im treating now cause my GERD? Or possible gall stones?

Common with obesity: High cholesterol can be seen with obesity.Gallstones and ge reflux can both be associated with obesity. Excess cholesterol incorporated into one type of gall stones ...Read more

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I have been having ruq pain after dinner. The pain radiates to my back and the right jaw. Usually starts with heartburn. Gallstones?

I have been having ruq pain after dinner. The pain radiates to my back and the right jaw. Usually starts with heartburn. Gallstones?

? Gallbladder Attack?: The location and description of your pain may be secondary to gallbladder disease. These attacks typically occur after eating (esp. Fatty foods), last for an hour or more, are assc. W/nausea +/- vomiting, and may radiate into the back. Diagnosis is usually established with a simple ultrasound. I recommend that you see your primary care doctor for formal evaluation. ...Read more

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Gallbladder function is low by hida scan. No gallstones but have frequent heartburn and chest discomfort pale stool and bad gas is surgery needed?

Gallbladder function is low by hida scan. No gallstones but have frequent heartburn and chest discomfort pale stool and bad gas is surgery needed?

GERD vs GB: Your slow gallbladder (GB) might cause heartburn or GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease, but an endoscopy and 24 he pH study will help evaluate for GERD/heartburn diagnosis. ...Read more

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Have kidstone on left side, but feels like pressure or something moving under right rib, had brief pain by naval. Have GERD and gas. Gall stones, appendix?

Have kidstone on left side, but feels like pressure or something moving under right rib, had brief pain by naval. Have GERD and gas. Gall stones, appendix?

Depends...: Most kidstones cause no pain if not causing obstruction. Common symptoms of gallbladder disease (+/- gallstones) include bloating, gas, belching and pain under right ribs, sometimes going around right side into back near shoulder blade. Appendix usually hits hard and fast (over 1-2 days) and gb pain is usually episodic and comes and goes. ...Read more

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35 year-old woman with abdominal discomfort, bloating, nausea and gas associated with starchy foods.....?

35 year-old woman with abdominal discomfort, bloating, nausea and gas associated with starchy foods.....?

Abdominal discomfort: I recommend finding a functional medicine physician and get evaluated for gluten intolerance and other potential causes of food allergies. ...Read more

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I have been having constant pains of indigestion for over a week, eat or not. I have no gallbladder but it kinda feels like I did when I had gallstone?

I have been having constant pains of indigestion for over a week, eat or not. I have no gallbladder but it kinda feels like I did when I had gallstone?

Could be serious: Although unlikely, you could have a retained gallstone which could be causing. This pain.
However, a more serious concern is possible coronary artery disease; which can often masquerade as indigestion. You should be seen immediately, and evaluated for possible heart attack. Also he should have laboratory testing done to Evaluate for possible abdominal problems ...Read more

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Is my acid reflux & indigestion anything to do with my symptomatic gallstone.?

Is my acid reflux & indigestion anything to do with my symptomatic gallstone.?

See below: The short answer is no. The two do not share a common root cause and therefore cannot directly impact one another. Conversely, the symptoms of these two maladies share significant overlap and are frequently confused for one another. If you do indeed have both you may be suffering symptoms of both. Consult with your doctor to be sure you are being adequately treated. ...Read more

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Constant indigestion, no gallbladder, but it feels like it did when I had gallstones, also bloating and gas, no reflux, just continuous indigestion?

Constant indigestion, no gallbladder, but it feels like it did when I had gallstones, also bloating and gas, no reflux, just continuous indigestion?

Reflux: You may still be experiencing gastric reflux. Many people think you need to feel a burning sensation to have acid reflux but many times you may just have a cough or a bloating sensation like yourself. However, it's best that you see your doctor for a full exam. ...Read more

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Went to ER for indigestion like fullness, found out I have gallstones. While on cardiac mon. It showed 2 paired & 2 multifocal pvcs. Dangerous pvcs?

Went to ER for indigestion like fullness, found out I have gallstones. While on cardiac mon. It showed 2 paired & 2 multifocal pvcs. Dangerous pvcs?

PVC: Multifocal PVC and coupling on cardiac monitor should be followed up by 12 lead ekg and rhythm strip. Unifocal PVC upto 6 in a minute are acceptable. ...Read more

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Ruq pain that goes to back and shoulder, light colored loose stool with indigestion. U/s showed no gallstones. Wbc 10.8 low grade temp. Bilirubin wnl.

Ruq pain that goes to back and shoulder, light colored loose stool with indigestion. U/s showed no gallstones. Wbc 10.8 low grade temp. Bilirubin wnl.

Ulcer: May have ulcer but can still have gallbladder problems even though no stones. May need hida scan and labs to see amylase and lipase for pancreas. ...Read more

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Lft upper abdomen dailyuncomfort fluttering all day, diff to pass gas but when do helps. Upper endoscopy norm. BM D some days. Dr maybe gerd, no hrt brn?

LUQ gas diarrhea: May have food intolerances, would check for gluten sensitivity, soy allergy as well as milk/ eggs the major culprits. Would also check gallbladder / pancreatic sufficiency and see if creon helps. Consider irritable syndrome as well. But first would check all other causes and follow up with GI. ...Read more

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What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

Studies have shown: That the differential diagnosis of heartburn symptoms is quite broad, but according to Dr. Harmon and others in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, there are five major causes:
Medications, functional dyspepsia, GERD, peptic ulcer disease, and cancer.
GERD may have no symptoms of heartburn whatsoever. Here is a review to read: http://tinyurl. Com/nqnv9qr ...Read more

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For the last 4 days I've had constant heartburn feeling in my upper abdomen. I have never had heartburn before. When should I see my dr?

For the last 4 days I've had constant heartburn feeling in my upper abdomen. I have never had heartburn before. When should I see my dr?

How about now?: Heartburn can be symptom of heart attack as well as acid reflux. Sometimes even doctors can't tell without special tests, so I wouldn't expect you to be able to tell the difference. ...Read more

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When I get hungry I feel the hunger sensation in my upper abdomen and it grumbles there too when I'm hungry what is it I don't think it's heartburn?

When I get hungry I feel the hunger sensation in my upper abdomen and it grumbles there too when I'm hungry what is it I don't think it's heartburn?

Stomach: That is your stomach releasing gastric juices and churning in anticipation of being fed. The sensation is called hunger pains. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper abdomen and heartburn. The pain worsens when I lay down amd feels like a heavy lump. Am I ok? -b

I have pain in my upper abdomen and heartburn. The pain worsens when I lay down amd feels like a heavy lump. Am I ok? -b

Hard to say: Although heart burn from stomach issues can cause your symptoms, its wise to rule out other life threatening causes first. I would suggest an emergency room visit to determine your exact cause. Good luck ...Read more

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I am experiencing acid reflux and heartburn (gerd). I tend to get this a lot after swallowing a pill. What could cause this?

I am experiencing acid reflux and heartburn (gerd). I tend to get this a lot after swallowing a pill. What could cause this?

GERD: Gerd (movement of stomach contents into esophagus) can result from: 1) inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, gastroparesis (sluggish stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet obstruction), ineffective esophageal peristalsis, inadequate salivary production. Limit consumption of: caffeine & fizzy drinks, dietary fats, tomato products, chocolate, tobacco, alcohol, bedtime snacks. ...Read more

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I've read gerd/heartburn is often caused by low stomach acid and not too much. Is this true or more of a holistic/natural type point of view?

I've read gerd/heartburn is often caused by low stomach acid and not too much. Is this true or more of a holistic/natural type point of view?

Not true: GERD is caused by contents in the stomach coming up through the esophagus, which in turn has a poorly understood cause. We think it is probably due to too many random openings of the valve. Certain medications can also cause the valve to open, as can stress, obesity, & problems with the stomach emptying to name a few. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Currently taking 40mg omeprazole 4 gerd, recently, have excessive acid (ea) which results in severe heartburn even with ppi. What can causes for ea b?

Currently taking 40mg omeprazole 4 gerd, recently, have excessive acid (ea) which results in severe heartburn even with ppi. What can causes for ea b?

Timing: How are you taking the omeprazole? It should be taken on an empty stomach with nothing to eat or drink for at least 30 minutes after. If you aren't taking it this way that can reduce to the effectiveness. Otherwise, you may need to see your doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can a small sliding hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath. I have no GERD or any sort of heartburn. Thanks.?

Can a small sliding hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath. I have no GERD or any sort of heartburn. Thanks.?

Not likely: That a small hiatal hernia can cause breathing problems. Have your doctor investigate other causes of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Hiatal hernia: other than GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)/heartburn, what other effects might it cause? Is it dangerous if left untreated?

Hiatal hernia: other than GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)/heartburn, what other effects might it cause? Is it dangerous if left untreated?

Depends: Large hiatal hernias (or paraesophageal) hernias can cause chest pain, difficulty swallowing, and severe anemia from chronic bleeding. Only rarely do they cause life threatening problems such as gangrene. They are however frequently misunderstood as the cause of symptoms, so if a large hiatal or paraesophageal hernia is the diagnosis, see a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in lap repair. ...Read more

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Can Plavix cause persistent heartburn in a person with stroke, heart atrack and GERD treated with Protonix (pantoprazole)?

Can Plavix cause persistent heartburn in a person with stroke, heart atrack and GERD treated with Protonix (pantoprazole)?

Unlikely: Plavix (clopidogrel) does not cause such acidity symptoms but acid refux can be the reason for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is whitish phlegm being regurgitated consistent with GERD? (No heartburn) Can Pantoprazole become completely ineffective? Can regurgitation cause dried plugged nose in morning?

Is whitish phlegm being regurgitated consistent with GERD? (No heartburn) Can Pantoprazole become completely ineffective? Can regurgitation cause dried plugged nose in morning?

? GERD???: Have several? 's. With Gerd you're having stomach contents come back up your esophagus to your throat. It could look a little phlegm to you occasionally but most of the time I would think phlegm would come from chest. Pantoprozole is a Proton Pump Inhibitor.It tells the parietal cells in the stomach stop producing acid. Should not give you dry nose in AM. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause moderate nausea from not eating and several hours after eating cause stomach/intestinal spasms and pain (without any sxs of heartburn)?

Can GERD cause moderate nausea from not eating and several hours after eating cause stomach/intestinal spasms and pain (without any sxs of heartburn)?

Possibly IBS: You possibly have a condition called irritable bowel syndrome, but I can't be sure since I do not know how long have you had this. Irritable bowel is a very common illness and occurs more often in female. Gerd typically causes "heartburn" symptoms and you should get some relief with pepcid/tums/prilosec etc. If these are new symptoms and treatment above don't help, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have gastritis. I often experience stomach burning and heartburn. Yesterday I feel something stuck in my throat and chest. Can h.pylori cause GERD?

I have gastritis. I often experience stomach burning and heartburn. Yesterday I feel something stuck in my throat and chest. Can h.pylori cause GERD?

Gerd: H pylori is often associated with gerd can try elevating head of bed on 8 inch blocks and see if this helps if you have problems at night. ...Read more

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I been having this discomfort in my stomach, cramps, heartburn and I feel like a poking on both side of lower rib cage and on my upper abdomen or stom?

I been having this discomfort in my stomach, cramps, heartburn and I feel like a poking on both side of lower rib cage and on my upper abdomen or stom?

? gastritis: Inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis) is likely. Follow a bland diet, avoid alcohol and caffeine, take an antacid like mylanta 1/2 hours after meals and at bedtime, and take prilosec daily. If symptoms persist see your physician or a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. Peptic ulcer, pancreatic inflammation are other possibilities. ...Read more

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What are the causes of people to develop gallstones?

What are the causes of people to develop gallstones?

Unknown: Gallstones can be somewhat hereditary in families, more common in women who have had childbirth, more common in some central and south american native populations, higher after some major surgeries such as gastric bypass or open heart surgery, higher if hepatitis exposure, uncertain relationship to diet & cholesterol levels, etc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of gallstones and what can be done for it?

What are the causes of gallstones and what can be done for it?

Imbalance: Chemical imbalance inside the gallbladder with crystals that form from either bile salts or cholesterol, these grow into gallstones. More common in females and can also be hereditary in some native populations. Some theories of hormonal changes, gallbladder wall dysfunction, cholesterol imbalance, etc, etc. Avoid fatty or greasy foods that may cause pain. Best treatment is gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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What would cause a distended gallbladder without gallstones?

What would cause a distended gallbladder without gallstones?

Distention: A distended gallbladder without gallstones could be a normal variant or could be due to an obstruction in the biliary tract distally, however that would also cause other related symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more