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Can Gallstones Cause Heartburn
Some circumstances: Indigestion describes an upset stomach; constipation relates to infrequent stooling. There is little likelihood of a cause & effect relationship. However, many patients with indigestion reach for remedies that may be constipating (e.g. Calcium or aluminum-based antacids). Also, global dysfunction of transit through the gut would result in both symptoms due to a slow emptying stomach & colon. ...Read more
Reflux and diarrhea: Not usually unless there is bleeding or gastroenteritis , food intolerences , immunocompromised state, gallbladder disease- w/ bile acid reflux, irritable bowel, or intermittent camphylobacter infection I though, never say never, as very rarely I have tested individuals with diarrhea for H pylori and it was positive.The antibiotics used for H P can cause diarrhea. f/u/w/ doc ...Read more
Possibly: Slow gastric emptying is associated with constipation. Slow gastric emptying is associated with gastroesophageal reflux. Omeprazole (prilosec) or proton pump inhibitor helps control acid but does not affect gastric emptying. Constipation can also increase abdominal pressure and in turn reflux. Side effect of Omeprazole also is constipation. ...Read more
Unlikely: Cholesterol gall stones form when something upsets the balance among the three components of bile: bile salts, a phospholipid called lisolethicin and cholesterol. Rapid weight gain or loss and pregnancy are common causes in susceptible individuals. I'm not aware of tramadol causing this. ...Read more
Among other causes: excessive gas has many potential causess, , ranging from liver disease, pancreatic problems, inflammatory bowel disease and a host of others. While OTC medicines (like Gas-X or Beano) may relieve it, see your physician and have a thorough evaluation to find the cause and the proper treatment ...Read more
Not really.: Ibs causes abd distention, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea like symptoms. Your symptoms sound typical of reflux disease. Avoid spicy food, chocolates, coffee, eat small meals, and take anti ulcer meds. Reflux symptoms could be from a hiatal hernia as well which is diagnosed by either an upper GI contrast study or egd. Follow up with a GI doc if symp not goinng away. ...Read more
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?
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.
Can omeprozole cause stomach upset gas and loose stools. Doctor prescribed for gerd symptoms but actually feel worse . Did not have stomach upset or gas and loose stools. With other symptoms. Also, found out I have gall stones after ultrasound ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What else besides an aortic aneurysm causes the upper abdomen to pulsate? 36 yo female , nonsmoker, history of GERD, no PMH of AAA. Pulsating 2+ hours.
Gallbladder function is low by hida scan.no gallstones but have frequent heartburn and chest discomfort pale stool and bad gas is surgery needed?
I have regular upper abdominal pains(burning sensation) after eating. gastroscopy done: no ulcers. Mild gastritis. Pancreas ok, no heartburn. No gallstones. No nausea. I am on nexmezol 40 and librax. Did a liver biopsy, little fat found. ?
See details: You need to discuss the continued pain with the doctors who are treating you. One cannot offer any specifics without a more detailed history and an exam. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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.
Pain bottom left shoulder blade specially in morning and pain in left upper abdomen under rib. ct scan w/contast normal doc thinks gerd.no heartburn?
Doctor can recheck: Many things are in the upper abdomen: stomach, pancreas, liver, small intestine, gall bladder, large intestine, abdominal muscles, etc... An exam by a primary care doctor can help figure things out. The stomach itself and the spleen are in the left upper abdomen. Pain in the right upper abdomen, plus symptoms that occur after eating, can be due to gallstones or other gall bladder disease. ...Read more
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
24yo F. Excessive burping, pain in upper abdomen middle:right. Not responding to Prilosec, no history of GERD. Worried about stomach cancer. ?
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
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?
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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