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What causes acid stomach with severe nausea during early pregnancy. My stomach burns similar to gastritis. I have also had bowel cramps for 5days now.

What causes acid stomach with severe nausea during early pregnancy. My stomach burns similar to gastritis. I have also had bowel cramps for 5days now.

Pressure ; hormones: Increased abdominal pressure during pregnancy, coupled with hormonal effects, cause esophageal reflux and heartburn. The nausea could be due to that or just the pregnancy itself. ...Read more

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Can cyst cause acid in your stomach ?

Can cyst cause acid in your stomach  ?

Depends on cyst: Hmm...Don't know what cyst you are talking about. In general the stomach does not get cysts. The kidneys and the liver do. I guess if a cyst in these other places are big enough to push on the stomach, it can cause acid by pushing your stomach up. Not sure if this answers your question. Sounds like something that needs to be discussed further. ...Read more

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What is the cause/what are the causes of stomach acid?

What is the cause/what are the causes of stomach acid?

Many things: Many people have trouble with gastritis or reflux, due to hyperacidity or making too much acid. It can be due to a medical problem like zollinger-ellison syndrome, but most are due to the food you eat, or when you eat it. Numerous medications will help with it. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Can GERD really be caused by low stomach acid? Could be why 5+ rx's made me worse? Any standard tests to find out or is it more trial and error?

Can GERD really be caused by low stomach acid? Could be why 5+ rx's made me worse?   Any standard tests to find out or is it more trial and error?

Reflux: People with low stomach acid can still get reflux if they have an incompetent valve at the junction of the esophagus and stomach and eat large meals, recline after eating, are obese or eat fatty or oily meals which slow stomach emptying. If there is some acid in the stomach caffeine and chocolate may give them reflux also. An old fashioned upper GI series and barium swallow may help in diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do red grapes cause stomach acid?

Do red grapes cause stomach acid?

NO: Generally foods (or special diets) do not cause stomach acid. Treatment for stomach ulcers includes avoidance of caffeine, alcohol and smoking. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Why does solid food I eat seem to cause more stomach acid than just liquids?

Why does solid food I eat seem to cause more stomach acid than just liquids?

Emptying time: Liquids exit your stomach typically within 2 hours, while solid food (and the associated acids and pepsin) may hang around for 4-6 hours. ...Read more

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Can the damage of the esophagus caused by stomach acid from GERD be healed?

Can the damage of the esophagus caused by stomach acid from GERD be healed?

Yes: Yes, many medications can heal acid reflux. The strongest medications fall under the class of proton pump inhibitors. They block stomach acid production and can heal erosive esophagitis almost 90 percent of the time at 8 weeks. ...Read more

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After an a bleeding ulcer 2 years ago what causes constant acid in your stomach 24/7?

After an a bleeding ulcer  2 years ago what causes constant acid in your stomach 24/7?

Ulcer: what causes acid is specific cells in your stomach. but you can take Prilosec OTC once or twice a day and this will suppress the amount of acid your making, and help control gastritis, or GERD symptoms. ...Read more

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Can the herpes virus cause bronchitis or stomach acid pains? If so, what should the person take.

Can the herpes virus cause bronchitis or stomach acid pains? If so, what should the person take.

Herpes simplex: viruses are respiratory viruses that infect the upper respiratory tract and cause bronchitis. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 4 days or so. There is a data that suggest that peptic ulcer disease may be associated with HSV-1 and raise the possibility that some peptic ulcers may be caused by this virus. Need more research. ...Read more

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If hypothyroidism causes hypochloridia (low stomach acid) will iodine supplementation kick both into action?

If hypothyroidism causes hypochloridia (low stomach acid) will iodine supplementation kick both into action?

Maybe...: Be careful with iodine. If hypothyroidism is due to iodine deficiency, perhaps, but often thyroid problems are due to other reasons. Do not overdose on iodine. Find a good integrative medicine doctor who can help explore why your thyroid might not be functioning well. Consider betaine hcl to help digestion in the meantime. ...Read more