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Chronic Stomach Discomfort
Upper abdominal pain and discomfort w/ some chest area discomfort, burping, jaw/ear pain, nausea, diarrhea, grumbling stomach. What could symptoms be?
May be GI related...: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. Get examined now please for clarity of diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More info: There are many causes of abdo pain. How soon after eating? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Do certain foods affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? See a md for exam and studies. If severe --> er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause chronic indigestion, upper left back pain, chronic fatigue, nausea, stabbing headaches?
Related or not?: There are lots of possibilities here, all of which can be addressed by a physical exam and appropriate testing. Migraines for example can affect both head and gut ("intestinal migraine"). Please however don't contribute to your stomach upset by taking excessive nsaid's aimed at alleviating head ache. Get checked to rule out more esoteric pathology. ...Read more
Upper stomach pain & bloating. Lower stomach gurgling. Very painful. Hard to take deep breath. Gallbladder?
Could be: Not E-nuff information to guide you. If pain is severe enough to make taking a deep breath hard or impossible, go seek help at the Emergency location closest to you. If pain is not that bad, seek an appointment with your PCP as soon as you can. A few blood tests and a ultrasound exam of the abdomen will get things sorted out quickly. ...Read more
How stress can affect stomach bloat. Upper stomach discomfort to be specific. No pain no cramps. Only severe discomfort on upper area stomach.
Stress can cause: stomach issues but you should be examined by a doctor to make sure it is not something else ...Read more
Yes: Narcotics very frequently induce constipation with their use. It is important to take a stool softener and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (or simmilar) daily as well as staying well hydrated. Sennokot laxative is a good choice if you have not had a bm in several days (avoid the strong stimulant laxatives). Discuss your symptoms with your physician who can make recommendations. ...Read more
Constant loud stomach noises, abdominal cramping, occasional severe diarrhea, anxiety, sleeplessness, excessive mucus, acid reflux, frequent gas?
Can gallbladder disease cause lower stomach pain gurgling? Diagnosed with gb but have discomfort in lower area like upset stomach. Not upper right.
Experiencing constipation, abdominal discomfort, side pain, stomach upset & abdominal fullness. Middle back muscle super tight. What could cause this?
Abdominal pain : These little text boxes allow brief notes on general topics but aren't big enough for the detailed question/answer needed to sort out your symptoms. Consider a consultation with a doctor -- either in person or here on HealthTap. ...Read more
I am experiencing upper abdominal pain, bloating or abdominal fullness, abdominal discomfort, fatigue and abdominal pain (all over) (severity: mil...
Doctor can evaluate: 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. Pain in the right upper abdomen, especially with symptoms that occur after eating, can be due to gallstones or other gall bladder disease. A doctor can evaluate for gall bladder or other problems. ...Read more
See your physician: There are many causes of acid-related problems including: food, obesity, pregnancy, smoking, nsaids, alcohol, stress, ; a possible bacterial infection. That being said, there's also a host of conditions unrelated to acid that mimic peptic disease--dysmotility, biliary dyspepsia, pancreatitis, to name a few. Please see a physician for the correct diagnosis ; for targeted optimal treatment. ...Read more
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