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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Hi. I've been taking Omeprazole for about a month for acid reflux. Yesterday and today I had loose stools that were orange. Is this caused by the Rx?

Hi. I've been taking Omeprazole for about a month for acid reflux. Yesterday and today I had loose stools that were orange. Is this caused by the Rx?

Omeprazole sideeffec: Abdominal pain, lose tools diarrhea and bloating maybe side effect of omeprazole. Stools color change may depend on the diet or gallbladder dysfunction ...Read more

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Been having loose stools ever since I came off acid reflux medication (nizatidine) is this normal? Been one week.

Been having loose stools ever since I came off acid reflux medication (nizatidine) is this normal? Been one week.

GERD meds: May be a side effect of mediciation. Stop all GI meds for 1 week and follow a regualr diet- if not improved, call your physician. ...Read more

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I am 33 year old male, have had loose stools (not watery) for years. Stomach growling/gas/acid reflux/mild cramps, hemrroids. Is this colon cancer?

I am 33 year old male, have had loose stools (not watery) for years. Stomach growling/gas/acid reflux/mild cramps, hemrroids. Is this colon cancer?

IBS: Symptoms of loose stools ; abdominal cramps in young adult male suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome. Intestinal cancer would be most unusual. Personally, I would be interested in history of extreme sports participation ; chronic low back pain, which I have found concommitent with these symptoms in young adult males. The symptoms suggest that a primary medical doctor evaluation is in order. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause diarrhea?

Can acid reflux cause diarrhea?

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

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I am on pantoprozole for acid reflux and once a week I get rotten egg smelling belches followed by diarrhea. Could it be caused by medication or what?

I am on pantoprozole for acid reflux and once a week I get rotten egg smelling belches followed by diarrhea. Could it be caused by medication or what?

Probiotics: These medicines have been reported to alter healthy flora in the colon and make one succeptible to overgrowth of c difficile infection. This could be the diarrhea. Probiotics and a diet in short chained fructoligosacchardies from bananas, garlic, asparagus and tomatoes and whole grain wheat products can help establish normal flora while on these medications. ...Read more

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Can a femoral hernia cause acid reflux, nausea, diarrhea and constipation?

Can a femoral hernia cause acid reflux, nausea, diarrhea and constipation?

Unlikely: A hiatal hernia may cause this but not typically a femoral hernia unless it is strangulated with obstruction. ...Read more

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About a week ago I had bad acid reflux. Biting my throat. Started taking prevacid (lansoprazole) and now I have stomach pain and diarrhea. What is the cause?

About a week ago I had bad acid reflux. Biting my throat. Started taking prevacid (lansoprazole) and now I have stomach pain and diarrhea. What is the cause?

Prevacid/Diarrhea: If you have abdominal pain and diarrhea after taking Prevacid to control diarrhea, it could be prevacid's side effects. Suggest to stop the medications. If you have seldom acid reflux and needed a quick fix, try zantac (ranitidine) instead. ...Read more

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I have been sick for three weeks now I have been vomiting atleast once a day ocasional diarreah and horrific acid reflux I ve been seeing a urgent car?

I have been sick for three weeks now I have been vomiting atleast once a day ocasional diarreah and horrific acid reflux I ve been seeing a urgent car?

Get a second opinion: You need to see a primary care doctor with a regular medical practice. You have been suffering for 3 weeks, and it's time to find someone who can follow through with you and do a full evaluation. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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What is pepto bismol used for? And can I use it for acid reflux after a meal? I'm on toprol (metoprolol) XR and synthroid. Also having diarreah

What is pepto bismol used for? And can I use it for acid reflux after a meal? I'm on toprol (metoprolol) XR and synthroid. Also having diarreah

Yes: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) is used for nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach and diarrhea. Since heartburn is a common signs of acid reflux, most likely pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) will help. Consult your doctor about a medication you can take if this over the counter drug does not help. Always consult your doctor about mixing medications as well since I am not familiar with your medical history. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux but I have been having terrible stomach ache and diarrhoea recently is this due to the acid flux or something different?

I have acid reflux but I have been having terrible stomach ache and diarrhoea recently is this due to the acid flux or something different?

Tricky: Without an exam, I can only give general information.
cannot say in your particular case, but generally, you'd expect reflux to give upper symptoms (like heartburn) but not lower symtpoms like diarrhea. ...Read more

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Are acid reflux and diarrhea related?

Not usually.: Although both maladies affect the digestive tract, they are usually not related. Since they are both fairly common, it is possible that you could have both problems happening at once. They probably are not related though. If either are out of control, see your doctor or your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Every time I eat anything, doesn't matter what it is, I feel really sick start to get acid reflux and diarrhea.?

Every time I eat anything, doesn't matter what it is, I feel really sick start to get acid reflux and diarrhea.?

Reflux and diarrea: Hello, this is unusual and to be occurring in a 20yo young woman, I would be alerted to this being as a result of a psychological condition like social anxiety as being the cause and as such could be a precursor to an eating disorder. I would suggest as well as treating the symptoms which is easy there is a robust psychological intervention. Pse see a psychologist as well thx ...Read more

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I have had diarrhea at least once a day for about two weeks now. Along with this, I've also had heartburn/acid reflux. What might this be?

I have had diarrhea at least once a day for about two weeks now. Along with this, I've also had heartburn/acid reflux. What might this be?

Reflux: An irritated stomach can trigger loose bowels as well. Please see your provider to get assessment and treatment for your stomach and intestinal problems ...Read more

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I drink wine 2-4 a week n once every other month I get diarrhea, also I hv acid reflux almost daily. Both better w/acidophilus?

I drink wine 2-4 a week n once every other month I get diarrhea, also I hv acid reflux almost daily. Both better w/acidophilus?

DGL is used to: Help with acid reflux and is a safe supplement. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am 17, and I keep having Diarrhea that is clear and like water. I also have been having really bad heartburn and acid reflux with this.

I am 17, and I keep having Diarrhea that is clear and like water. I also have been having really bad heartburn and acid reflux with this.

Watery diarrhea: May be h pylori a bacteria in the stomach associated with reflux. May be just reflux or gastroenteritis or gallbladder or food intolerances. F/u w/doc as may need ultrasound or antibiotics for h pylori. Try a probiotic. it helps in gastroenteritis and H pylori but still need additional treatment ...Read more

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I have a sensitive stomach, have colitis and acid reflux, does eating greek yogurt give you diarrhea.

I have a sensitive stomach, have colitis and acid reflux, does eating greek yogurt give you diarrhea.

Maybe: Greek yogurt contains some lactose sugar and lactose intolerance could give you diarrhea. Colitis flare could also cause diarrhea regardless of your food choice. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Had diarrhea for about a week, with no cramps or pain just mild bloating, and have recently started getting acid reflux, possible issue?

Had diarrhea for about a week, with no cramps or pain just mild bloating, and have recently started getting acid reflux, possible issue?

Side effect: It could be side effect of the medicine sometime it will go away by itself after the body get used to the medicine my advise take pepto-bismuth and eat yogurt avoid anti diarrhea medicine if persisted stop the medicine and see your doctor might be able to help you better
i hope that answer your question
thank you for using health tap
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I have had diarrhea, nausea, occasional vomiting, dizziness, acid reflux. Dr. Did not seem to concerned. Have been sick for about six weeks?

Further examinations: Have your urine checked for infection.
Chronic acid reflux can give you anaemia, so have a blood test done.
Also a stool sample should be sent to a lab to check for any infections.
Also a colonoscopy and gastroscopy is essential. ...Read more

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My husband started vomiting with diarrhea a few days ago. He has acid reflux and takes antacids daily. This has happened periodically for a few years.

My husband started vomiting with diarrhea a few days ago. He has acid reflux and takes antacids daily. This has happened periodically for a few years.

Common causes: The most common causes of vomiting and diarrhea are stomach viruses and bad food. If it is happening recurrently then there may be something else going on like an inflammatory bowel disorder. He should see a gastroenterologist for further consultation. He may need upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What could be the problem; all of a sudden I have had diarrhea now for over a month. Horrible acid reflux & painful abdominal pain. Barely eat/drink?

What could be the problem; all of a sudden I have had diarrhea now for over a month. Horrible acid reflux & painful abdominal pain. Barely eat/drink?

If you are taking: Lots of antacids for excessive heartburn, this can cause diarrhea. Just a thought. This is 1 of many causes of chronic diarrhea. The work up will require a fresh stool specimen. Heartburn can usually be rapidly controlled with over the counter meds like Nexium (esomeprazole).
A thorough work-up of your gastrointestinal symptoms is justified because of the "sudden" onset and the "horrible" characterization of sympto ...Read more

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I have some acid reflux, but no diarrhea, no nausea or vomiting just constant pain! Help!?

GERD: Constant burning pain perhaps relieved by antacids might be acid reflux of gastroesophageal reflux disease. A gastroenterologist evaluation is in order. In a forties male coronary artery disease is always a concern and even acute heart attacks, but the questioner does not provide sex, acuteness, duration, constancy, or location. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux, woke up this morning severe burning in my stomach, threw up & had diarrhea but my stomach still hurts. What should I do?

I have acid reflux, woke up this morning severe burning in my stomach, threw up & had diarrhea but my stomach still hurts. What should I do?

Need to be seen: Your description of the pain, and the location, are enough to suggest that you be been today.
Call your DR, or go to the ER.' ...Read more

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I just finished a 10 day course for c diff. 3 days later, and I'm having acid reflux, dull hunger pain, gas, and diarrhea. Normal after antibiotics?

I just finished a 10 day course for c diff. 3 days later, and I'm having acid reflux, dull hunger pain, gas, and diarrhea. Normal after antibiotics?

Which medication?: If metronidazole was used to treat your c diff infection, then yes it can cause those said side effects, if it stays for more than a week, see your doctor for recheck, best wishes ...Read more

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Pain on R low abdomen and worse during sex. Acid reflux daily and bouts of diarrhea constipation nausea. Had diarrhea Saturday and stopped up since?

Pain on R low abdomen and worse during sex. Acid reflux daily and bouts of diarrhea constipation nausea. Had diarrhea Saturday and stopped up since?

Complicated: With so many symptoms going on, you'd be best served by seeing a healthcare provider in person for a detailed history and examination. ...Read more

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I have TMJ and my front teeth are long and sharp. If one cannot chew their food all the way, is it easier to get heartburn, acid reflux or diarrhea?

Yup!: Adequate chewing is essential for digestion to work optimally. In fact, the time spent chewing exposes food to saliva. The components of healthy saliva actually are the first stages of the digestion process. That's one reason to maintain oral health. Even if your unable to "chew" due to jaw or dental or gum problems, do hold the minced food in your mouth and allow it time to interact with saliva. ...Read more

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Diarrhea on and off and have also been getting really awful acid reflux. Is this normal after a stomach bug/food poisoning?

Diarrhea on and off and have also been getting really awful acid reflux. Is this normal after a stomach bug/food poisoning?

Yes: Viral infections of the GI tract can alter motility for several weeks following resolution of the acute illness. Over the counter acid reflux medications can help in the short term. If the symptoms persist or are interfering with work or overall well being, seek advice from your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Lots of acid reflux all day, indigestion and IBS-like discomfort but w/o diarrhea. Is this gastritis? H. Pylori? Should I go on a diet or meds? Thx

GERD, ? H. Pylori: Reflux is often associated with H. Pylori but not always. You might have gastritis. You probably have at least some dysbiosis and possibly SIBO. You might have a deficiency of hydrochloric acid.
Ideally see an integrative/functional medicine doc to evaluate.
For some approaches that may help see
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and http://tinyurl. Com/hskctuj
and https://draxe. Com/sibo-symptoms/ ...Read more

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I have chills, heartburn, acid reflux, diarrhea- mostly liquid stools. Nausea, no vomit yet. Today only. Ate potentially suspect stuff last night.

I have chills, heartburn, acid reflux, diarrhea- mostly liquid stools. Nausea, no vomit yet. Today only. Ate potentially suspect stuff last night.

Be Well Hydrated.: Hi
Yours could very well be Food Poisoning - GastroEnteritis resulting from eating contaminated food. Majority of food poisoning cases are mild and self-limiting. Keep yourself well hydrated. You should be able to get OTC medication to relieve your diarrhoea/nausea/heartburn. Get well soon. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vomiting, diarrhea (quality: chronic (persistent, sustained), severe), lower abdominal pain (side: left), acid reflux, burning...

See doctor: You need to see the doctor for these issues. You need to give a good history to describe the symptoms. With the vomiting and the firebrand you need examination so get going ...Read more

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Gassy, vertigo, hard feeling in stomach when standing, headache, acid reflux, diarrhea, fatigue, doctor isn't showing any concern but I feel awful.

Gas / diarrhea: Check for reflux try ranitdine /previcid but also check for H pyloir a bacteria that is associated with reflux. I, also check for gallbladder, irritable bowel, food intolerances (like lactose/gluten), check thyroid levels, rarely POTS- positional tachycardia (need tilt table), very rare Zollinger, carcinoid f/u/ w/ doc -second opinion or gastroenterologist ...Read more

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13 weeks pregnant &thought I had acid reflux/morning sickness last night. Now I have diarrhea, abdominal cramping &chills plus above. Food poisoning?

13 weeks pregnant &thought I had acid reflux/morning sickness last night. Now I have diarrhea, abdominal cramping &chills plus above. Food poisoning?

Or infection: Your symptoms certainly sound more extensive than would be expected from morning sickness alone. Infection or food poisoning are some considerations. Maintaining your hydration will be of the utmost importance, especially while pregnant. Best wishes ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more