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Sore throat liquid coming up when drinking water eat pudding feel full then second cup of pudding feel better Prevacid (lansoprazole) it doesn't work

Sore throat liquid coming up when drinking water eat pudding feel full then second cup of pudding feel better Prevacid (lansoprazole) it doesn't work

Possible reflux: There are other medications you can try out there like nexium (esomeprazole) or Prilosec. Observe if you have any acid taste in your mouth, or wake up with acid in your mouth at night. Do your have heartburn? This could point you towards reflux as a cause. You can try antacids like tums or mylanta or maalox but do not take them with Prilosec or the nexium (esomeprazole) as it inactivates the meds and will not work. ...Read more

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I can't eat food with a lot of seasonings, or really greasy food, or drink soda without feeling really sick. If I drink water and eat bland foods I feel fine though. People keep telling me its my gallbladder causing problems, is that right?

I can't eat food with a lot of seasonings, or really greasy food, or drink soda without feeling really sick. If I drink water and eat bland foods I feel fine though. People keep telling me its my gallbladder causing problems, is that right?

Belly pain: You can have "gallbladder pain" from typically eating lots of greasy foods. Mainly food with high fat content. The soda or seasoning maybe signs of gerd/gastritis/ulcer although there maybe overlap. You may need lab testing and diagnostic testing. Try avoiding food triggers if able. ...Read more

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Am alwayes constepated and have had hemoroids more than once, I drink water and eat fibers but not alwayes, what shall I do?!

Am alwayes constepated and have had hemoroids more than once, I drink water and eat fibers but not alwayes, what shall I do?!

Lifestyle: Be quiet when you sit on the toilet. Make a special time to be alone. Substitute water for soda. Eat plain organic yoghurt twice a day with a teaspoon of metamucil and drink a glass of water. Eat fruit like pears, veg like celery and tomatoes every day... Sleep enough. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am frequently very constipated throughout the week, then when I am relieved it's all day. I drink water and eat fiber and exercise, what should I do?

I am frequently very constipated throughout the week, then when I am relieved it's all day. I drink water and eat fiber and exercise, what should I do?

Constipation: You can train your bowel. Ist attempt to go to the bathroom 30 min to 1 hour after a meal. This takes advantage of the gastrocolic reflex. May use a duclolax suppository 30 minutes after the meal to stimulate evacuation. Should try to train yourself to have a bowel movement at least every 48 hours. Can see a physicatrist or a GI doctor for a more comprehensive eval and bowel program design. ...Read more

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Will I need to drink water or eat a special diet on the day of my 24 hour urine specimen test?

Will I need to drink water or eat a special diet on the day of my 24 hour urine specimen test?

Depends on the: Type of test. Some chemicals tests do require refraining from some food items, e.g. Bananas. You should discuss the matter with your doctor about what will the 24 hour urine will be tested for and dietary restrictions needed. You need not restrict your water intake. One example of dietary restrictions for one of the chemicals may be seen at this site, other chemical have different restrictions.
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For two weeks I haven't felt hunger or thirst but I drink water and eat once a day anyway. My doctor does not know what it is. I took blood test today?

For two weeks I haven't felt hunger or thirst but I drink water and eat once a day anyway. My doctor does not know what it is. I took blood test today?

Watch this: Relax, Fred. This is fairly common and means nothing. You can reassure yourself about your physical health by going a day or so just drinking water; you'll get hungry. I suspect there's something going on in your life that may be making you sad; if you start having a sleep disturbance or sad moods, this may be dysthymia / depression for which early treatment's important. ...Read more

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My urine is a neon yellow color and I don't take vitamins. What could cause this and should I be worried? I drink water and eat ice all day long

My urine is a neon yellow color and I don't take vitamins. What could cause this and should I be worried? I drink water and eat ice all day long

Urine color: Normal urine color ranges from very pale yellow/or clear (when it is very dilute) to dark yellow, almost brown when it is extremely concentrated (i.e. You're not drinking enough fluids). The color is affected by certain dyes in foods, a common one is due to the riboflavin vitamin you mentioned. As long as it continues to vary in this range, being mostly yellow, there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I have a big hangover. Everytime I drink water, I vomit it (just yellow liquid). Should I force myself to drink more water/eat even if im vomiting it?

I have a big hangover. Everytime I drink water, I vomit it (just yellow liquid). Should I force myself to drink more water/eat even if im vomiting it?

Slow Down, Hound!: First of all, that hangover is telling you (if you'll listen) that you've done some damage to your brain and liver. It's a message of what happens with excessive drinking over time. As for the water, there's no point if you just vomit it back up. If it's really bad get some Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) at the drug store. Yes, take water or an electrolyte-frequently in small amounts and by that I mean 1-2Tbs every 3-5 min ...Read more

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Please help! I am having severe throat since I suffered from fever last week. I can't even drink water or eat food. Why is this happening?

Please help! I am having severe throat since I suffered from fever last week. I can't even drink water or eat food. Why is this happening?

Otolaryngologist: Sounds like a possible bacterial infection occurring after a viral upper respiratory infection.

While the problem may resolve in 5-7 days without treatment, it would be wise to get a thorough evaluation from an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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I drink between 3-6 8oz cans of red bull daily im 22 and my job is very physical I also don't drink water or eat healthy and I smoke cig am I screwed?

I drink between 3-6 8oz cans of red bull daily im 22 and my job is very physical I also don't drink water or eat healthy and I smoke cig am I screwed?

Sounds like you know: Sounds like u know these habits r unhealthy. Start by cutting back on caffeine energy drinks, drinking more water, eating healthy, getting enough rest & generally taking good physical care of yrself. You r not "screwed, " but u could screw up yr health if u continue as u describe above. Also, people make the mistake that working hard means u don't need exercise. Working hard is not working out. ...Read more

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Gained 2kg, been drinking more water, eat some bad food but exercising more and doing weight lifting. Why am I gaining weight?

Gained 2kg, been drinking more water, eat some bad food but exercising more and doing weight lifting. Why am I gaining weight?

The weight gain: Could easily be just from fluid retention. Potentially you are building muscle which will also cause weight gain. This is unlikely to be anything serious. If it persists, see a health care professional for blood work and evaluation. ...Read more

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When using the restroom, there was a long bright red streak on the stool. I've had hemmies for a while. I don't drink much water/eat fiber. Hurts. Help?

When using the restroom, there was a long bright red streak on the stool. I've had hemmies for a while. I don't drink much water/eat fiber. Hurts. Help?

Hemi?: I think what you're referring to are hemorrhoids which are nothing more than prolapsed veins. Which does occur often in the low fiber diet. Simple measures to increase your fiber such as over-the-counter preparations or even just increasing vegetables and fruits. However, it can also be a warning sign of underlying problems. Always check in with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Started getting headaches very afternoon around the same time every day. Started Birth control pills 2 months ago? Drinking water and eat well.

Started getting headaches very afternoon around the same time every day. Started Birth control pills 2 months ago? Drinking water and eat well.

There is no question: Simply putting a question mark on a statement does not make it a question, if you are asking if your birth control could be causing headaches the answer is maybe. A lot more information needs to be known about the headaches. You should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back after a bowel movement, difficulty going to the toilet, long duration... drink enough water, eat healthily... any suggestions?

Pain in lower back after a bowel movement, difficulty going to the toilet, long duration... drink enough water, eat healthily... any suggestions?

Stool softener-seeDr: Sounds like constipation possibly. Continue the healthy diet with increased Fiber and plenty of fluids, and see the dr. To be assessed for your possible constipation and back pains. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sir, question Very time I drink cool water, eat orange, ice cream, fruit with vit C, sour fruit, bitter fruit, my muscle pull back body to leg?

Sir, question Very time I drink cool water, eat orange, ice cream, fruit with vit C, sour fruit, bitter fruit, my muscle pull back body to leg?

Cramp: I would assume you mean your muscle cramps or spasms. The list of irritants you describe are either cool or acidic. I would be suspicious of an electrolyte imbalance. These substances can change your temperature or Ph which might be the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I do not ever drink water or really eat and it's gotten to the point to where I barely lift my head and I black completely out. Is this a problem?

Yes!: It sounds like you have anorexia, which is a serious life threatening condition. If you are feeling that bad, you should seek care immediately. ...Read more

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I've noticed that the upper part of my stomach sticks out when I eat and if I don't eat it stays flat. I drink water and I eat healthy. What's wrong?

I've noticed that the upper part of my stomach sticks out when I eat and if I don't eat it stays flat. I drink water and I eat healthy. What's wrong?

Thin?: If you are very thin, this may be normal. When I was a student, you could always see the food in my stomach after a meal. If you are not thin, there are several possibilities including gastritis, gas from swallowing air, and other possibilities which require an exam in person with your Internist or GI specialist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between normal water and sparkling water? I just cut soda and drink water but after I eat, I only drink sparkling water.

What is the difference between normal water and sparkling water? I just cut soda and drink water but after I eat, I only drink sparkling water.

Carbonation: Sparkling has co2 infused in it to give it bubbles. Seltzer and club soda both sparkle. Club soda usually has salt in it:seltzer usually does not. ...Read more

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