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I have had a dull stomach ache, gas & diarrhea for three weeks. What could this be?

I have had a dull stomach ache, gas & diarrhea for three weeks. What could this be?

Multiple things: It can be a parasite, food intolerance such as lactose intolerance. You may also be developing inflammatory bowel disease.
Viral belly bugs only last a few days.
At this point you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


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Mix of dark and light green stool especially after eating certain fruits i.e. grapes n dull stomach ache for two months. Possible causes?

Mix of dark and light green stool especially after eating certain fruits i.e. grapes n dull stomach ache for two months. Possible causes?

Changed stool color: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Have been feeling a dull stomach ache for three days. I use 10mg Prilosec each morning and use heaping tablespoon Metamucil after dinner. Causes?

Have been feeling a dull stomach ache for three days. I use 10mg Prilosec each morning and use heaping tablespoon Metamucil after dinner. Causes?

Need more info: There are dozens of things that can give you a stomach ache. Need to know age, sex, other medical conditions, etc. Unfortunately, I can't narrow things down for you. My guess is that any acid reflux is being treated with the Prilosec (although that is a low dose) and you are regulating your bowels with the fiber. More testing is likely needed but see a medical professional so they can focus test. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a constant dull stomach ache?

What are the causes of a constant dull stomach ache?

Stomach ache: 34 F asks: What are the causes of a constant dull stomach ache? ANS: Many. Some not so bad and some deadly: such as ulcer, cancer, tabdominal aortic aneurysm to mention a few. But you need to talk to a Dr who can get more information, they examine you and then order the correct to find out your problem. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of a constant dull stomach ache?

What are the main causes of a constant dull stomach ache?

GERD: Reflux / GERD/ stomach ulcer/ H pylori infection or chronic pancreatitis. Easiest thing is to start taking Omepeazole OTC empty stomach for 2 weeks if it helps its reflux if it doesn't you may need blood work up and /or EGD. Talk to you PCP. ...Read more

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Why do I still have a dull stomach ache after finishing a course of orni o and pan d?

Why do I still have a dull stomach ache after finishing a course of orni o and pan d?

Stomach upset?: Possibly stomach upset or mild gastritis from the pills. Also possible that the treatment didn't work and you'll need to be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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Urgent: feels like I'm rocking back and forth with mild dull stomach ache what's going on?

Urgent: feels like I'm rocking back and forth with mild dull stomach ache what's going on?

See your MD: It could be anything from irritable bowel syndrme to peptic ulcer or other serious conditions. A good history and physical exam is required. See your md. ...Read more

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Stomach aches bad after eating and just dull ache all the time. I had gastric sleeve 7/22/14 no one knows what's wrong? Any advise? Thank you

Stomach aches bad after eating and just dull ache all the time. I had gastric sleeve 7/22/14 no one knows what's wrong? Any advise? Thank you

Stomach pain: Likely related to your procedure, I would definitely inform the surgeon and discuss with them ASAP. Good luck ...Read more

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Dull stomach ache at base of sternum, lots of belching. What is it?

Dull stomach ache at base of sternum, lots of belching. What is it?

Common is common: This combination is quite frequently indicative of gallbladder disease, especially if the symptoms occur or worsen with fatty and greasy foods. Peptic ulcer disease, gastritis, or gastric emptying problems are also possibilities. Speak to your doctor, and be prepared to detail your symptoms and associated activities. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a dull stomach ache after a meal?

Is it normal to have a dull stomach ache after a meal?

No.: It is normal not to have any pain after a meal. Abdominal pain and the associated possibilities of diagnoses are endless. It is important to talk to a doctor to obtain a detailed history, a thorough exam, and tests that can confirm or rule out what we suspect you may have. See your doctor asap to workup your gallbladder and rule out stomach pathology such as ulcers or tumors. ...Read more

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Dull stomach ache at base of sternum, beltching, comes and goes. Pain is not severe. Normal appetite. What is it?

Dull stomach ache at base of sternum, beltching, comes and goes. Pain is not severe. Normal appetite. What is it?

?? Gastritis: At age 25, possibly gastritis from certain foods or meds. But it may be other things as well, gallbladder disease, pancreatitis. Watch diet, take some prevacid, (lansoprazole) if not better or worse need sonogram, and of course must see your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dull stomach ache, rumblings, foul smelling gas and itchy skin over whole body?

What to do if I have dull stomach ache, rumblings, foul smelling gas and itchy skin over whole body?

See your doctor: It can be a reaction to something you ate, better get seen, meanwhile, OTC antihistamines, and anything OTC for indigestion would help, goodluck ...Read more

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Why do I still need a dull stomach ache after finishing a course of antibiotics?

Change in bacteria: Antibiotics cannot discriminate killing helpful as well as harmful bacteria. We have large amounts of beneficial bacteria within our digestive system, and disturbing the bacterial balance with antibiotics can have serious side effects.
Try active yogurt, or probiotics torestore the normal bacterial flora of the gut. ...Read more

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Finished flagyl treatment for d.fragilis, feel better but have dull stomach ache, is it due to eating unhealthy foods like Chips for past few days?

Finished flagyl treatment for d.fragilis, feel better but have dull stomach ache, is it due to eating unhealthy foods like Chips for past few days?

Maybe the bacteria: I was wondering how did you know that it was d.fragilis, you probably had your stool tested and confirmed it. You have to know that d.fragilis can cause stomach aches, although you got rid of the bacteria, your bowels are still inflamed, so that's why you might still have the symptoms. Less likely due to eating ships, I would give it some time to get better. ...Read more

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I have a light stomach ache, with dull sharp pains hitting around my mid abdomen. Are these the first signs of norovirus?

I have a light stomach ache, with dull sharp pains hitting around my mid abdomen. Are these the first signs of norovirus?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Got a stomach ache for a week now, should I start to worry?

Got a stomach ache for a week now, should I start to worry?

I would: Worry more if it is getting worse or you also develop a fever or vomiting. If no fever and no bm you may try an enema but not a oral laxitive. ...Read more

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How do I stop a stomach ache that has lasted 4 weeks?

How do I stop a stomach ache that has lasted 4 weeks?

GET EVALUATED: You need to seek a medical evaluation and exam. Be prepared to define the type of pain, when it occurs, what helps it, what makes it worse, etc. There are multiple possibilities, including ulcer disease, gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, etc. Don't delay, and good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up every morning with a stomach ache? 8 weeks

Why do I wake up every morning with a stomach ache? 8 weeks

Abd pain: One common cause of am stomach discomfort is nocturnal acid reflux.If this is documented appropiate therapy with medication theat reducesnocturnal re3flux such as ppi (omeprazole etc) may be helpful. Lifestyle cahanges such as aqvoiding nbedtime snacks may also be helpfull. ...Read more

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I have been getting a mild stomach ache every day for the last week.

I have been getting a mild stomach ache every day for the last week.

Not normal: See your doctor to discuss this further and get to the root cause before reflux or ulcer develops. Hydrate more. Discontinue caffeine and hot, spicy, or processed, fried, sugary foods, sodas, and any alcohol or smoking too. Your profile's incomplete to assist you more. It's time to get it checked! Good luck! ...Read more

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I've been having a stomach ache for at least a week, and I've lost my appetite?

I've been having a stomach ache for at least a week, and I've lost my appetite?

Stomach ache x 1 wk: F/u/ w/ doc urgent care, may be gastritis, with or without H pylori or gallbladder, rarely pancreas lesion you did not mention if upper or lower abdomen but in lower abdomen could be diverticulitis or appendicitis depending on location or severe constipation, if female may be ovaries /uterus and if pain on urinating could be UTI f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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Stomach ache for five weeks, on a scale from 1-10, usually a 4. Comes and goes. What should I do?

Stomach ache for five weeks, on a scale from 1-10, usually a 4. Comes and goes. What should I do?

Time to go in: If you have been trying to modify diet to avoid foods that cause aching, it is time to go to see your doctor. Bring any log of foods you eat that make the pain worse, as well as how often you have bowel movements. ...Read more

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I suffered from diahhreo 3 weeks ago but after that whenever I eat outside food I get stomach ache why is it so?

I suffered from diahhreo 3 weeks ago but after that whenever I eat outside food I get stomach ache why is it so?

May take some time: Try and avoid eating outside food as that is what is causing your stomach ache. It might take couple of more weeks for your GI System to return to normal. If it persists after 2-3 weeks consult your doctor ...Read more

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I'm 34 m. I've had a stomach ache for 2 weeks. It's comes and goes and crippling on a few occasions. It's not bad in the mornings and gradually gets w?

I'm 34 m. I've had a stomach ache for 2 weeks. It's comes and goes and crippling on a few occasions. It's not bad in the mornings and gradually gets w?

Stomach pain: You may have an ulcer or something causing inflammation around the stomach area. It is time to see your doctor. Meanwhile try Tums (calcium carbonate) to see if you get any relief. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more