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Acid is released in stomach soon after eating on empty stomach. Does stomach also release acid upon drinking only water on empty stomach?

Acid is released in stomach soon after eating on empty stomach. Does stomach also release acid upon drinking only water on empty stomach?

Can not control it: Acid is made in the stomach all the time. So do not worry about the effects of drinking/eating food. This is a physiological function which you can not control . The only thing that can stop it are antacids which can shut off the production of acid in people who have acid related symptoms like Heart burn from Acid reflux. Tell us more about your problem...what are you trying to do to your acidity? ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Have gastritis, acid reflux, bile in stomach, delayed digestive, no gallbladder.A feeling of hunger after eatn, pain near liver tired of pills help?

Have gastritis, acid reflux, bile in stomach, delayed digestive, no gallbladder.A feeling of hunger after eatn, pain near liver tired of pills    help?

May not be related: Some develop intractable bile gastritis with or with out gb , bile instead of going down takes wrong way and stays in stomach. You need work up, antacids , h2 blockers, protan inhibitors may help you, in some cases may need roux 'n" y type of surgery, speak to your dr may do wok up , find and solve your problem. ...Read more

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Heavy stomach,pains between breast bone,uncomfy breathing,achy body. Acid reflux?

Heavy stomach,pains between breast bone,uncomfy breathing,achy body. Acid reflux?

Might be: acid reflux but body aches are not typically a symptom of acid reflux disease. The body aches, stomach pain, uncomfortable breathing may also be related to a viral infection. see your doctor if it doesn't go away soon. ...Read more

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Stomach ulcers outside stomach due to herniated stomach?

Stomach ulcers outside stomach due to herniated stomach?

Hiatus hernia: Some people call it hiatal hernia, when the top part of the stomach slides into the chest cavity. This part of the stomach still has acid and can have ulcer but now with acid there, there is nothing to prevent acid from causing ulcer and irritation in the esophagus. See your doctor and get referral to GI for proper evaluation and treatment and even surgery if needed. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis and adenomyosis cause bloating and weight gain?My lower stomach makes me look pregnant.

Does endometriosis and adenomyosis cause bloating and weight gain?My lower stomach makes me look pregnant.

Common influence: Endometriosis and adenomyosis do not cause bloating and weight gain but the hormones that stimulate them do. The progesterone of the 2nd half of the menstrual cycle causes these changes coincidentally. We already feel yucky during this time but to add the discomfort of endometriosis on top of all this hardly seems fair. If you are not TTC, then OCPs for cycle control may help. ...Read more

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Serve cramping in upper stomach, nauseous not pregnant, no appendix or gallbladder. On vitamins E, C, Magnesium, Folic Acid. What could it be?

Serve cramping in upper stomach, nauseous not pregnant, no appendix or gallbladder. On vitamins E, C, Magnesium, Folic Acid. What could it be?

Pregnancy Stress: I understand your concern for severe cramping in stomach. Clinical findings show that you are 5 weeks pregnant. It is likely that stresses of pregnancies in the past, childbirth, child rearing, relationship problems and financial problems are contributing to severe cramping in stomach and nausea. Please see a Psychiatrist for diagnosis, consultation with gastroenterologist and treatment. ...Read more

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Is this celiac or gluten sensitivity?I have stomach cramps, bloating, noisy stomach but not hungry, farting, burping, bumps on back of thigh, and chest pains.

Is this celiac or gluten sensitivity?I have stomach cramps, bloating, noisy stomach but not hungry, farting, burping, bumps on back of thigh, and chest pains.

Maybe, get tested...: The clinical presentation of celiac disease varies from patient to patient with either typical intestinal symptoms (see earlier healthtap answers on this topic) or a host of atypical extraintestinal manifestations. Important complications include: malnutrition, osteoporosis, infertility, GI cancers. Up to 30% have persistent/recurrent symptoms, incomplete response, or refractory disease. ...Read more

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My 16 year old is having liquid bile like diarrea, stomach discomfort, belching over and over, passing gas, and acid reflux? Gall bladder

My 16 year old is having liquid bile like diarrea, stomach discomfort, belching over and over, passing gas, and acid reflux?  Gall bladder

Nope: The hallmark of gb disease is severe attacks of upper-middle or upper-right abdominal pain. Your son should be seen by his pediatrician to work-up possible causes of his diarrhea. This can include dietary issues, infections, irritable bowel, or even inflammatory bowel disease (rarely). If they can't get to the bottom of it, they will likely refer him to a GI specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cramps in stomach my breast feel like gas from of myvstomach to the breast?

Cramps in stomach my breast feel like gas from of myvstomach to the breast?

Hard to say: This may be referred pain up into the chest but gas pain is not the reason for breast pain, if in fact the breast itself is what is hurting. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bloating or abdominal fullness, heartburn (gerd), extra saliva, regurgitation of food or liquid, overeating, stomach upset, thro...

I am experiencing  bloating or abdominal fullness, heartburn (gerd), extra saliva, regurgitation of food or liquid, overeating, stomach upset, thro...

GI symptoms: These are all symptoms related to digestion. The good bacteria in your gut may be imbalanced or it could be something more. Please see your doc who will help you figure it out and treat it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are good ways to lose abdominal fat and stomach fat in 3 days?

Abdominal fat: You cannot preferentially lose fat from one specific area of the body (naturally). However, overall weight loss will contribute to loss over different body areas. Exercise can be used to firm, tone and sculpt. ...Read more

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Do prebiotics & probiotics help lower belly bloating? Taken together or separate? I am having a bloated belly and it is not from fat in my stomach

Do prebiotics & probiotics help lower belly bloating? Taken together or separate? I am having a bloated belly and it is not from fat in my stomach

Belly bloating: If your belly bloating is from candida or food allergies then pre and probiotics will definitely help. But do see your physician to rule out any other possible causes, especially if you try the pre/pro-biotics and your bloating does not decrease. ...Read more

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What can I take for heavy gas symtoms, blouted stomach, upset stomach pain? I have gas, pain in upper part of stomach from blouting, upset stomach

You : You can try gas-x or beano for your gas and bloating. As far as upset stomach is concerned, try an acid blocker like pepcid, (famotidine) or Prilosec otc is good or even pepto. Also i recommend you schedule a visit with your primary care doctor to make sure you are not dealing with an ulcer, gastritis, etc. You will need a complete evaluation/work up. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Help! I think I have low stomach acid causing me gerd because food sits in my stomach after eating, gas, belching, malabsorption? Dry hair, fatigue?

Help! I think I have low stomach acid causing me gerd because food sits in my stomach after eating, gas, belching, malabsorption? Dry hair, fatigue?

Reflux: Symptoms could be acid reflux. This condition causes some symptoms you are describing. Trial of protein pump inhibitor or H2 blocker to see if symptoms improve. Lifestyle/dietary modification including: weight loss, elevation of the head of the bed, selective elimination of dietary triggers (fatty foods, caffeine, chocolate, spicy foods, caffeine). Try not to eat after 7pm. Check thyroid as well. ...Read more

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How serious is bloating in lower abdomen even after eating small amount, loud frequent gurgling, and heartburn, requiring antacids, zantac (ranitidine)?

How serious is bloating in lower abdomen even after eating small amount, loud frequent gurgling, and heartburn, requiring antacids, zantac (ranitidine)?

Not serious: Most people have symptoms of bloating without any serious illness. Make sure you are not constipated. Smaller frequent feeding, avoiding over eating, spicy food, stress and anxiety will help with symptoms of heart burning and acid reflux ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more