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Dr. John Feola
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Gastrointestinal Pain (Overview)

Gastrointestinal pain = abdominal discomfort.


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What usually causes gastrointestinal pain?

What usually causes gastrointestinal pain?

Acid or spasticity: In the upper tract, hyperacid states or gastroesophageal refulx where acid goes back up into the esophagus, may cause pain. Blockage of a duct, like the gall bladder or the pancreas, from a stone or tumor can cause severe pain. In the rest of the small intestine (jejunum, ileum) or large intestine (colon), spasm of the intestinal wall muscle will cause pain. ...Read more

Dr. John Feola
1,167 Doctors shared insights

Gastrointestinal Pain (Overview)

Gastrointestinal pain = abdominal discomfort.


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I think I might have gastritis I have chronic upper stomach pain, what's some treatment for it?

I think I might have gastritis I have chronic upper stomach pain, what's some treatment for it?

Gastritis: I wouldn't necessarily blame gastritis for your chronic pain. You can try an antacid medication such as zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid and see if it helps. There can be other causes of upper abdominal pain such as acid reflux, ulcers, gallbladder, pancreas. Ibs. ...Read more

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Gastrointestinal pain (Tip)

Avoidance of caffeine, alcohol, smoking, non-steroidal pain pills will help prevent/treat ulcers. ...See more

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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

See a doctor if you are vomiting/defecating uncontrollably
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Hydrate yourself to keep up with fluid loss; water is best
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Practice good hand washing to help prevent the spread of stomach viruses
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How can I cope or get rid of on and off stomach pain?

How can I cope or get rid of on and off stomach pain?

Could be ulcer: Epigastric pain which is the tip of your stomach could mean either ulcer or gastritis
stay on liquid or light diet take either Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine) from over the counter with some anti acid make sure your bowels moving ok no constipation
if your symptoms does not improve your doctor should referred you for upper endoscopy
it could be your gallbladder as well
your doctor could determined that. ...Read more

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What usually causes gastrointestinal pain?

Acid or spasticity: In the upper tract, hyperacid states or gastroesophageal refulx where acid goes back up into the esophagus, may cause pain. Blockage of a duct, like the gall bladder or the pancreas, from a stone or tumor can cause severe pain. In the rest of the small intestine (jejunum, ileum) or large intestine (colon), spasm of the intestinal wall muscle will cause pain. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Gastrointestinal pain and bleeding?

Common, serious...: The most likely cause of GI pain and GI bleeding are medications that irritate stomach lining causing gastritis, ulcer disease, severe reflux, esophagitis. Most common are aspirin, meds related (nsaid's--ibuprofen, naproxen)--anti-inflammatory drugs. If note reddish stool, or stools turns dark or black, or GI pain occurs, call your physician, who will tell you if you should come to office or er. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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Does flaxseed cause gastrointestinal pain?

Does flaxseed cause gastrointestinal pain?

It can...: Flaxseed oil, like fiber, may inc gas production; depending on location of gas bubble, may experience pain (common areas are under the diaphragm on the right upper abd--hepatic flexure, and left upper--splenic flexure of colon). As noted in prior answer, drinking a lot fluids each day (6-8 glasses), physical exercise, such as a 30 minute walk daily, eating slowly, chew food fully, helps GI functio. ...Read more

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Milk shake for gastrointestinal pain?

Not really: Milk helping stomach pain, ulcers, gastritis--it's a lot of bologna-:). Iced could make it worse. Perhaps if your stomach is programmed since very young to get relief from it, then in your case, it may reduce pain. The brain and gut are closely connected. The 'solar plexus' is complex of nerves in mid-gut; it is possible that the stomach nerve supply may be evolutionarily the original brain! ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Adding fiber in the diet; now massive bms, gastrointestinal pain?

Adding fiber in the diet; now massive bms, gastrointestinal pain?

Not enough water?: Having an adequate amount of fiber in your diet (30 gms of soluble fiber) is important part of optimal health (helps cholesterol, regularity, etc). The large bm's is not really a problem. The pain of more concern. Most important cause is not drinking enough water, seltzer, or fruit juice with the fiber. Fiber increases gas in GI tract, could also cause pain. Exercise daily also. ...Read more

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Gastrointestinal pain and bleeding, prior colon cancer. Who do I see?

Gastrointestinal pain and bleeding, prior colon cancer. Who do I see?

See Doctor Soon: I recommend that you return to see your cancer surgeon, medical oncologist, or gastroenterologist as soon as possible. Any of these doctors can order the appropriate tests to get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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Has anyone seen a case of pancreatitis (or other ongoing gastrointestinal pain) caused by steroid injection in sub acromial bursa?

Has anyone seen a case of pancreatitis (or other ongoing gastrointestinal pain) caused by steroid injection in sub acromial bursa?

It has been reported: I personally have not seen but it has been reported to cause disturbance in digestive system, blood in the stool and pancreatitis. ...Read more

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I've had 12 weeks of gastrointestinal pain. Have had ultra-sound, endoscopy, stool test, 3 x blood tests, Nexium (esomeprazole) hp7, tinidazole. Can you have pancreatitis with normal blood amylase levels?

I've had 12 weeks of gastrointestinal pain. Have had ultra-sound, endoscopy, stool test, 3 x blood tests, Nexium (esomeprazole) hp7, tinidazole. Can you have pancreatitis with normal blood amylase levels?

Unusual: But anything is possible. If you are being thoroughly evaluated by a gastroenterologist they are the best person to explain all this to you. Sit down and have a long conversation to find out what they are looking for. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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I have a stomach pain?

I have a stomach pain?

Not enough info.: Dear sir or maam, We need more information about your symptoms as well as a clear and specific question so that we can try to be of service. ...Read more

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What causes stomach pain?

What causes stomach pain?

Many: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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Stomach pain 1205 14th st

Stomach pain 1205 14th st

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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Stomach pain! Too much partying?

Stomach pain! Too much partying?

Maybe: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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Lower stomach pain?

Lower stomach pain?

Many things: Constipation, bladder issues, herniae? Pulled muscles? Gyne issues in women and testicular issues in men? Inflamed lymph nodes? See your primary doctor for an eval. ...Read more

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I feel extreme stomach pain?

I feel extreme stomach pain?

Where in your stomac: Divide the stomach into right and left and then into upper and lower, and then tell us where the pain is, this way we can tell you better what the problem might be ...Read more

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What might cause stomach pain?

What might cause stomach pain?

A lot of things: Gastritis, an ulcer, gall bladder disease, and indigestion can all cause stomach pain after eating. Gas, irritable bowel syndrome, and constipation can cause stomach pain. Severe pin may indicate a blockage in the bowels or appendicitis. ...Read more

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What can this stomach pain be?

What can this stomach pain be?

Can be many things: There are several causes of stomach pain and we can not say what is causing your stomach pain, without knowing the site of your stomach pain, how long you have it and if associated with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and other associated symptoms to be able to even guess what it can be
you should consult your doctor and find out what is the cause of your stomach pain. ...Read more

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I have stomach pain regularly.?

Ulcer?: Seems like you have epigastric pain. Consider GI consultation and endoscopy. Also be tested for h. Pylori. ...Read more

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What causes lower stomach pain?

What causes lower stomach pain?

Cystitis: Bladder infection, colitis, proctitis, in women could be uterine or ovarian causes. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Gastrointestinal (Definition)

Definition: anything pertaining to ...Read more