Doctor insights on:
Genetic Stomach Disorders
Not necessarily: Bipolar mood disorder seen in some celiac patients and visa versa so get screened with blood tests. Headaches very common in general population so not necessarily related. Medications used to treat bipolar commonly have GI and neurological side effects but you said "before treatment" so assume you mean symptoms present before medications prescribed for bipolar. ...Read more
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
Multiple things: 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
Depends on shroom: Some are poisonous if you pick wild - need to be expert in identification. If you are colonized with candida in your gut as many of us are with our poor diets, undiagnosed food allergens, and environmental toxins stored in our bodies the shrooms can cause worsening of gut symptoms. ...Read more
Perinatology: In order to get detailed information about your baby's growth and development on ultrasound, you need to see a perinatologist. There are many disorders possible but they're rare -- gastroschisis, echogenic bowel, situs inversus, omphalocele, etc. A second trimester ultrasound should look for all of these. ...Read more
Find a doc to help: Go to a4m.Com website and find a local functional medicine doc to help you evaluate your gut with a specialty stool test like diagnostechs stool profile or genova cdsa. Once test kit is collected would start high dose probiotics to start to rebuild normal gut flora and support gut immune function until specific results are back. ...Read more
Absolutely: Remember - everything that happens in your body starts with the food you eat, digest, and absorb. This provides the basic building blocks for everything in your body. If yo don't digest well (lack of acid or digestive enzymes), or you don't absorb well, or have a metabolic disorder underlying utilization of nutrients or detoxification, then your body starts to suffer. This can cause weight issues. ...Read more
My grandmas suffering from chronic pain, she has mult things wrong and won't take no opiate meds do to stomach disorders, is there any that won't effect?
Other than opiates: Opiates are not the best way to treat chronic pain. There are a number of other agents that might help, including gabapentin, nortriptyline among those. She should see a pain specialist or a neurologist. Depending on what is causing the pain, there may be more focused, localized treatments as well. ...Read more
Start w/ evaluation: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & many are not due to the GI tract. Bowel "problems" often accompany GI disorders--whether functional or "organic." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Exquisite tenderness is quite concerning. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Is there a connection with palpitations & hiatus hernia & ibs? Or is there any stomach disorders that can causes palpitations in general?
I recently got the flu and now I'm experiencing arm sleeping stomach disorders and chest feeling weird at times also spitting red saliva at night?
Multiple symptoms: I think it may be better if u see u pcp for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
See a doctor: A good gastroenterologist would be the best source. ...Read more
Limited: Blood tests will detect antibodies to helicobacter suggesting a bacterial infection that causes gastitis and peptic ulers, changes in some hormones associated with stomach disorders, some tumors but usualy not in early stages, and autoantibdies that may affect the stomach. A history and physical examination, and endoscopy may be needed for a full workup. ...Read more
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
What kind of foods can I eat with my stomach disorder ibs, and is there anything else I can do to make it better?
Should I be concerned if my son is 2 mos. Old, he pass gas a lot and have stomach disorder, what should I do about it?
Examination: Have your son checked by your pediatrician. What you see as a problem may be normal. Or he may have one of many gastric problems such as lactose intolerance. Only your pediatrician can determine if a problem exists and if treatment is necessary. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more
20months daughter has stomach disorder. May be dirrhea. Pass stool 6--7 times n last three hours. Also has 100temp. What immediately I should do?
Infectious diarrhea: Sounds like infectious in origin. Viral (rota) is most common in this age group but with new vaccines against rota virus- is becoming less common. Other causes like bacteria (shigella, salmonella, amoeba) etc need to be investigated. See your pediatrician. Keep her well hydrated with pedialyte. ...Read more
Whenever I have stomach disorder I take oflox oz and then I get inflamations on my glans penis with itching, is this normal side effect?
I am underweight BMI = 18. I often suffer stomach disorder specially in the morning. Eating anything gives me gas and uneasy feeling in gut.
No: Likely a result of your own personal preferences and comfort. Enjoy! ...Read more
I have stones in my body parts like in stomach, thighs, arms. It is genetic and my father suffered the same but these are not painful. What disease it is?
Never achieved a flat stomach no matter how much I work out. Is it achievable or does it depend on genetics?
Achievable.: You should be able to obtain a flat stomach with the correct abdominal strengthening exercises, provided that there is not an excessive amount of fat over the abdominal muscles. See a certified personal trainer, who can provide you with the proper exercises. ...Read more
Bacteria in & on us.: Yes and no. To be alive and to digest some of the food we eat we need to have bugs living in our gastro-intestinal tracts. The type of bugs we have may come from growing up in an environment with our family. But it is mostly environmental that these bugs living in symbiosis with us are present. I would be curious as to why you asked this question. ...Read more
I've been told fat distribution all depends on genetics. But why does beer specifically seem to target fat growth in the stomach?
Unlikely: Episodic swelling is generally not related to any genetic condition. ...Read more
Is it true that you have to have certain genetics to get an eight pack, as in defining the bottom two abdominal muscles?
Some: People have better genetic make up to be "ripped" in the gym. But everyone has the ability to obtain the 8 pack. Just may take more work for some people. But don't give up. Keep working ...Read more
Possibly: There are some Asian countries that have higher incidence of gastric cancer, and there is thought to be an association of stomach cancer with smoked foods, excess alcohol, and cigarette smoking. Lifestyle and possibly Asian heritage may be associated, but gastric cancer in the us is fairly uncommon. ...Read more
I want to gain weight in my legs but I only gain weight in my stomach & back its genetics but my legs are unproptionate to my body : (what do I do?
Can anyone get flat abs if they eat right and exercise regularly? Or can genetics (fat storage in stomach) prevent some ppl achieving visible 6 pack?
Most: Most can get the desired effect they search for with extremely hard work and eating well and toning exercises, but if inherently obese and/or with much fatty tissue/bulk around the abs already, it would be more difficult to achieve the magazine/Hollywood look you are probably craving. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have extra skin on lower abdomen I guess it's genetics I don't know I'm 18 and been having it. I'm not over weight or anything is their a way I can get rid of this extra skin with out surgery?
How rare is a positive cdh1 test? My dad & two of his siblings died of stomach cancer before 40, youngest was 21. Considering genetic testing
Just get it: You have asked more than once and this shows determination. That is commendable. It may be pricey but you want to know. Just that desire, well educated, is reason enough. A clinical geneticist may be a helpful guide. ...Read more
My dad, his brother and his sister all died of stomach cancer before age of 42, other various cancers are on that side too. Can I get genetic testin?
My mother died of stomach cancer at age 34. Is there a genetic test I can take to see if I will get it and likelihood of early death etc?
No routine test: It is possible but it is rare to have hereditary Stomach cancer. So it is unlikely that you have much risk for it. If you want to pursue it further, you should see a Gastroenterologist who can counsel you and may even find a genetic counselor to guide you further. An upper Endoscopy (EGD) can be done easily to look inside your stomach and also do a biopsy for H.Pylori infection which can cause Canc ...Read more
Hi, I just had an abdomen and pelvis CT and I was exposed to lot of radiation. Will this cause genetic issue if I conceive? My first CT. Pls advise.
No,: It will have no effect on future pregnancies. ...Read more