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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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Should I be concerned if after taking a dose of epsom salts, I do not have a bowel movement, and still have acid indigestion?

Should I be concerned if after taking a dose of epsom salts, I do not have a bowel movement, and still have acid indigestion?

No: Try this.
Take some milk of magnesia- an antacid and laxative at the same time & drink more water.
Also try peptobismol & drink more water.
It should resolve your problem.
Avoid drinking coffee, soda, alcohol, eating spicy foods to minimize heartburn.
Take care! ...Read more

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Hearburn and urge to have bowel movement soon after eating. Gastroscopy into stomach clear and colonoscopy clear. Very fatigued. Any clues what to do?

Hearburn and urge to have bowel movement soon after eating. Gastroscopy into stomach clear and colonoscopy clear. Very fatigued. Any clues what to do?

Start with a: Comprehensive medical evaluation to exclude underlying diseases causing fatigue: anemia, hypothyroidism, liver, kidney, heart disease, etc. Symptomatic treatment of the heartburn with antacids, avoidance of spicy foods, OTC H2 blockers or PPIs may help. The urgent BM sounds like Irritable Bowel and should respond to dietary fiber, fluids, exercise, stress reduction. A comprehensive approach:) ...Read more

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I have strange sensation in my throat worsen by neck movement associated with occasional mild dizziness. Could it be due to GERD? Can it be serious?

I have strange sensation in my throat worsen by neck movement associated with occasional mild dizziness. Could it be due to GERD? Can it be serious?

Could be: Dizziness on turning the neck could indicate problem with blood vessels going to the brain. It would be prudent to consult your doctor and may be a neurologist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain in armpit both side &upper chest discomfort after sitting/laying back, when lifting things& just some movements cause it. I have gerd & I smoke?

Pain in armpit both side &upper chest discomfort after sitting/laying back, when lifting things& just some movements cause it. I have gerd & I smoke?

It is possible: That the upper chest discomfort could be caused by the GERD and the smoking does not help either. The pain in the armpit is harder to explain so, see your PCP who could run some tests and a chest X-ray to rule out other possible causes of your symptoms. ...Read more

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22 Female w/unintentional weight loss the last few months, loss of appetite, GFR of 84, GERD for 3 years, and irregular bowel movements. Ideas? Thanks

22 Female w/unintentional weight loss the last few months, loss of appetite, GFR of 84, GERD for 3 years, and irregular bowel movements. Ideas? Thanks

Challenging in 400: Characters! My first question, why do you know your GFR? Estimated GFR from serum creatinine? It is actually not too uncommon for people to have reflux and irritable bowel at the same time. Both dysfunctions of the GI system. Would be uncommon for symptoms of GERD to be so severe as to cause anorexia and weight loss. Then, why low GFR? This can only be sorted out by detailed eval in person by Doc! ...Read more

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Had Endoscopy 22 months ago was ok Consult said may be inflamation. I burp after bowel movements and on getting up from bed could it be GERD? Not lot of Reflux but acid vapour at night irritates lungs and confusing because already get seasonal asthma

Had Endoscopy 22 months ago was ok Consult said may be inflamation. I burp after bowel movements and on getting up from bed could it be GERD? Not lot of Reflux but acid vapour at night irritates lungs and confusing because already get seasonal asthma

Consult an allergist: A high percentage of people with asthma have GERD and vice versa. In GERD one needs to worry over aspiration into the lungs as well in addition to the fact that GERD worsens asthma. I think it is time for you to consult an allergist to get you under better control. If possible, propranolol should be replaced with another drug for migraine because it worsens asthma. No drug for GERD? ...Read more

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What might burnt orange/red bowel movements mean in someone with GERD and gastropresis, also lots of cramping, nausea, and low grade fever indicate?

What might burnt orange/red bowel movements mean in someone with GERD and gastropresis, also lots of cramping, nausea, and low grade fever indicate?

Many reasons: Discolored stool can be a sign of poor digestion, infection, or bleeding. May not have anything to do with your GERD or gastroparesis.
I'm more concerned about the cramping, nausea and low grade fever - which might be a sign that you have an infection.
I would recommend you make an appointment to see your doctor and be further checked out. ...Read more

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On protonix (pantoprazole) for suspected GERD. About a month later I still have nausea and stomach pain after eating & gassy & pooping alot. What else cud it be?

On protonix (pantoprazole) for suspected GERD. About a month later I still have nausea and stomach pain after eating & gassy & pooping alot. What else cud it be?

Irritable bowel?: Could be irritable bowel syndrome. That's a difficult diagnosis to make. Ask your primary care provider if a referral to a gastroenterologist would be appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Would lactose intolerance cause nausea and heartburn before having a bowl movement?

Would lactose intolerance cause nausea and heartburn before having a bowl movement?

No: It would rather cause bloating and indigestion, heartburn can be from fats, carbonated beverages or caffeine, as an example. Avoidance would be the best strategy to prevent symptoms of lactose intolerance, or use lactose free products/lactaid, check your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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Constant ruq pain increases on any kind of movement, RT. Shoulder pain, tarmind kind of taste in just 10 mins after eating anything sweet n heartburn?

Constant ruq pain increases on any kind of movement, RT. Shoulder pain, tarmind kind of taste in just 10 mins after eating anything sweet n heartburn?

More info: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more. ...Read more

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I feel movement in my stomach and im always feeling like throwing up I have heartburn and im always peeing and all I can eat is fish and strawberries?

I feel movement in my stomach and im always feeling like throwing up I have heartburn and im always peeing and all I can eat is fish and strawberries?

Here are some. ..: What you described suggests something you consume don't agree with the current function of your upper gastrointestinal tract, which deserve a comprehensive evaluation, confirmation, treatment, and counseling for the present and future. So, pack up the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of the symptoms over time, and bring those to Doc for analysis + physicals +. . ...Read more

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General discomfort in stomach/back. Pains by left rib. Nausea, heartburn, belching are typically in my day. Normal bowel movements. Lowermid back pain also?

General discomfort in stomach/back. Pains by left rib. Nausea, heartburn, belching are typically in my day. Normal bowel movements. Lowermid back pain also?

See doctor: Symptoms you describe are not very specific. They may reflect number of underlying conditions. You need to see your doctor to sort it out and give you right treatment. It should not stop you if you have no insurance. Call your doctor and ask if he accept cash payment. There are many resources available to help you to get your health back even without insurance. ...Read more

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Can't pass bowl movement. Take stool softened and have dierria pains still in left side back what to do?

Can't pass bowl movement. Take stool softened and have dierria pains still in left side back what to do?

Work from below: When you have a strong urge to have a bowel movement and can't, work from below. Try inserting a glycerin rectal suppository or a dulcolax suppository. If this is unsuccessful, administer a fleets enema. You could also try a low tap water enema. If these fail you may have to be manually disimpacted by a professional especially if you have abdominal discomfort or distension. ...Read more

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Why would I see corn in my bowl movement only an hour after eating it? I haven't eaten corn in a week before today then had it for supper tonight.

Why would I see corn in my bowl movement only an hour after eating it? I haven't eaten corn in a week before today then had it for supper tonight.

Likely from week ago: The transit time for corn and such fiber like food particles is usually several days to a week. It is common to see retained corn kernels in the colon (large bowl) during colonoscopy in patients undergoing the exam after they have not eaten for 1-2 days and have done a bowl preparation that causes marked diarrhea. The corn you see was more likely that you ate a week ago not the same day. ...Read more

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My infant won't make a bowl movement unless I stick a thermometer in her rectum and move it around. Is this normal? How do I get her to go on her own?

My infant won't make a bowl movement unless I stick a thermometer in her rectum and move it around. Is this normal? How do I get her to go on her own?

Bowel Movements: She will go on her own when she is ready to go. The biggest mistake we as parents make is thinking our babies have to go everyday. If you keep stimulating her with the thermometer, she will get to the point she will only go when she has that stimulus. So stop doing that. Some babies go multiple times a day, some go everyday, some go once a week. Adults do that too. Be patient. ...Read more

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Not being able to have a bowl movement due to hemorrhoid ok well I had a hemorrhoid and I wasn't able to have bowl movements. Now it's going away and I have had a few bowl movements but after my last one 4 days ago I can't have one because the pain is unb

Hello.: Hello. Your abdominal pain may be do your constipation. As stool backs up in your colon, it can become distended and uncomfortable. The lump in your vagina sounds like a possible rectocoele. It can occur when there is weakness the area between the rectum and vagina. As a rectocoele enlarges it can interfere with the process of passing stool. Small rectoceles may not be very problematic. You don't need emergency evaluation. However, if it becoming symptomatic you should be evaluated. Rectocoeles sometimes require surgical repair. ...Read more

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I haven't had a bowl movement in a week im on complete tube feeds npo what can I do no pain?

Bowel movement: You really need to have a bowel movement, need to see your doctor to see if there is not any stool trapped in your intestines. ...Read more

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I don't know what's going on with my anus but her is the systoms ;Bowl movement, bleeding and hurts badly, a pulling feeling?

I don't know what's going on with my anus but her is the systoms ;Bowl movement, bleeding and hurts badly, a pulling feeling?

Anal Fissure: At your age, the most likely cause of your symptoms is an anal fissure, which is a tear in the anal lining. The pain and bleeding are associated with the movement and get better, but not completely, afterwards. The initial treatment is to manage stool consistency and regularity at first, using fiber and stool softeners, but if the symptoms persist, you may need to see a specialist. ...Read more

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Why did I have a good bowl movement but it was full of bright red blood an know I can't go like every 3to 4 days but very little?

Why did I have a good bowl movement but it was full of bright red blood an know I can't go like every 3to 4 days but very little?

Please see doctor!: If you've had bright red blood in your stool, it really needs to be investigated. You could have bleeding hemorrhoids and constipation which aggravates them -- but you could also have other kinds of bleeding growths in your colon too. Bleeding higher up would more often be dark in color. Please don''t delay seeing your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I just had a baby and it's like I have to make a bowl movement but its so painful that I can't use da bathroom what is causing that?

I just had a baby and it's like I have to make a bowl movement but its so painful that I can't use da bathroom what is causing that?

Episiotomy repair.: You state that you just had a baby but you don't state how long ago that was! If you had a episiotomy (surgical cutting of your perineum) it may not have fully healed and you should be on stool softeners so that you don't push hard to pass stool. Speak to your OB. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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Indigestion (Definition)

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