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What to do about nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea yay peto-bismol?

What to do about nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea yay peto-bismol?

Humorous (:: I don't know if you are actually asking a question or just sharing a jingle? My go to is hot, freshly made, organic ginger tea. It often helps for all the problems you listed. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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On holiday a couple months ago was advised to take 3 capsules of 25mg activated charcoal for mild stomach upset diarrhea could this have aggrevated my GERD have had alot of burping since and acid vapour at night.Doing all the usual for GERD ideas?

On holiday a couple months ago was advised to take 3 capsules of 25mg activated charcoal for mild stomach upset diarrhea could this have aggrevated my GERD have had alot of burping since and acid vapour at night.Doing all the usual for GERD ideas?

Unlikely: If you have not taken any more activated charcoal, it should long have left your system. I suspect that your reflux may be getting worse and you may need to take something to reduce your stomach acid. Talk to your doctor. Charcoal would not do it. ...Read more

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I have diarrhea everyday along with indigestion/heartburn and excessive wind. Also stomach cramps. Could this be chrons?

I have diarrhea everyday along with indigestion/heartburn and excessive wind. Also stomach cramps. Could this be chrons?

Maybe. see your doc: Could be lots of things, including crohn's, celiac sprue, parasites, bacterial infection, dietary causes, meds, etc. Depends on duration of symptoms, history, physical, labs. Crohn's DX needs additional testing by radiologic imaging, and/or endoscopic changes (colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, and/or capsule endoscopy) to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache in my upper stomach that doesn't feel like indigestion. A sore/hoarse throat that comes and goes for the last 2wks and loose stools?

I have a dull ache in my upper stomach that doesn't feel like indigestion. A sore/hoarse throat that comes and goes for the last 2wks and loose stools?

See a doctor: This could be one of several conditions but you would need thorough evaluation before reaching any definitive conclusions. Could be reflux esophagitis creating the abdominal discomfort and sore throat, in which case might be Helicobacter pylori infection, although this should not generally create diarrhea. Giardia can do this, as can numerous other conditions. Go and be seen. And good luck. ...Read more

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My Husband is experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating certain foods) , diarrhea (quality: chronic (persistent, sustained)) and abdomin...

Gastroenterologist: He may be dealing with an irritable bowel syndrome as well as gerd. Have him consult a gastroenterologist for evaluation, diagnosis and proper treatment including dietary advice as well as avoiding alcohol, caffeine,nicotine and harsh roughage. In the meantime start him on prilosec or zantac daily until he is examined. ...Read more

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GERD diagnosis 6 years ago, now with upper and upper left ab. pain, diarrhea, dizziness, night sweats -- all for the last 4 weeks. ?

GERD diagnosis 6 years ago, now with upper and upper left  ab. pain, diarrhea, dizziness, night sweats -- all for the last 4 weeks. ?

See your doctor: This could represent multiple pathologies all related to a prior hisotry of GERD. You should see your doctor and ask to see a gastrointestinal specialist ...Read more

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My daughter(11yr) has been taking liquid Zantac (ranitidine) for 2 weeks for gerd. She now has diarrhea and rotten egg smelling burps. What could be causing this?

My daughter(11yr) has been taking liquid Zantac (ranitidine) for 2 weeks for gerd. She now has diarrhea and rotten egg smelling burps. What could be causing this?

Needs to be checked: Rotten egg smelling burps and diarrhea needs to be checked by your primary care doctor or a GI specialist.It may be due to 1 gastric emptying problem(motility problem) 2giardia lambia infection 3small intestine bacterial overgrowth 4 from sulphur containing foods 5hpylori infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get fibromyalgia at 18? I recently was diagnosed with GERD and I have a headache along with joint stiffness and diarrhea. Help plz!

Is it possible to get fibromyalgia at 18? I recently was diagnosed with GERD and I have a headache along with joint stiffness and diarrhea. Help plz!

Yes and no: Fibromyalgia is not a real well understood disease. It typically involves the muscles and fascia rather than causing joint stiffness. You might want to see a rheumatologist to be screened for an inflammatory arthritic condition, some of which can be associated with GI problems as well. ...Read more

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Recently i keep vomit & headache. Doctor told that i got gerd. Since no symptom of diarrhea. Still headache when lie down & change my sleep position.

Recently i keep vomit & headache. Doctor told that i got gerd. Since no symptom of diarrhea. Still headache when lie down & change my sleep position.

Unrelated: While your doctor may be correct about gerd, positional headaches are not a feature associated with gerd. Other diagnoses are entertained which needs further evaluation., . ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/hernia 3 yrs ago. Have GERD. Prob swallow. Diarrhea 2day. Intense abdominal pain. Hernia protrude more. Can this b my hernia n need Dr.?

Diagnosed w/hernia 3 yrs ago. Have GERD. Prob swallow. Diarrhea 2day. Intense abdominal pain. Hernia protrude more. Can this b my hernia n need Dr.?

W/dysphagia need doc: The development of dysphagia (problem swallowing) in the setting of ongoing GERD warrants evaluation, as does your "intense abdominal pain." Seek help please. ...Read more

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I've been suffering with chronic diarrhea, GI upset & GERD for 2 yrs. Suddenly I have bloody stool too. Should I wait till my dr appt Thurs or go toER?

I've been suffering with chronic diarrhea, GI upset & GERD for 2 yrs. Suddenly I have bloody stool too. Should I wait till my dr appt Thurs or go toER?

Wait: Blood in stool if red is probably lower GI in region of rectum or left colon. This would be unrelated to GERD or chronic diarrhea. On this basis there is no emergency unless massive bleeding. Most oftern the situation requires rectal exam and colonoscopy, This is not what one would want a house staff physician performing in the ER ...Read more

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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more