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Would gas or heartburn cause anxiety or panic attacks?

Would gas or heartburn cause anxiety or panic attacks?

No: But when you're anxious, a lot of normal physical sensations can be misinterpreted as something wrong. Get checked by your doctor and consider counseling for the anxiety. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


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Heart attack vs. Indigestion?

Heart attack vs. Indigestion?

Sometimes: Difficult to tell. In olden days, people frequently died of indigestion that was really a heart attack. See ur md to begin ur evakuation. www.thepmc.org. ...Read more

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Esophageal. Spasm, heart attack or angina?

Esophageal. Spasm, heart attack or angina?

May be hard to tell: If the chest pain is caused by swallowing, especially something very hot or very cold, then most likely esophageal spasm. If the chest pain is caused by exertion, then most likely angina or heart attack. ...Read more

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Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Possible cause: Acid reflux can be associated with heart palpitations. Both conditions are so relatively common that proving a relationship when both are present is difficult. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder attack replicate heart symptoms? Chest pain, shortness of breath etc?

Can gallbladder attack replicate heart symptoms? Chest pain, shortness of breath etc?

Yes: Yes. It is not unusual for a patient presenting with heart attack like symptoms, to ultimately be found to have gallstones or other gastrointestinal disorder after cardiac is ruled out. ...Read more

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Can gallstones or having your gallbladder removed cause gastritis?

Can gallstones or having your gallbladder removed cause gastritis?

Gastritis is a rash: on the inside of the stomach. The stomach usually has a mucus barrier that protects it from the acid that is normally in the stomach. Many things can break down the mucus barrier and allow the acid to cause gastritis. Any stressful or painful condition can cause it. alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and pain medicines can also cause it. Acid blockers for about 6 weeks will allow it to heal. ...Read more

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Heart attack, gerd, or h pylori?

Heart attack, gerd, or h pylori?

Sort it out...: It is important to see your doctor to sort this out. In addition to a thorough history and physical you may need an ekg, a stress test and perhaps an endoscopy and blood test for h. Pylori antibody. ...Read more

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Symptom for gall blatter attack?

Symptom for gall blatter attack?

Abdominal pain: Usually has right upper quadron abdominal pain after greasy meal, but there's still has patient do not show above symptom. You should see a doctor to get a final diagnose. ...Read more

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Will gallbladder disease cause stomach cramping or spasms after eating?

Will gallbladder disease cause stomach cramping or spasms after eating?

Yes: Abdomen pain after eating, particularly a fatty meal, can be a symptom of gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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Does abdominal ultrasound see things like: gastritis, stomach ulcers, or gerd?

Does abdominal ultrasound see things like: gastritis, stomach ulcers, or gerd?

Yes and No: It can see a thickening of the stomach wall that suggests gastritis, it can see some large ulcers, and it can see signs in the esophagus that suggest long standing gastroesphageal reflux disease. However, ultrasound would not be the primary method to diagnose these conditions. ...Read more

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What can cause recurring gallbladder attack symptoms after gallbladder removal?

What can cause recurring gallbladder attack symptoms after gallbladder removal?

Retained stone: A retained bile duct stone. Need a ERCP perhaps. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007479.htm ...Read more

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Would bad acid reflux flare or gallbladder attack effect a ddimer blood test?

Would bad acid reflux flare or gallbladder attack effect a ddimer blood test?

No: Reflux disease is unrelated to both conditions. It is possible to have more than one medical issue however. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Gall bladder stone and heart problems?

Gall bladder stone and heart problems?

Hurt in similar area: Many patients who had gall stone pain (biliary colic) hurt in their upper central abdomen and between their shoulders. Many of my patients went to er thinking they suffered a heart attack only to be told they need gall bladder surgery. The lesson here is that you don't wait till you are absolutely sure about a heart attack or biliary colic - if in doubt, get checked asap. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a silent heart attack or angina?

Can anxiety cause a silent heart attack or angina?

Not by itself: Stress does contribute to heart attacks, but does not directly cause them. Family history, diabetes, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia and smoking are the known risk factors. Occasionally, even people without CAD will feel tightness in their chest when anxious, hyperventilating, or tightening their musculature. Of course, if their is any question, one should seek care by their pcp or er. ...Read more

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Vomiting heartburn digestion problems maybe appendix hernia ulcer?

Vomiting heartburn digestion problems maybe appendix hernia ulcer?

Possibilities: With the symptoms you've described, appendicitis is unlikely. More likely are a hiatal hernia or an ulcer. Avoid alcohol, spicy foods, and stay upgright (don't lay flat) 2 hours after eating. You can also try some over the counter antacids. If your symptoms persist you should see your doctor as an upper endoscopy might be informative. ...Read more

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Gallbladder ef 12%, no gallstones, but symptoms: extreme burping, food intolerance (nausea/gas), pressure/poking under rib rib. Should i remove it?

Gallbladder ef 12%, no gallstones, but symptoms: extreme burping, food intolerance (nausea/gas), pressure/poking under rib rib. Should i remove it?

See below: Your gallbladder is barely functioning and it is not going to improved. Your best chance to relieve your symptoms is to have it removed. ...Read more

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If someone is having a gallbladder attack with symptoms of severe heartburn and sweating, does it always require medical attention or can it pass?

If someone is having a gallbladder attack with symptoms of severe heartburn and sweating, does it always require medical attention or can it pass?

May not be gb: Well, you are assuming this is a gallbladder attack. What you're describing is not unlike cardiac pain. So, if you have not been evaluated, then do so. If it is confirmed , through testing and elimination, that this is a gb attack, if will probably pass, but it could take several hours. I suggest gb removal if it's the confirmed culprit. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 3 wks ago. I'm currently on Prilosec for GERD, but have had heartburn the last few days. What can I do for this?

I had my gallbladder removed 3 wks ago. I'm currently on Prilosec for GERD, but have had heartburn the last few days. What can I do for this?

Diet: What does your diet consist of ? Are you taking arthritic meds or have too much caffeine? If the answer is negative then call your doctor as that person knows you and can give you a better answer? I am not sure that the heartburn is related to the gb surgery ...Read more

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Which foods can help me avoid gallbladder pain and gerd?

Which foods can help me avoid gallbladder pain and gerd?

Low fat: For ideas see: http://www.Patient.Co.Uk/health/low-fat-diet-sheet also cut back on caffeine and spicy foods for the gerd. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed last year. Have pain in middle of chest sometimes like before removed. Recently diagnosed with GERD. Could this be the cause?

Gallbladder removed last year.  Have pain in middle of chest sometimes like before removed.  Recently diagnosed with GERD.  Could this be the cause?

Reflux: Reflux is certainly often the culprit in reports of mid-chest pain. Contact your physician and let them know the symptoms you are having so they can determine whether they need to do further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause intermediate right upper quadrant pain? Not constant but when it hurts it's a 6 out of 10..gallbladder Hida normal. Pain is off and on

Can GERD cause intermediate right upper quadrant pain? Not constant but when it hurts it's a 6 out of 10..gallbladder Hida normal. Pain is off and on

Common: Gerd can be associated with Gastritis which could cause intermittent pain. Sometimes such pain could be associated with meals. The history, type of pain and response to proton pump inhibitors or H2 blockers or antiacids may help estabilish the diagnosis. ...Read more

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No gallbladder. Other causes of RUQ pain? Diagnosed with GERD. On generic Prilosec

Lots of things!: Ulcers can cause RUQ pain, and so can colitis (colon inflammation). Liver issues like hepatitis or cirrhosis can also cause some pain in the right upper quadrant. In addition, sometimes pneumonia or lung issues can, since your lung dips down over the top of your liver. Consider seeing your doctor about the ongoing pain. It may be a simple as changing medications or diet! ...Read more

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Can GERD/acid reflux cause pain in upper right quadrant as well? Diagnosed with Gerd. Had gallbladder removed last year.

Not typically: GERD typically does not cause right upper quadrant pain. Depending on the nature of your systems, bile duct problems (such as a retained stone or bile duct stricture) could explain your systems. See your gastroenterologist as additional blood work and imaging tests may be necessary. ...Read more

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Already been diagnosed with Gerd. The past few months can't eat without feeling like vomiting. Tired all the time. Gallbladder problems possible?

Needs evaluation: I am guessing that since GERD has been diagnosed, that you are taking a proton pump inhibitor like Omeprazole. You could also have a stomach ulcer with intestinal bleeding responsible for the exhaustion you are feeling. You need to see your family doctor to sort this out. Gallbladder problems generally cause significant abdominal pain and you do not mention that. ...Read more

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The past 2 evening upper right quadrant discomfort. Seems a little better after eating dinner. How do I tell if this is my gerd, gallbladder, other?

The past 2 evening upper right quadrant discomfort. Seems a little better after eating dinner.  How do I tell if this is my gerd, gallbladder, other?

Could be: any number of GI or non-GI conditions. Your doctor can order tests that are warranted based upon careful review of your history and complete physical exam, and these can differentiate among the various causes. ...Read more

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RUQ pain off and on. No gallbladder. Have GERD/acid reflux. Could GERD cause pain slightly to right of middle of chest?

RUQ pain off and on.  No gallbladder.  Have GERD/acid reflux.  Could GERD cause pain slightly to right of middle of chest?

Yes: Yes it could. So could ulcer pain, pain in your colon, liver problems and other issues. In addition, right sided pneumonias or even chest injury/strain can cause it. So, there are many things that can cause pain to the right of midline, even without a gall bladder! ...Read more

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Why do I burp so much? I don’t have gastritis and neither do I have GERD... I did have my gallbladder removed but not sure if that’s relevant

Why do I burp so much? I don’t have gastritis and neither do I have GERD... I did have my gallbladder removed but not sure if that’s relevant

Burping occurs from: swallowing excessive air. This can be a reflection of dental misalignment or eating and swallowing too rapidly. Regardless it is not detrimental. Try cutting your food into smaller bites, eating slowly and not talking with your mouth full. ...Read more

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52 yr old female with Rh low pain which goes into r rib & up to r shoulder tip. I have no gallbladder. Drs think GERD or ibs, i wonder if it is gyni?

Could be : Gyne is a possibility. There are adhesive diseases that could give you those symptoms. Does it feel like the symptoms you had before you lost your gallbladder? If so, you may want to rule out a retained stone or other gallstone related issue. You can be scoped to look for gerd, ulcers gastritis etc. Ibs should be a diagnosis of exclusion. When was your surgery? ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) worsen digestion? I have gallbladder disease causing my GERD. Is it safe for me to take?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) worsen digestion? I have gallbladder disease causing my GERD. Is it safe for me to take?

Separate problems: GERD and gall bladder disease are different. You need to take zantac (ranitidine) for GERD. Gall bladder disease gives rise to digestive problems and it needs to be treated separately. If zantac (ranitidine) doesn't work for your reflux you may need more powerful drugs such as PPIs ...Read more

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No gallbladder. Occasional RUQ pain just to right of middle chest. Have GERD. Could GERD be the cause? Could it be gas?

No gallbladder.  Occasional RUQ pain just to right of middle chest.  Have GERD.  Could GERD be the cause? Could it be gas?

Could be gerd: If you had gallbladder out and have a known history of gerd it could certainly be reflux. There is a test called a bravo pH study in which a probe is placed in esophagus and records reflux episodes the receiver that you wear has buttons to press when you experience pain this allows dr to correlate your pain with the pH in esophagus to see if reflux is causing the pain. Suggest you get this test ...Read more

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I have pain mostly in the lrq area, that sometimes travels to the llq. I'm always very gassy, have gallbladder sludge and gerd. Possibly be ibs?

I have pain mostly in the lrq area, that sometimes travels to the llq. I'm always very gassy, have gallbladder sludge and gerd. Possibly be ibs?

Abdominal pain ; gas: Constipation can cause the symptoms that you have. You can have daily bowel movements and still be constipated and gassy if you dont completely evacuate properly. Signs of incomplete evacuation include frequent small stools daily or several days without a stool and then going alot. When the colon gets distended with either gas or stool, it causes pain. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more