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I take a lot of Excedrin and im worried. My belly always looks bloated and feels upset. Right shoulder hurt for 2 days better now. I'm worried?

I take a lot of Excedrin and im worried. My belly always looks bloated and feels upset. Right shoulder hurt for 2 days better now. I'm worried?

Upset stomach: Excedrin may cause duodenal ulcers if contains aspirin (salicilates). If pain is mild now switch to acetaminophen. If pain is moderator severe...Discuss with your doctor if an intra articular injection of cortisone may help you instead of taking too many or risky pills. Protect your stomach and duodenum with ranitidine or Pepcid (famotidine) or Omeprazole if stomach persists like that until you see a GI dr. ...Read more

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I take Excedrin for my headaches everyday.6 a day for awhile now. I'm worried my liver could be swollen. I have upset stomach right shoulder pain alittl?

I take Excedrin for my headaches everyday.6 a day for awhile now. I'm worried my liver could be swollen. I have upset stomach right shoulder pain alittl?

Let's See?: Always read the label and know what hand how much you are taking. Acetaminophen/tylenol in adults is up to 2 grams a day (2, 000 milligrams). Less to none if there is liver disease or other problems and elderly. Less to none if significant alcohol intake or ingestion of other liver toxic meds/drugs. You should discuss with your pcp/gi doctor. Excedrin has Aspirin too? Stop and check! ...Read more

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I took 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) severe cold and flu pills. I also took two Excedrin migraine pills. Now I have severe pain in my belly. What can I do?

I took 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) severe cold and flu pills. I also took two Excedrin migraine pills. Now I have severe pain in my belly. What can I do?

Stop more meds: With the combination of meds on an empty stomach, you have gastritis = stomachache. Use an antacid like tums/rolaids or eat something bland like yogurt, or a banana to buffer the acid irritation of the stomach. It may take 30-60 minutes to relieve since it is already so painful. Avoid these meds on an empty stomach in the future. ...Read more

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Very bloated all the time. Excessive burping and flatuence. Paiin in upper right abdomen. Back paim lower and between shoulder blades. Help.

Very bloated all the time. Excessive burping and flatuence. Paiin in upper right abdomen. Back paim lower and between shoulder blades. Help.

Cholecystitis: You have classic symptoms of a diseased gallbladder. Try a low fat diet to decrease symptoms. Okay to check in with your doc for exam, labs and ultrasound of right upper quadrant. If you have gallstones, a referral to surgery to discuss gallbladder surgery may be a benefit to you. Go sooner if you develop fever, vomiting or severe abdominal pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Causes of dull achy pain inches left of my belly button? I take 1-2 pillls of excedrin daily, could be that as cause? Trying to get off excedrin.

Causes of dull achy pain inches left of my belly button? I take 1-2 pillls of excedrin daily, could be that as cause? Trying to get off excedrin.

Unlikely: Excedrin unlikely to be cause. List of possible causes pretty long. Need to see you doctor for a good history exam and appropriate testing to help you. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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I take Excedrin often. I have been having dull pain 3 inches left of belly then 2 inches going up. Is it likely ulcer? Or what?

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I take Excedrin often. I have been having dull pain 3 inches left of belly then 2 inches going up. Is it likely ulcer? Or what?

Many Exedrins: Exedrin is a brand name of several different products, all of which contain acetaminophen & caffeine. Several of these OTC medications also contain aspirin which can irritate your stomach causing ulcers, heartburn & gastritis. Chat w/your family doc to see if any additional testing is warranted if stopping Exedrin isn't enough. See if Exedrin w/o aspirin works. Ask about other options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr prescribed tramadol. If I have just headache but no belly pain, can I take an Excedrin and 6 hours later tramadol? Thank you

Dr prescribed tramadol. If I have just headache but no belly pain, can I take an Excedrin and 6 hours later tramadol? Thank you

Sure: There is no interaction between excedrin (aspirin) and tramadol. They can be taken together or separately - it doesn't make a difference (unless, of course, your doctor told you otherwise). ...Read more

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I have pain in left ribcage are through to my back and my shoulder and stomach is bloated and distended?

Left sided pain: Diaphragm irritation can be causes by problems with stomach, spleen or colon in that area. Commonly would refer pain to ribs and shoulder. Should have this examined for cause. ...Read more

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I've had a terrible migraine since last monday I've taken soo much Excedrin n ibuprofen my stomach hurts I need to know an alternative it's killing me?

I've had a terrible migraine since last monday I've taken soo much Excedrin n ibuprofen my stomach hurts I need to know an alternative it's killing me?

Migraine: You probably need to ask your doctor for a pain medicine, but also you may want to see a neurologist for a maintenance medication to prevent these long migraine episodes. If you can't wait until the morning, the er may give you something to help you overnight. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get stomach bleeding from taking 2 Excedrin caplets? No history of ulcers or stomach bleedinf. Usually only take tylenol (acetaminophen).

Is it possible to get stomach bleeding from taking 2 Excedrin caplets? No history of ulcers or stomach bleedinf. Usually only take tylenol (acetaminophen).

Possible, not likely: Any nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (nsaid), including aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxyn, can cause (usually painless) gastrointestinal ulceration or bleeding. It usually takes more than a single dose of 2 Aspirin (excedrin). Infection with h pylori bacteria can cause ulcers; the 2 together more likely to cause problems. ...Read more

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Been to specialists n had scans n no answers I've been waking up w.Headaches everyday for years tired of taking Excedrin it hurts my stomach. Any help?

Been to specialists n had scans n no answers I've been waking up w.Headaches everyday for years tired of taking Excedrin it hurts my stomach. Any help?

Neck Checked Out?: Many times when the brain is normal and headaches still persist having the neck or cervical spine checked out for abnormalities is the next step. I would suggest that and maybe even see a pain/spine specialist to evaluate for facet disorders. If they can't be corrected with exercise and pt, you may be a candidate for facet injections or radiofrequency ablation for longer relief. ...Read more

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I get severe migraines and have been taking a lot of Excedrin and ibuprofen all week now I'm having stomach ulcer symptoms what do I need to do? Er?

I get severe migraines and have been taking a lot of Excedrin and ibuprofen all week now I'm having stomach ulcer symptoms what do I need to do? Er?

Stop Hurting You: No need to go to the er unless you are throwing up blood. But, you must stop the exedrin and really limit the ibuprofen. Take some Prilosec otc and see how you feel in 24 hours. And never in the future will you combine these two, correct? ...Read more

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What can I take for my migraines that won't erode my stomach lining. Already on pantoprazole for bad heartburn, take excedrin, but tough on my stomach.

What can I take for my migraines that won't erode my stomach lining. Already on pantoprazole for bad heartburn, take excedrin, but tough on my stomach.

See below: I would talk to your PCP or neurologist. There are many new treatments now that should be much easier on your GI tract. ...Read more

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I've had an aching pain for a few days now in my upper abdomen, which hurts to push down. I'm bloated, have nausea and diarrhoea. What is it?

I've had an aching pain for a few days now in my upper abdomen, which hurts to push down. I'm bloated, have nausea and diarrhoea. What is it?

GI symptoms: Lots of possibilities. Please see your doctor and after it is diagnosed consider taking probiotics. Dr. Ohira is a good brand. Peace and good health. You MAY be sensitive to a food you ate. Your doc can test. ...Read more

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Had pain near right ovary for two days now pain is in right and middle lower abdomen and lower near vagina. Stomach is also bloated.

Had pain near right ovary for two days now pain is in right and middle lower abdomen and lower near vagina. Stomach is also bloated.

Ovarian cyst: It's likely that your pain is from an ovarian cyst. The two most common type of cysts are Follicular and Corpus luteum cysts. These cysts often resolve on their own over a period of a few months. There are also other types of cysts, the vast majority of which are benign.
You need to see your gynecologist who will order a pelvic ultrasound. Please go to http://bit. Ly/1yy8iE5 Get well soon ...Read more

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What could be wrong? I am bleeding and having belly pain, nausia, im tired, head hurts. My belly looks bloated and its kinda hard! I know im not pregnant!

What could be wrong? I am bleeding and having belly pain, nausia, im tired, head hurts. My belly looks bloated and its kinda hard! I know im not pregnant!

Multiple symptoms: Require a visit to your local physician. No one should be speculating without a face to face visit. Please make an appointment to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I took 2 exlax Wednesday night. Had slight bm on Thursday afternoon. Took 3 stool softeners Thursday night. Nothing. Used a suppository this afternoon. Little more bm. Still fill bloated and belly hurts. Now what? Type 2 diabetic. Several meds. Bydureon.

I took 2 exlax Wednesday night. Had slight bm on Thursday afternoon. Took 3 stool softeners Thursday night. Nothing. Used a suppository this afternoon. Little more bm. Still fill bloated and belly hurts. Now what? Type 2 diabetic. Several meds. Bydureon.

You need to: "correct" your colonic situation FROM ABOVE!
Start increasing your FLUID INTAKE! Start eating FOODS WITH BULKING PROPERTIES. RICE CEREALS/BANANAS
Metamucil if you cannot tolerate the above.
SPEAK WITH YOUR PCP since it must be determined that increasing bulk is safe (no obstructions etc) Finally if this repeats SEE a GI specialist you may have a form of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Good Luck. Z ...Read more

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Period is 10 days away. Feel very bloated, my stomach looks a bit rounder, it's a bit sore. I've had last two periods, still chance of pregnancy?

Period is 10 days away. Feel very bloated, my stomach looks a bit rounder, it's a bit sore. I've had last two periods, still chance of pregnancy?

Asked and Answered: Your question has now been asked and answered repeatedly here on health tap. The physicians have graciously and honestly and expertly given you the right answers to your repeated questions at no cost to you. It is rude to them and offensive to this system to keep asking the question over and over again. If you have a new question please ask that. But this question has been answered repeatedly. ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks pregnAnt and took two Excedrin for a tooth ache and still bothering me would it hurt to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) to?

Possibly: Toothache probably caused by infection (abscess). Over medicating w pain killers will not cure the infection, just partially block the pain as the infection gets worse, possibly harming you, your baby, or both. You MUST see Dentist ASAP. Don't wait, call now! ...Read more

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I have a bad migraine, already took two Excedrin at about 9 am, is it safe to take anything now?

I have a bad migraine, already took two Excedrin at about 9 am, is it safe to take anything now?

Medication spacing: If you are healthy, taking two Excedrin every 4-6 hours for a couple of doses only would be alright. This medication can upset your stomach--can take with antacid pill if needed. Could easily alternate with 1-2 acetaminophen 500mg. If headache still bad, consider seeing your doctor or urgent care now. If no previous history of bad headache, go to urgent care, family doc or ER now! ...Read more

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Its been two days since I ovulated and now my chest has broken out in pimples, my breasts are sore and itchy and my stomach is bloated?

Its been two days since I ovulated and now my chest has broken out in pimples, my breasts are sore and itchy and my stomach is bloated?

Luteal phase. ..: You describe symptoms that can occur in the second half of your menstrual cycle (the luteal phase) after you ovulate or release an egg. Progesterone hormone is made by your ovaries and causes the breakouts, breast tenderness and bloating. Birth control pills may reduce these symptoms if they bother you and you're not trying to conceive. ...Read more