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I've had a stomach ache for 2 days and when I burp it tastes like sulfur, why is that?

I've had a stomach ache for 2 days and when I burp it tastes like sulfur, why is that?

Likely reflux: This is produced by the gases in your intestine. Taking antacids can help but if persists, you should see your health care provider. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


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We are traveling in Mexico. We both have stomach aches that have been present for two days now. No other symptoms. What can we do?

We are traveling in Mexico. We both have stomach aches that have been present for two days now. No other symptoms. What can we do?

If no other symptoms: ...then enjoy the trip & get checked out when you return to California. In the meantime, avoid food & drink at risk, avoid risky behavior, avoid known food intolerances & be very moderate when trying new &/or spicy treats. Seek medical care locally (or cut trip short) if fever, bloody stool, intractable vomiting or diarrhea, worsening abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Stomach ache feels like if it were on fire and get cramps been two days now hurts really bad no pills are working

Stomach ache feels like if it were on fire and get cramps been two days now hurts really bad no pills are working

I'm: I'm not sure what pills you are taking for your abdominal pain. Common pills for a feeling of burning would include tums, rolaids, zantac, (ranitidine) tagamet, or pepcid. If you have not had relief from your medication then you need to see your doctor for an evaluation. You could have an early ulcer or a multitude of other abdominal problems. If you have vomiting, continued pain, light-headedness, blood in the stool, or can't eat and drink then you would have to go to the er. ...Read more

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Hi. The past two days I have felt really tired, stomach aches, nausea Thursday and this morning. Loss of appetite and headaches?

Hi. The past two days I have felt really tired, stomach aches, nausea Thursday and this morning. Loss of appetite and headaches?

Infection? Pregnant?: What you describe could be the beginning of a viral syndrome that later could involve the respiratory system, An intestinal viral or bacterial infection could cause your problem as well. Pregnancy is a possibility and should be ruled out before taking any medication. You can go to the pharmacy and get a pregnancy test kit. You should go and see a physician for full diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Mix of dark and light green stool especially after eating certain fruits i.e. grapes n dull stomach ache for two months. Possible causes?

Mix of dark and light green stool especially after eating certain fruits i.e. grapes n dull stomach ache for two months. Possible causes?

Changed stool color: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why would my stomach ache two weeks after my appendix is removed?

Why would my stomach ache two weeks after my appendix is removed?

Postoperative pain: Can occur ; last for a few weeks after surgery. See your surgeon for an exam. Watch for concerns such as recurrent fevers, recurrent vomiting, worsening pains. Call your surgeon if yiu have problems or concerns. ...Read more

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Two feet of my intestines were removed during surgery my stomach aches all the time still help?

Two feet of my intestines were removed during surgery my stomach aches all the time still help?

See your surgeon.: It is neither normal nor expected to have abdominal pain "all the time" following an intestinal resection. Please make an appointment to see your surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Having gas and stomach aches for two weeks. A little heartburn. Never had before chronic stomach issue or heartburn?

Having gas and stomach aches for two weeks. A little heartburn. Never had before chronic stomach issue or heartburn?

Diet: Your new onset symptoms may reflect changes in diet or medications. Avoid irritants and take some antacids. If not resolved see your primary caregiver. ...Read more

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The past week every morning I wake up with a stomach ache and have mushy stool. For about an hour or two then I'm fine, until the next morning. Why?

The past week every morning I wake up with a stomach ache and have mushy stool. For about an hour or two then I'm fine, until the next morning. Why?

Check dietary issues: This sounds like a new symptom for you. Think about any change in your dietary habits recently. Are you ingesting sugar-free sucking candies which contain sorbitol. Otherwise, if the symptoms persist, have stools checked for any infection and see your physician for further workup as indicated to rule out any sort of inflammatory bowel disease. It may just be a simple virus. ...Read more

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I've been having stomach aches once or twice a day for about two weeks now in my front, lower stomach. Last about an hour or two. Any clue why?

I've been having stomach aches once or twice a day for about two weeks now in my front, lower stomach. Last about an hour or two. Any clue why?

Workup needed: Are you having any symptoms like weight loss or changes in your bowel habits? If yes to either of these questions you should see your family doctor to have some testing performed. Stomach pain lasting more then if you days can be inflammatory bowel disease or it can be irritable bowel disease. The best thing is to ask for your family doctor's advice and possibly see a gastroenterologist if you're able to. ...Read more

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My two year old daughter often complains of stomach ache. She is not constipated. What should I do?

My two year old daughter often complains of stomach ache. She is not constipated. What should I do?

How does she act?: Does she act like a child in pain? Is she playful? Active? Does she eat well? Drink? When does she say she has the pain? During activity? Eating? Does she have any other symptoms? When she says it is hurting does she act, do anything different? If not sure have her seen by her pediatrician or family doc. They can take a good history and examen her. ...Read more

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Should I seek medical attention? I woke up with a stomach ache yesterday and went to work while at work I passed out and then threw up. I went home and couldn't keep anything down but water. I threw up two more times yesterday and slept alot. (if I stand u

Should I seek medical attention? I woke up with a stomach ache yesterday and went to work while at work I passed out and then threw up. I went home and couldn't keep anything down but water. I threw up two more times yesterday and slept alot. (if I stand u

You: You could be dealing with a stomach flu. However the fact that you are dizzy leads me to believe you may be dehydrated. This can be dangerous. Therefore if you are still vomiting and dizzy you should see a doctor right away. If your symptoms have resolved completely then you like had a stomach flu that has passed. For the future in these situations make sure you always drink plenty of fluids.
Take care. ...Read more

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My mother has acidity problem thus has stomach ache once in week or two. What are the complications, suggest some test and measures.

My mother has acidity problem thus has stomach ache once in week or two. What are the complications, suggest some test and measures.

Acid reflux: Your mother of 48 years has stomach ache once in week or two. You attribute it to acid. She needs g. I. Consult for gastric endoscopy, ph monitoring, h. Pylori test and biopsy. In the mean time head elevation in sleep, and take Prilosec otc till she sees the gastroenterologist. Complications are gastro-esophageal erosion, ulcer, bleed, hemorrhage and aspiration. Thanks. ...Read more

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Having stomach ache now for two weeks. Becomes quite bad towards end of the day. Sometimes have heartburn with it. Get relieve when lying down or heat?

Having stomach ache now for two weeks. Becomes quite bad towards end of the day. Sometimes have heartburn with it. Get relieve when lying down or heat?

See a doctor: New abdominal pain lasting 2 weeks warrants evaluation. Your doctor will take a complete history, perform a physical exam and order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Over the past week I had a swollen lip and eye and today I have hives on my stomach+back. Also had two stomach aches; 1 on sun. & 1 today in evening

Over the past week I had a swollen lip and eye and today I have hives on my stomach+back. Also had two stomach aches; 1 on sun. & 1 today in evening

Rash: Do u have any rash in your legs where do u have pain in your belly. It can be simple as a allergic reaction to something that you ate or if pain or rash persists it should be seen by a doctor ...Read more

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I took some Tums (calcium carbonate) for stomach acid, but instead it gives me gas and stomach ache, why would it cause the two?

I took some Tums (calcium carbonate) for stomach acid, but instead it gives me gas and stomach ache, why would it cause the two?

May not be acid: The differential causes of abdominal pain are multiple - you are self diagnosing stomach acid -? Other causes such as heart disease, esophageal spasm, or maybe Tums (calcium carbonate) aren't adequate to control the acid if that is the cause.

Try otc Omeprazole 20mg am and pm - if this relieves the symptoms then stomach acid is a likely diagnosis.

Would recommend a visit to your primary care physician at any rate. ...Read more

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I have two bad teeth that need to be exacted. Is it possible for that to give me a sore throat, a stomach ache and possibly aggravate acid reflux?

I have two bad teeth that need to be exacted. Is it possible for that to give me a sore throat, a stomach ache and possibly aggravate acid reflux?

Possibly: A badly decayed or periodontally involved tooth can cause a sore throat if a posterior tooth. Swallowing infected secretions can cause GI upset. It shouldn't aggravate acid reflux but the upset stomach from infected swallowed secretions can make the symptoms of GERD seem worse. ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more