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Is it normal for oatmeal to cause bloating and upset stomach?

Can be: Soluble fiber content can cause gas, bloat, upset stomach. If made in milk, may have some input from possible lactose intolerance; unlikely to be celiac sprue, if no similar symptoms from wheat cereals.
Might do better with smaller portion. ...Read more

Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort ...Read more


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I just quit smoking cold turkey, is it normal to have bloating, upset stomach, and fluid retention?

I just quit smoking cold turkey, is it normal to have bloating, upset stomach, and fluid retention?

Probably normal: When you stop using tobacco, you body can react in many different ways. Common nicotine withdrawal symptoms include being irritable, feeling tired, irregular sleeping and cravings. Other systems can be affected -- sinuses, stomach, bowels - mostly because they are going back to "normal'. Hang in there, you did a great thing. Remember to get sleep, drink water and eat healthy (limit fats ; sugars). ...Read more

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Can severe stress/anxiety cause upset stomach, nausea, stomach gurgling, bloating & a burning pain in stomach? What can I do to help these symptoms?

Can severe stress/anxiety cause upset stomach, nausea, stomach gurgling, bloating & a burning pain in stomach? What can I do to help these symptoms?

Yes: Yes stress can certainly trigger an upset stomach. You might be struggling with acid indigestion ("dyspepsia"), heartburn (gastroesophageal reflux disease"), or irritable bowel syndrome. Avoid caffeine, mint, tomatoes, citrus, tobacco, carbonated drinks and anything else that you find worsens your discomfort. Stress reduction, antacids, and dietary changes as I mentioned all can help. ...Read more

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Why am I burping eggs? I don't eat them! I am having belly problems....Bloating, pains, dirreah, upset stomach. No fever just nausea. I'm burping the nasty taste of eggs and haven't ate any eggs cause I know they make me sick! What is wrong?

Why am I burping eggs? I don't eat them! I am having belly problems....Bloating, pains, dirreah, upset stomach. No fever just nausea. I'm burping the nasty taste of eggs and haven't ate any eggs cause I know they make me sick! What is wrong?

I: I cannot diagose your abdominal problems. However having burps that smell like rotten eggs is also called "sulfur belching". There can be a number of possible causes. One is that you may have an infection of your gut such as h. Pyloribacterium or giardia. Egg burps can occur with problems involving the stomach or the gallbladder. If you have are having a problem breaking down foods such as meats this can be problematic. Have you traveled anywhere recently where the food or water might be contaminated? I don't know how long you have had these symptoms. Since you are losing fluids from diarrhea, it is important to drink water. If you start feeling lightheaded, especially when going from lying to standing, your pulse rate is very rapid and you feel weak, you may be getting dehydrated. If this occurs you might need to go to the emergency room for intravenous hydration. If the symptoms continue for several days I recommend calling your doctor. ...Read more

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I haveintence pain in the mid to right side of my stomach accompanied my upset stomach as well as bloating and gas has lasted for days?

I haveintence pain in the mid to right side of my stomach accompanied my upset stomach as well as bloating and gas has lasted for days?

See a doctor: It is hard to know what you could have without a physical examination. Possibilities are stomach ulcer, gallstones, appendicitis, etc. Need an examination. ...Read more

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Gas, bloating, burning in upper stomach comes & goes. Overall upset stomach. Is this serious? I always get it

Gas, bloating, burning in upper stomach comes & goes. Overall upset stomach. Is this serious? I always get it

If you have: Recurrent symptoms relating to your digestion, or chest region, you should always have it checked out by an experienced healthcare provider. Even if these symptoms are mild, like gas bloating, their recurrence suggests a chronic cause that needs to be identified and treated properly. If you continue as your are with these symptoms recurring, it can turn into something more serious down the road ...Read more

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I am 29 yr old female. I was recently put on Zoloft. It causes me extreme stomach discomfort and bloating but helps with anxiety. Can I take protonix (pantoprazole)?

I am 29 yr old female. I was recently put on Zoloft. It causes me extreme stomach discomfort and bloating but helps with anxiety. Can I take protonix (pantoprazole)?

Ask your doctor: Asking other physicians to give their blessings for you to take medication not prescribed by them is like a teacher asking your neighbor if they'd give permission to your son to go on a field trip. Do you think that's acceptable or would you take issue with the teacher who disrespected your authority as parent? Make sense? Give your doctor first dibs at correcting any problem caused by the Zoloft (sertraline) ...Read more

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Diagnosed with a bladder infection 2 weeks ago. Still have severe back pain. It never went away. I also have an upset stomach and bloating.

Diagnosed with a bladder infection 2 weeks ago. Still have severe back pain. It never went away. I also have an upset stomach and bloating.

Fever?: Hi. Your symptoms are not specific, but if the organism was resistant to the antibiotic used, the infection could have ascended to the kidneys, which is a much more serious infection. You mention pregnancy AND Mirena (levonorgestrel) in your Clinical Findings...which is it? ;-)
I'm not clear on your status, but I do want to make sure that if you have fevers and are sick, you see your doc ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have had an upset stomach for almost 5 days, bloating, cramps. A little gassy. No appetite. When I burp it tastes like sulfer. Do I need to see dr?

I have had an upset stomach for almost 5 days, bloating, cramps. A little gassy. No appetite. When I burp it tastes like sulfer. Do I need to see dr?

Probably: If this keeps up any longer and is not relieved by antacids or otc meds which are meant for GI distress would see your doctor and get this evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Last period 55days ago, not been sexuallyactive ever. Upset stomach, gas, bloating. Went to gyn no major problems. What could be the reason...

Last period 55days ago, not been sexuallyactive ever. Upset stomach, gas, bloating. Went to gyn no major problems. What could be the reason...

Not gynecologic?: These symptoms are vague and non-specific and not likely to be related to the genitourinary tract. See a pcp or a GI doctor and get carefully evaluated. Good luck and hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I'm taking the antibiotic Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a UTI. I'm having stomach bloating and gas from the Cipro (ciprofloxacin). What can I eat/take to help the upset stomach?

I'm taking the antibiotic Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a UTI. I'm having stomach bloating and gas from the Cipro (ciprofloxacin). What can I eat/take to help the upset stomach?

Probiotics: You could consider taking probiotics products like kefir - which is inexpensive and readily available in most markets. You can also consider more expensive products like Bio-K which you can find in Whole Food. Try to take the refrigerated formulatoin since they tend to contain higher live bacteria count. Twice a day with meals while you are on antibiotics and a few days after antibiotics is done. ...Read more

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Ongoing3 months, EGD showed chronic gastritis (CG). now constant bloating after eating, gas and stomach discomfort but no cause. Could be Post IBS?

Ongoing3 months, EGD showed chronic gastritis (CG). now constant bloating after eating, gas and stomach discomfort but no cause. Could be Post IBS?

Gastritis: I assume that the gastroenterologist prescribed a regimen for healing of the gastritis, but since symptoms are ongoing has he/she recommended a follow-up egd for evaluation and to determine whether gastritis is still the cause of these persistent symptoms? If there is no longer signs of gastritis perhaps you have lactose or gluten intolerance or gall bladder dysfunction. Discuss this with your MD ...Read more

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Inconsistent pain in lower right abdominal, missed period, dizziness, upset stomach, frequent urination, bloating, what could it be?

Inconsistent pain in lower right abdominal, missed period, dizziness, upset stomach, frequent urination, bloating, what could it be?

Tubal pregnancy: Any time you are late think pregnant. Any time you are pregnant with pain on one side think tubal pregnancy. Run a pregnancy test, but regardless of the result I would consider going to an er ...Read more

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Have post-infectious dyspepsia after stomach bug. Stomach burning resolved. Stopped ppi after 12 weeks. Now bloating and burping. What's the cause?

Have post-infectious dyspepsia after stomach bug. Stomach burning resolved. Stopped ppi after 12 weeks. Now bloating and burping. What's the cause?

Possibly rebound: Hi Kiana,
Sorry to hear that you are feeling uncomfortable with the bloating and burping. Given the information you presented, it's likely that your symptoms are due to stopping the PPI abruptly. There is a known "rebound" effect that is well described here - http://wb. Md/2ouI0m9 Things will likely go back to normal in a few weeks. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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I'm 26, upset stomach, can't eat, abdominal swelling, bloating, always feel full, irregular cycle, can this be ovarian cancer, not on bcp, never had sex?

I'm 26, upset stomach, can't eat, abdominal swelling, bloating, always feel full, irregular cycle, can this be ovarian cancer, not on bcp, never had sex?

Cancer unlikely: Typically ovarian cancer has no symptoms until they are very advanced. Your symptoms are nonspecific, an don't point towards a single diagnosis. Ask your doctor if you could have irritable bowel syndrome, or if a referral to a gastroenterologist is appropriate. They can also do a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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X ray says less than 1cm actelectasis or early infiltrare, what does means n what could it be? Sym: bloating, stomach discomfort, flatulence 24yrs old

X ray says less than 1cm actelectasis or early infiltrare, what does means n what could it be? Sym: bloating, stomach discomfort, flatulence 24yrs old

Breathe deeply: Actelectasis basically means that your lung tissue was not maximally inflated when they shot the x-ray. An infiltrate is a descriptive term that can be used to describe a pneumonia. The symptoms you describe do not sound like they are related. ...Read more

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Upper stomach discomfort when standing or walking around, gets better when sitting. Other symp. Gas, pale stool, and feeling of bloating.?

Upper stomach discomfort when standing or walking around, gets better when sitting. Other symp. Gas, pale stool, and feeling of bloating.?

Abd pain/pale stools: The liver releases bile salts into the stool, giving it a normal brown color. pale, clay-colored stools may be due to liver or biliary tract problems, such as hepatitis or gallstones, possibly accompanied by jaundice or dark urine. Pale,  yellow, greasy, foul-smelling stools may be due to malabsorption of fat as seen with pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer or celiac disease. ...Read more

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25yo female with stomach discomfort and fatigue. No bloating just very gassy and little appetite. Gets a little full faster. Serious?? Ovarian cancer?

25yo female with stomach discomfort and fatigue. No bloating just very gassy and little appetite. Gets a little full faster. Serious?? Ovarian cancer?

Prepyloric ulcer: Stomach bloating and fatigue not characterized for stomach lesion. Bleeding and peforation more common but these symptoms suggest partial outlet obstruction defined by gastroscopy. Ovarian Ca if localized would be asymptomatic and defined on ultrasound. When spreading to omentum the consequence is abdominal ascites ...Read more

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My mom has bloating, indigestion, nausea, heartburn, back pain, skin itchy, weakness and stomach discomfort for a few months now. What can it be?

Needs a work up: She needs to see a physician and have a work up. There are about six diagnosis I can think of off the bat, but she needs tests, a work up and a good look at by an internist, or a GI doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a problem with digestion. I take a probiotic, I eat oatmeal everyday, I exercise 3-5 times a weak. Does lemon, ginger, and honey cure bloating?

I have a problem with digestion. I take a probiotic, I eat oatmeal everyday, I exercise 3-5 times a weak. Does lemon, ginger, and honey cure bloating?

Need more info: Having a "problem" with digestion includes at lot of illnesses. The first thing you need to do is find out what is causing your digestive problem. After that then you will find out what to do about it. It may be medication and/or advice as to proper diet. ...Read more

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25yr old F w/easily upset stomach. Nearly every food I eat causes cramps, bloating, nausea, and/or diarrhea. Not sure how to go about getting help...

25yr old F w/easily upset stomach. Nearly every food I eat causes cramps, bloating, nausea, and/or diarrhea. Not sure how to go about getting help...

See your doctor: You may have irritable bowel disorder, or any other bowel disorder to include many inflammatory bowel diseases. You need to discuss this with your doctor and she will order what ever tests you may need to diagnose this. You may also need endoscopy performed by a gastroenterologist which she will set up for you. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have upset stomach, bloating, headache, gas, frequent bowel movements and excessive urination, and hot flashes, before period?

Is it normal to have upset stomach, bloating, headache, gas, frequent bowel movements and excessive urination, and hot flashes, before period?

We hope not: That does sound like more than annoying PMS. Even if an exam determines thatit is all PMS, it's a severe type and you can find help from an OBGYN. Have an exam and discover what's going on. That's too bad to just allow it to go on and on w/out putting up a fight. I hope it's an easy win. ...Read more

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Upset Stomach (Definition)

An upset stomach is the sensation that one has nausea or discomfort in the mid abdomen. This can be a chronic ...Read more