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My pantyhose cut into my stomach just under my 31 week stomach all day today so that it hurt. Worried I have harmed baby or cut off oxygen supply?

My pantyhose cut into my stomach just under my 31 week stomach all day today so that it hurt. Worried I have harmed baby or cut off oxygen supply?

No worries: Your baby is well protected behind your abdominal wall, the uterus and surrounded by amniotic fluid. The only harm done was your own discomfort. Make sure you don't wear clothing that is too tight to keep yourself comfortable. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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My dad, 88, has aesophagus cancer, He can't eat anymore, fed intravenously, o2 24/7. Dr thinking of feeding through stomach, is this too much for him?

My dad, 88, has aesophagus cancer, He can't eat anymore, fed intravenously, o2 24/7. Dr thinking of feeding through stomach, is this too much for him?

His choice: If it was me, I would go to hospice and accept sedation. Feeding his via the stomach will keep his alive but prolong his misery. Before he consents to this, he must know what's at stake. To be frank, these tubes account for a huge amount of the expensive misery of prolonged dying that too many Americans have to experience. I'm glad he has you and I wish you both the best. ...Read more

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My oxygen level has dropped in the 60's on occasions should I see a doctor? When I lay on my stomach with my head turned to a certain side It stays up

My oxygen level has dropped in the 60's on occasions should I see a doctor? When I lay on my stomach with my head turned to a certain side It stays up

Yes: Hat is very abnormal to have your oxygen in the 60's. From your description you may have a mechanical obstruction. The most common cause would be severe obesity, but you do not mention that at all. This needs to be evaluated ASAP! ...Read more

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Every time I eat I feel like I have a hard time getting enough oxygen (even with just a few bites). Heart, stomach, lungs all fine so why?

Every time I eat I feel like I have a hard time getting enough oxygen (even with just a few bites). Heart, stomach, lungs all fine so why?

Mouth breather?: Is your nose congested? If you try to eat with nasal congestion it's hard to breathe at the same time. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take medicine on an empty stomach?

Is it bad to take medicine on an empty stomach?

It depends: Some medicines actually work best if taken without food. Follow instructions on the packaging and I f you are still not certain, consult your pharmacist or your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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I have itching below my stomach parts. Suggest me any medicine?

I have itching below my stomach parts. Suggest me any medicine?

Itching: It is important to know what you are treating before treatment is suggested. The cause of the itching needs to be determined and that will influence the treatment. See your doctor or a dermatologist to evaluate you to determine the cause of the itching. Then they can suggest treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine for arthitis that doesn't hurt your stomach?

Is there any medicine for arthitis that doesn't hurt your stomach?

Your nutrition: Even osteoarthritis has an inflammatory component, so eating an anti-inflammatory diet (high in veggies and fruits, low in processed foods) can help. Also turmeric (the yellow part of curry) and foods high in quercetin (onions, apples) can contribute. Try same (except if have diagnosis of bipolar disorder) and add b-complex vitamin. Target dose: same is 800-1600 mg/ day, but start low and build. ...Read more

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Please answer! What kind of pain medicine doesn't include stomach issues?

Please answer! What kind of pain medicine doesn't include stomach issues?

Pain meds n stomach: Most anti-inflammatory meds can cause stomach ulceration and bleeding (so take them with food), aspirin can also lead to the same. Opiate meds can cause nausea and vomiting as well as itching. Combination meds such as vicodin contain a large amount of acetaminophen (tylenol) can can lead to liver damage at high doses. ...Read more

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How can you get a flat stomach without pills or any medicine or diet plan?

How can you get a flat stomach without pills or any medicine or diet plan?

Sorry, but normally: Some weight loss is required. For a flat abdomen eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e., running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, >. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be cure from multiple erosion in stomach without taking medicine, taking soft food.?

Stomach erosions: It all depends on the severity and if a bacterial infection (h. Pylori) has been diagnosed. If that is the case taking antibiotics is important to eradicate this bacteria which has been proven to cause gastrointestinal ulcers. If no bacteria and still erosions if they are severe and painful it is ok to take meds for a few weeks to months in order to help them heal. A healthy diet is crucial. ...Read more

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My urine is dark, I have pain in the abdomen on the right side. It did not take drugs. What can it be?

My urine is dark, I have pain in the abdomen on the right side. It did not take drugs. What can it be?

? stone: It could easily be a kidney stone. Depends on what "dark" urine is. Could be blood in the urine but could be gallbladder or liver issues causing bilirubin in the urine. I'd at least go to urgent care and have urine dipped to see what is making urine dark. ...Read more

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I am a diabetic and my medicine upsets my stomach. What is something I can take to help with my stomach?

I am a diabetic and my medicine upsets my stomach. What is something I can take to help with my stomach?

Side-effects: Many medications could irritate an empty stomach; that is the reason that many people take their medications with meals or with a large amount of water to prevent stomach irritation. Now, in diabetes, many physicians were recommending to take sulfonylureas; such as glyburide; etc.; at least 30 minutes before the meals to be more effective on postprandial hyperglycemia. Discuss it with your dr. ...Read more

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I have idiopathic gastroparesis. Sometimes I feel like I need something to relax my stomach. Is there such a medicine?

I have idiopathic gastroparesis. Sometimes I feel like I need something to relax my stomach. Is there such a medicine?

HealthTap can't: ...give specific health advice via the free Q & A platform. It's quite possible that, if you do a Virtual Consult with one of our physicians, we can help you. I recommend a full audio video virtual consult. We'll be asking for a list of medications, upload of test results, and a self-administered "physical exam." Also, we'll need to know what you mean by "something to relax my stomach." ...Read more

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After I get done taking my medinice in the morning then after that I eat fruit bar. Then 15 mins later I feel really sick to my stomach.

After I get done taking my medinice in the morning then after that I eat fruit bar. Then 15 mins later I feel really sick to my stomach.

Not sure...: Not sure what to tell you, not knowing what the medication is or what your underlying medical condition is. I would be sure that you're taking the medication properly. You might also check to see if this is a known side effect of the medication. If you continue to have these symptoms, I would contact the doctor who prescribed the medicine to see what to do. Good luck ...Read more

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Fatty liver since 1999. Recent upper right side abdomen mild pain discomfort off on shifting position. US abdomen Feb 16. Advice, drugs, tests?

Fatty liver since 1999. Recent upper right side abdomen mild pain discomfort off on shifting position. US abdomen Feb 16. Advice, drugs, tests?

Reverse risk factors: Fatty liver is incredibly common, predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from steatohepatitis (fatty liver with abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer). ...Read more

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Drugs that inhibit cellular respiration? How do cells utilize oxygen and how do you counteract this side effect so patient doesn't die of hypoxia?

Drugs that inhibit cellular respiration? How do cells utilize oxygen and how do you counteract this side effect so patient doesn't die of hypoxia?

It is complex: Your questions are only relevant if you tell us why you are asking about such questions? Please tell us which drug/s you are taking or wanting to understand? . We can not deal with theoretical considerations such as you have posed. Life's physiology is quite complex. I had to study for 10+ years before I could understand questions like this! ...Read more

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A23M has severe pain attach at level of T5 n case of cold pain radiat to abdomen DIA was done as neuritis no drug helped or decreased pain! Plz help?

Too complex for here: Many details will influence the diagnostic pursuit. T5 thoracic a little high to produce abdominal pain, but due to some anatomical features might be possible. "Severe pain attack" sounds like single episode. Were there more? If actual neuralgia ("neuritis") then pain pills won't work. But, best to get diagnosis. Chasing symptoms will probably not work well. Need MR of thoracic spine. ...Read more

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Advise me proper medicine and how to use it, diet plan to reduce the weight, as my wt - 90 & height 6 ft, age-36, stomach is big, hard and round?

Advise me proper medicine and how to use it, diet plan to reduce the weight, as my wt - 90 & height 6 ft, age-36, stomach is big, hard and round?

Weight - 90?: Actually, medications are usually not required to lose weight. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a mix of aerobic & weight lifting. ...Read more

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If you have a full stomach? To get more effect from your medicine should it be taken by letting dissolve under your tounge so food won't soak up meds?

If you have a full stomach? To get more effect from your medicine should it be taken by letting dissolve under your tounge so food won't soak up meds?

Varies: Some medications should be taken with food and some should be taken on an empty stomach. Only a few medications can be taken sublingually (under the tongue). Your pharmacist should be able to tell you the appropriate directions for you medication. The issue is not that food absorbs the medication but may prevent the medication from being absorbed into the body. ...Read more

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So I'm two weeks late and I feel sick to my stomach I have not been taking drugs or medicine I took a test it was positive could it be a false positi?

So I'm two weeks late and I feel sick to my stomach I have not been taking drugs or medicine I took a test it was positive could it be a false positi?

Pregnancy tests...: A woman who is late (missing her regular menstrual period) and has a positive pregnancy test is PREGNANT... unless there is a known reason why she could not be pregnant. ...Read more

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Stomach feels hard, no pain, doesn't cause discomfort. I'm 5'10" and weigh 178lbs. No drugs, no meds, no exercise but im active. Like this for one year?

Stomachs are soft: Shouldn't be anything hard inside the abdomen except if a person is constipated. Stool builds up and feels hard. On the surface, the abdominal muscles are hard if a person who is being examined is very ticklish, or has big abdominal muscles. Inside, anything hard needs to be evaluated to see what it is. If the doctor feels something hard, and it doesn't feel like stool, he may order an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Why is oxygen a miracle drug according to ads?

Why is oxygen a miracle drug according to ads?

Oxygen...: If a person's oxygen level is below normal, supplemental oxygen is prescribed to keep the oxygen level in a more normal range. Oxygen, when carefully prescribed, decreases a person's morbidity and mortality rates. However, too much oxygen can also be harmful, especially to the lungs, so oxygen therapy must be carefully prescribed and monitored by a doctor. ...Read more

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What drug should I take for abdomen pain?

What drug should I take for abdomen pain?

...to treat what?: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort, and not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Find ; treat the underlying cause not symptoms, pls get checked. ...Read more

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Too much acidity in stomach suggest medicine?

Multiple options: First line usually calcium carbonate (tums). Next step h2 blocker - ranitidine or famotidine. Proton pump inhibitor like Omeprazole also an option. ...Read more

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