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Obstruction In Stomach
Possibly but...: "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "what to do." your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, location, & associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your pain to better direct the next appropriate testing. ...Read more
Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more
Can a stomach ulcer cause bowel problems? Constipation/loose stool/cramping/gurgling/bloating/pain in lower left abdomen?
No: All GI complaints mentioned are totally unrelated to a stomach ulcer. The latter produces upper midline abdominal pain relieved by food or antiacids and if perforating posteriorly into lesser sac, the space behind the stomach, back pain develops. Constipation or loose stool related to diet or inflammation of bowel and if in sigmoid colon with diverticular disease. lt. lower abodiminal pain noted ...Read more
Can excess stool in the colon cause general intestinal "rumbling"? Can excess stool in the colon cause backup into the small intestine? What exams?
Within and without..: The obstrction can be form something within the lumen (the passage) or within the wall or from externally (within the abdomen but outside the si). With this in mind it is possible to work through the possibilites and reach a conclusion... ...Read more
Yes: Improper digestion can mean different things. Vomiting anything on a regular basis is not normal. Bile is a yellow greenish bitter tasting fluid the liver makes. When a persons stomach is empty and they are flat bile can fill the stomach. That along with acid from the stomach can make you nauseous. Often acid reflux will add to this. Medicine like Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine) can help. If not c Doctor ...Read more
I have severe narrowing of digestive tract plus severe sigmoid diverticulosis in different parts of colon. Constant niggling pain in low left side.
Had painful bowel Is this from constipation or stomach ucler Also have pain in abdomen, sides, back Had small drips of blood in vomit?
Needs eval: Hello, not sure why you are saying "painful bowel"? Perhaps you mean a lower spot in the abdomen hurts? Abdominal pain has many causes and sorting them out needs a one-on-one visit with a provider, especially in the case you describe with pain in many spots. Most concerning is blood in vomit, which does suggest bleeding from upper GI tract, i.e. gastritis or ulcer. Go in today for evaluation! ...Read more
No: Gastritis can be caused by either increased acid production or a breakdown of the barrier lining if the stomach, but not the other way around. This may be caused by the bacteria h. Pylon. Gerd is a problem with too much stomach contents going he wrong way up in to the esophagus causing heartburn and regurgitation. See a gastroenterologist or your primary care provider or more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be/other things.: Depending on your age, etc. Other things, like weak ligaments that hold up the bladder and other organs can cause fuller/lower feeling bladder. A distended colon can do it, but depending on the cause other symptoms would be present, like bowel disturbsnces, etc.. In women, things like ovarian cysts, etc. That enlarge the ovary can increase the abdominal size/girth. See your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
Pancreatic cancer: Is usually asymptomatic, and symptoms are usually related to the effect that the mass has on surrounding organs. Burning in the stomach is more likely to be due to gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, or dyspepsia. Pancreatitis causes a loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and pain. ...Read more
Can biliary reflux from the small intestine into the stomach cause slightly elevated liver enzymes?
No, get checked: Your transaminitis (elevated liver enzymes) indicates, albeit non-specifically, a sick liver. Whether this is transient (related to medication, alcohol ingestion, a passed gallstone, etc.), or is indeed of concern (e.g. Hepatitis of any cause, fatty liver secondary to diabetes, etc.) you deserve evaluation or at least a lab recheck to assess trends or resolution. ...Read more
Could a partial obstruction cause stomach pain/cramping in belly button region and nausea after eating or drinking and loud stomach grumbling noises?
Yes, but…: A partial obstruction of the intestines can cause the symptoms you mentioned above, but so can a lot of other things, including very common viral gastroenteritis. I would switch to liquids for a diet until your symptoms start to resolve. If they persist for more than 1 to 2 days, then I would see your doctor. ...Read more
Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your symptoms. However, the esophagus is the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. The delicate tissue of the esophagus can be inflammed or irritated if gastric acids refluxes into the esophagus from the stomach. Drinking lots of alcohol is one possible cause of esophageal inflammation. If a person is overweight or they have a loose sphincter muscle which closes off the top of the stomach, this could be causes for gastric acid to reflux into the esophagus. The stomach could be inflammed from bacteria, a virus, alcohol, stress - lots of reasons. Runny bowel movements could be from gastroenteritis, food being propelled too rapidly through the colon. Without an evaluation, the doctors in this forum can provide generalized information but not a lot more. If your doctor diagnosed you with an inflammed esophagus and stomach, ask more info about it. If you need to, write down all your questions first. Take care. ...Read more
Can acid reflux cause pain in the upper middle abdomen? I have inflammation at the GE junction. Could this cause pain in the upper middle abdomen?
Yes: it's very common for reflux to cause pain in the epigastrium. If you get discomfort in that region that you suspect is from reflux, it is appropriate to try an antacid to see if it helps. It is important to try to follow anti-reflux precautions and to take your reflux medication on a regular basis. Good luck. ...Read more