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I've recently had a bout of food poisoning, and have had continuous stomach pain since (a week). Over the counter meds have not helped.

I've recently had a bout of food poisoning, and have had continuous stomach pain since (a week). Over the counter meds have not helped.

See doctor: This duration is far too long for food poisoning. I suspect that you have contracted an infection or parasitic infestation. You need to see a doctor now. ...Read more

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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I have stomach ache and constipation have not changed my eating habits but recently have done ab roller excercise anything I can take over counter?

I have stomach ache and constipation have not changed my eating habits but recently have done ab roller excercise anything I can take over counter?

Chronic constipation: And abdominal pain - you need to change/ modify your eating habits. Whatever you are doing now is not working. You can certainly try dulcolax tablets, benefibers, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol), metamucil, acai berry cleanse or resveratrol cleanse, increase water intake 6-8 glasses of water a day, which is = to 3-4 16 ozs bottled water, increase fruits ; vegetables. If severe enough, you need to see GI specialist ...Read more

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Stomach pain on child of 4yr what is the medication?

Stomach pain on child of 4yr what is the medication?

Better questions...: Ask your child: in what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Concentrate on finding cause ; cure, not just symptom control--get him/her to doctor. ...Read more

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Lower back and lower stomach pain and what pain medication should I take for this?

Lower back and lower stomach pain and what pain medication should I take for this?

Get examined: "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

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Good narcotic pain medications for stomach pain?

Good narcotic pain medications for stomach pain?

Most narcotics: Are not great at treating stomach pain. Things like gastritis will still be painful and taking narcotics will slow gastric emptying, maybe lending to worse pain. If you have chronic stomach pain, see an interventional pain doc and he may be able to do a block of the celiac plexus, which may help, but can be a risky shot. This would only be a thought if pain is extreme. ...Read more

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Hello, I have intense stomach pain and nausea all day long. I cannot eat without nausea and cannot lay down flat. I've tried medication. What can I do?

Hello, I have intense stomach pain and nausea all day long. I cannot eat without nausea and cannot lay down flat. I've tried medication. What can I do?

Have an endoscopy: It is concerning that that pain and nausea are all day long. That is suggestive but not specific for an ulcer. If medication has not helped that is also possible it is an ulcer or other serious condition in the abdomen. Typically an upper endoscopy aka as an EGD is best next test to have done. Recommend you see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Stomach pain associated with after eating taking medications?

Stomach pain associated with after eating taking medications?

Gastritis: Maggie, it sounds like your stomach is inflamed. In order to improve it, take an antacid like cimetidine or ranitidine, and avoid NSAIDs, alcohol, caffeine, and smoking. Reduce spicy foods and fatty foods. It will probably take a week or two, but your stomach should feel better. If your pain worsens or you start vomiting blood, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Reoccuring stomach pain anteral gastrtis despite on medication losec 20mg and ipride 75mg?

Reoccuring stomach pain anteral gastrtis despite on medication losec 20mg and ipride 75mg?

Not enough: You need evaluation by a specialist, a gastroenterologist, and possibly a scope of your esophagus, stomach and duodenum, several causes for what you have, most common is H. Pylori infection, but needs to be documented. Treatment is different for every condition, good luck ...Read more

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I have upper stomach pain, hurts when I eat fatty foods, & take night medications. Hurts through back. Gallbladder taken out 13 yrs ago, what this be?

I have upper stomach pain, hurts when I eat fatty foods, & take night medications. Hurts through back. Gallbladder taken out 13 yrs ago, what this be?

Gastroenterologist: Since your gall bladder has been removed, your current symptoms could be due to bile duct stone, gastric problems or pancreatic insufficiency. I recommend that you consult a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime follow a very low fat diet. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see? I am a male of 20 years. I have stomach pain and have trouble with bowels. Both are very frequent even with medication.

What kind of doctor should I see? I am a male of 20 years. I have stomach pain and have trouble with bowels. Both are very frequent even with medication.

Hello.: Hello. Usually recommend starting with your primary care provider. Depending on what he or she finds, the next step might be gastroenterology or general surgery. Things can become even more specialized, if one of those providers believes you need a higher level of care. ...Read more

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Are dysentery and stomach pain common after gallbladder removal? Is there is any medication that can help?

No dysentery: Abdominal pain can be normal after surgey due to the incisions or can be abnormal like a fluid collection in area of surgery or damage to surrounding structures including bowel. So best thing is follow up with your surgeon soon. ...Read more

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Rapid heartbeat/ palpations. Known thyroid problem on medication. Extreme stomach pain during the night. Took pain tablets to help. Connected?

Rapid heartbeat/ palpations. Known thyroid problem on medication. Extreme stomach pain during the night. Took pain tablets to help. Connected?

Tachy/ abd pain: When your thyroid hormone is high it can cause abdominal pain/gastritis and tachycardia. ranitidine may help the gastritis a bit and propanolol may help tachycardia but the root issue is that the thyroid hormone may be too high and needs adjustment. Rarely may be autonomic dysfunction like POTS, or pheo or carcinoid. Please f/u w/ your doc and get your thyroid hormone checked. ...Read more

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What medication (PPI) is the most successful at eliminating acid reflux, but has the LEAST side effects. Pantoprazole gave me terrible stomach pain.?

Efficacy: Studies show that all of the PPIs have similar efficacy, however, side effects are variable. You can switch to another PPI, such as Nexium (esomeprazole) and not necessarily have the same side effects. Talk with your prescribing physician. Have you been tested for H. Pylori? If pain symptoms persist, get a referral to a GI doctor and get a scope. If H. Pylori+take therapy+retest to make sure clear ...Read more

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If a doctor thought I had somatization disorder, why would she be treating me with pain medication? I have been in and out of doctor offiices for about three years now. First for migrances, then consistent stomach pain. Recently I was said to have endomet

If a doctor thought I had somatization disorder, why would she be treating me with pain medication? I have been in and out of doctor offiices for about three years now. First for migrances, then consistent stomach pain. Recently I was said to have endomet

Pain in your mind: I want to ask if you have tried psychotherapy? Sometimes that can help uncover what is going on to cause your somatization disorder. Sometimes patients also have depression at the same time. When the depression goes away so does the pain. I suppose your doctor feels you might be helped with pain medication anyway. Does it help? If not, don't take it. ...Read more

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How to know which kind of medication I should take for occasional stomach pain, an antacid like maalox or a anti-spasmodic like buscopan?

How to know which kind of medication I should take for occasional stomach pain, an antacid like maalox or a anti-spasmodic like buscopan?

Stomach pain: First we should determine the cause of the stomach pain. Many patients have stomach pain because of diet related issues, others from inflammation, genetics, virus, bacteria, etc. Have you tried a no-gluten, very low carbohydrate diet before? If now, start this first. You may find you will no longer need meds. Do you smoke? Where do you work? Work with chemicals? Consult with us to help you better. ...Read more

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I have 4 year old daughter who's been constantly experiencing stomach pain, vomiting as a result and extremely high temperature with headache.... we been to ER, local GP but could not find anything and the medication didn't work... what Dr can I see?

I have 4 year old daughter who's been constantly experiencing stomach pain, vomiting as a result and extremely high temperature with headache.... we been to ER, local GP but could not find anything and the medication didn't work... what Dr can I see?

Fever has many cause: Coupled with vomiting, tummy aches and headaches - she would probably need some blood tests to check if she has a viral or bacterial infection, abdominal ultrasound to exclude abdominal causes, may even need a lumbar puncture. It would be best to see an experienced Paediatrician, even consider an admission and run all the tests in hospital while trying to treat the cause ...Read more

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One of your doctors called me in a antibiotic last night for my uti. The medication has made me very sick. I have vomited several times and stomach pain. I was wondering if you can change this for me the drug is sulfameth-trimethoprim thank you?

Possibly: In order to do this, you need to re-consult us on HealthTap Prime, just as you did yesterday. The Doctor Who is handling the calls from Tennessee today will discuss it with you and change it if it seems appropriate. Sorry to hear you're feeling unwell. Good luck. ...Read more

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Stomach pain loose black stool for 2 weeks went to the hospital and was discharged because I refused to let them give me a medication I was allergic t?

Stomach pain loose black stool for 2 weeks went to the hospital and was discharged because I refused to let them give me a medication I was allergic t?

What you have: Described does not make sense. It is unlikely that you would be given a medication to which you have an allergy. Loose black stools are not something to leave unevaluated. Go back or go to a different facility. ...Read more

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I have high sgot, sgpt & ggt. After 1 month all back to normal (medication be given). but my ESR 51. I still have sign nausea, vomiting and stomach pain.

I have high sgot, sgpt & ggt. After 1 month all back to normal (medication be given). but my ESR 51. I still have sign nausea, vomiting and stomach pain.

Hepatitis: By definition, you have hepatitis -the question is 'what kind' - so hopefully your doc did some investigation - because once you know what it is caused by, the treatment plan can be implemented. An ESR or 'sed rate' is non-specific and could relate to the symptoms you have. Hope your doc has some answers because u should find out what this is and therefore how to handle your symptoms. Feel better. ...Read more

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I have stomach pain caused by a few time use of nsai drug. Even though I stopped taking the med 4-5 days ago, I still have pain. Any suggestions?

Gastritis: NSAIDs can affect the lining of your stomach causing uncomfortable pain in the stomach. Best thing is to stop the medication. If the symptoms still occur you may try taking an antacid medication. ...Read more

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Hello I am 19 years old and have been experiencing allot of lower stomach pain, I have been abusing drugs for the last 3 year's and am very worried?

Hello I am 19 years old and have been experiencing allot of lower stomach pain, I have been abusing drugs for the last 3 year's and am very worried?

You should be...: This format won't permit us to speculate with the limited information you provided. Please see my prior healthtap answers as to what can cause lower abdominal discomfort. I'm very worried about your 3 year history of drug abuse--what's your plan with that? ...Read more

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I'm having foul burps n stomach pain tried all OTC acid reflex meds

I'm having foul burps n stomach pain tried all OTC acid reflex meds

If: If you have tried all otc acid reflux meds, then likely you need to focus on your diet.
Avoid all spicy foods, acidic foods, caffeine, chocolate. Also avoid NSAID such as advil, aspirin, ibuprofen. Finally schedule a visit with your primary care provider for a work up and a more effective treatment plan.
Take care. ...Read more

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