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Despite using 40 mg of prilosec daily still have stomach pain. Any need for endoscopy?

Despite using 40 mg of prilosec daily still have stomach pain. Any need for endoscopy?

Yes: Undiagnosed abdominal pain that doesn't respond to high dose proton pump inhibitor needs to be further evaluated. If we're thinking along lines of acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease, then upper endoscopy is diagnostic procedure of choice. If pain related to fatty meals, we might recommend ultrasound looking at gall bladder. So work closely w/Family Doc & Gastroenterologist. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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Been taking Prilosec for 3weeks for ulcer. 20mg. Now having stomach pain. Not severe but doesn't feel like the same ulcer pain. Is it the prilosec?

Been taking Prilosec for 3weeks for ulcer. 20mg. Now having stomach pain. Not severe but doesn't feel like the same ulcer pain. Is it the prilosec?

Ulcer pain: Probably not the Prilosec but is still ulcer pain. See your doctor to report a change in symptoms and for a recheck. You may need a specialist to do an endoscopic exam to take a look at your esophagus and stomach. Were you tested for h.Pylori the leading infective cause of ulcers? ...Read more

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On prilosec 40mg 2x day to see if I have LPR. On 7 days. Having stomach pain/chest pain/can't eat much/cough. Should I stop taking it? I feel horrible

On prilosec 40mg 2x day to see if I have LPR. On 7 days. Having stomach pain/chest pain/can't eat much/cough. Should I stop taking it? I feel horrible

Fix LPR: Prilosec does not make LPR go away but it may help with the symptoms. Since you are so young I recommend being evaluated by a surgeon who specializes in the repair of GERD and LPR. You may find some info at http://surgicare360.com/services/ ...Read more

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Pressure in upper ab. Stomach pain&noises. Feel very tired and nauseous. Also a burning in stomach for 2 weeks. Taking Prilosec?

Pressure in upper ab. Stomach pain&noises. Feel very tired and nauseous. Also a burning in stomach for 2 weeks. Taking Prilosec?

Gastroenterologist: Your symptoms may be due to gastritis and, in addition to prilosec, avoidance of caffeine, alcohol, nicotine and avoiding medications like aspirin, advil and aleve are important. In some cases prilosec has to be taken twice daily in order to be effective. If symptoms don't improve consult a gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment. A gastroscopy may be advised. ...Read more

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I have stomach pain and nausea all day and am on Prilosec do you think its that or stomach virus coming?

I have stomach pain and nausea all day and am on Prilosec do you think its that or stomach virus coming?

Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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Stomach pain, pimple rash=AB & steroids, came back =cipro and for stomach pain=Prilosec. Blk specs in stool. Stomach, colon, intest. Cancer? MRSA spread?

Stomach pain, pimple rash=AB & steroids, came back =cipro and for stomach pain=Prilosec. Blk specs in stool. Stomach, colon, intest. Cancer? MRSA spread?

Nondiagnostic: These symptoms are nondiagnostic without a thorough history and physical examination by a physician. It is unusual to prescribe steroids for stomach pain and a rash and then get another antibiotic prescribed. Your physician who knows all your findings is best to advise you. I doubt that cancer is the problem, however. Further studies seem warranted. ...Read more

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I never had stomach pain constant burp, pain in upper chest near neck no throat pain but has burning pain sensation taking Prilosec 40 mg not working?

I never had stomach pain constant burp, pain in upper chest near neck no throat pain but has burning pain sensation taking Prilosec 40 mg not working?

Eating habits: If you suffer with hertburn or "gerd", prilosecbor similar is just a part of treatment. Avoid eating rich and spicy food especialyv2 h before bed. Consume food rich in "probiotics"= life beneficial bacteria important for our body functions as well as digestion. By eating daily kefir, lassai, pomogranetcjuce and yacukt, danactive as breakfast will help but consult your gastroenterologist as well. ...Read more

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Have been feeling a dull stomach ache for three days. I use 10mg Prilosec each morning and use heaping tablespoon Metamucil after dinner. Causes?

Need more info: There are dozens of things that can give you a stomach ache. Need to know age, sex, other medical conditions, etc. Unfortunately, I can't narrow things down for you. My guess is that any acid reflux is being treated with the Prilosec (although that is a low dose) and you are regulating your bowels with the fiber. More testing is likely needed but see a medical professional so they can focus test. ...Read more

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Can omeprazole cause stomach pain/cramps as a side effect?

Yes: Unfortunately it can. It seems odd since people take it for gastrointestinal problems. It might be worth stopping it and seeing if your symptoms go away. If you are taking it solely for heartburn, then there are other options. Both other medications in that class and other classes of medications. ...Read more

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I have only just started on naproxen and omeprazole for forearm pain. I now have stomach pain for the last two days but stopped all tablets two days ago because of this. Can either tablet cause this? And when should it stop?

Naproxen: Naproxen can irritate the stomach and cause stomach pain. They probably gave you the omeprazole to protect your stomach from the naproxen, but it just did not work. I would keep taking the omeprazole for a few days to decrease stomach acid and try some tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. ...Read more

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Is Prilosec an effective treatment for stomach discomfort or heartburn?

A good medicine: Prilosec=original purple pill. It belongs to the proton-pump inhibitor class, such as nexium, prevacid, protonix, aciphex, (rabeprazole) dexilant--there are minor differences but efficacy is about same. The best one of these is the one that works for you without significant side effect and affordable to you. If it is not working, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with GERD and taking Prilosec as directed. Chronic headaches, nausea and stomach pains. Don't think it's gerd. What could it be?

Hard to say, but...: ...It will be interesting to stop the Prilosec for a few days and see which and/or how many of your symptoms resolve. You might also want to stop smoking too. ...Read more

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The past couple of weeks I've been on Prilosec but am still having stomach pains, headache, & feeling lightheaded. It's worse at night. GERD related?

The past couple of weeks I've been on Prilosec but am still having stomach pains, headache, & feeling lightheaded. It's worse at night. GERD related?

Hard to say,: Without a physical exam.GERD by itself wouldn't cause your headache and lightheadedness. Some people report headaches when taking prilosec, so that may be the cause. Your lightheadedness may be due to anemia or low blood pressure, or some other cause - which is why you should follow up with your Dr to determine why you are feeling lightheaded. Make sure you are drinking enough water to keep BP up ...Read more

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If its not gastritis or ulcer what can it be? Constant knawing below the breasted bone and sometimes stomach pains. Zantec and Prilosec hasn't helped

Wide Range Possible: Pains around the breast bone can be from your heart or gallbladder as well as from the stomach. I'd humbly suggest you see your pcp for a quick work up (or go to the er if pain is more severe). Heart atacks can sometimes seem like heartburn or indigestion. This would be the worst case scenario. Continued pain in this area needs to be evaluated rather urgently though, because of that fact. ...Read more

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While ago when on my back, had sharp 'pop' in stomach that hurt/felt weird, then stomach pain ever since. Dr. presc. Omeprazole but I'm sick of pills!

Need more info: Were you trying to sit up when you felt the pop or just lying on your back? Any back pain with this? Any nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation? Sorry but much more info needed to try and help you. Only get 400 characters here. Consider online consult with Healthtap doc. Or see local doctor for second opinion. Sorry not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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I have continuous stomach pain even on omeprazole and ultrasound came back normal! What is it?

I have continuous stomach pain even on omeprazole and ultrasound came back normal! What is it?

ULCER: You could be having a stomach ulcer that will explain the pain
if it is getting worse you need to see your pcp that will referred you to a surgeon or GI specialist depends on the size of the town that you lives in
you might need endoscopy and medical treatment
omeprazole could help wilth reflux but might not control ulcer symptoms. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with barrett's esophagus. Been on omeprazole for over two weeks and still having stomach pain. Is this normal?

Barretts not painful: There usually should not be any stomach pains associated with barretts. In fact, it is your body's mechanism to handle acid reflux and usually heartburn symptoms get better with it. Your stomach pains may be due to something else. Ask your GI about this. ...Read more

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I'm having extreme stomach pain still after given omeprazole for inflammed stomach, its not working, had the tube test, showed inflammatory sugestions?

Abdominal pain: Having abdominal pain could be secondary to many different causes. Based on what you described might not be adequate to answer your question. Location of the pain, exacerbating factors, relieving factors, other associated symptoms are all important to know. If pain persists, please discussed with your primary care physician or GI doctors for further help. ...Read more

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Have progressively worsening upper stomach pain since May of this year. Now take 40mg omeprazole w breakthrough pain. Normal blood h. Pylori. Help!

Have progressively worsening upper stomach pain since May of this year. Now take 40mg omeprazole w breakthrough pain. Normal blood h. Pylori. Help!

Gastroenterologist: Have you been evaluated by a gastroenterologist for this persistent upper abdominal discomfort? It appears that studies should include a gastroscopy and, if unrevealing, an abdominal CT scan as well as blood work to include liver and pancreatic tests. Possibilities include chronic gastritis (requiring more than one dose of prilosec daily), duodenal ulcer, stomach or pancreatic cancer, pancreatiti ...Read more

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When I get up from lying position I get nausea and stomach pain. When I eat I also get stomach pain. Indicative of ulcer? Omeprazole not helping.

When I get up from lying position I get nausea and stomach pain. When I eat I also get stomach pain. Indicative of ulcer? Omeprazole not helping.

Consult Gatroenterol: You need to consult your family doctor/gastroenterologist as you say you may have peptic/stomach ulcer.And from your symptoms it may be a possibility, but diagnosis can only be made by endoscopy and test for h pyori bacteria which causes the ulcers in stomach and Omeprazole alone will not be able to cure it
you should also stop taking Aspirin as that also may be contributing to your symptoms. ...Read more

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Know a child with noonan &always in ER with EXTREME stomach pain on cyproheptadine, vitb1, tramadol, Omeprazole, Netropin, spin 20. Labs normal. Ideas??

See gastroenterologi: There are many potential reasons for extreme abdominal pain including a sudden twisting of the bowel. The first step would be to consult a gastroenterologist preferably one in pediatrics. ...Read more

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Was taking Dicyclomine and Omeprazole for stomach pain. Stopped taking, and later the same night have stomach flu/diahrea. Coincidence or from meds?

Was taking Dicyclomine and Omeprazole for stomach pain. Stopped taking, and later the same night have stomach flu/diahrea. Coincidence or from meds?

Hard to tell: The doctor who prescribed these drugs needs to diagnose you first before he treats you. Dicyclomine is an antispasmodic, and omeprazole reduces the concentration of stomach acid. Omeprazole can have diarrhea as an adverse effect, but I don't think this is the culprit. How do you know you have "stomach flu? " I need more information to diagnose you properly before treating you. ...Read more

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Is this an Ulcer? Doc gave me Omeprazole for my stomach pain, I felt okay but now still pain esp. After poop. I got 2 doc and same med. Nothing happen

Is this an Ulcer? Doc gave me Omeprazole for my stomach pain, I felt okay but now still pain esp. After poop. I got 2 doc and same med. Nothing happen

Stomach Pain: It would be wise to consult a Gastroenterologist in order to perform an Endoscopy that way you know for sure and get the proper treatment. Omeprazole does not work in everyone. Besides if you have a bacteria known as Helicobacter Pylorii you need a full course of antibiotics since this bacteria is associated with ulcer and stomach cancer ...Read more

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ULQ abdominal pain for 1 1/2 years doc thought gastritis and month ago put me on Prilosec but it hasn't helped what else could it be? Next steps?

Labs and imaging: If your pain is in the right upper part of the abdomen an UltraSound is appropriate to look for gallstones. If left upper side a CT scan may be better. And if those are clear a referral to GI doc for a Upper Endoscopy. keep taking prilosec. Add zantac (ranitidine) at bedtime-150mg OTC and avoid all foods that can worsen acidity-tomato's/alcohol/chocolate/spicy/vinegar/citrus/pepprmint/caffeine/hot temp foods ...Read more

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I have bad upper abdominal pain should I take Prilosec it has been accruing for 3 days now with diarrhea and vomiting?

Chest/Abdominal Pain: Do you notice it with a meal? What is the pain like. Reflux can present this way in which case a trial of Prilosec would be reasonable. However, there could be other causes. ...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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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