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Constant loud stomach noises, abdominal cramping, occasional severe diarrhea, anxiety, sleeplessness, excessive mucus, acid reflux, frequent gas?

Constant loud stomach noises, abdominal cramping, occasional severe diarrhea, anxiety, sleeplessness, excessive mucus, acid reflux, frequent gas?

Intestine: You are having a problem somewhere in your intestine and it needs to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. Don't wait on this. Call for an appt. If it has been going on a long time, you may need to see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more


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Can stress cause prolonged shortness of breath, chest pains, diarrhea, nausea, and tachycardia?

Can stress cause prolonged shortness of breath, chest pains, diarrhea, nausea, and tachycardia?

Yes, it's possible: Anxiety and stress can result in many physical symptoms, including all those you list. However, it's also important to work with your primary care doctor to make sure no additional conditions may be part of the problem. There are good treatments for anxiety, including talk therapies as well as medications if needed. Of course you also want to review and simplify any sources of stress! ...Read more

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Can weight loss surgery cause stomach gas, acid reflux or heartburn?

Can weight loss surgery cause stomach gas, acid reflux or heartburn?

It depends: There are a few surgical options for wt loss and a few are actually very effective in reducing gerd symptoms. I do have patients who report more gerd sx after lap band but usually improves with dietary modification. Sometimes band adjustments are helpful for persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Does occasional heartburn/acid reflux cause esophageal cancer? Or is it more caused by chronic, long term severe acid reflux?

Does occasional heartburn/acid reflux cause esophageal cancer? Or is it more caused by chronic, long term severe acid reflux?

Cancer from reflux: Chronic GERD can increase the risk of esophageal cancer by producing changes in the lining of the esophagus from acid burns. This is called Barrett's esophagus and can increase the risk of esophageal cancer. This occurs in long term acid reflux. If you have only occasional symptoms, you are less at risk. If your symptoms are chronic, however, it's a good idea to get checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Possible cause: Acid reflux can be associated with heart palpitations. Both conditions are so relatively common that proving a relationship when both are present is difficult. ...Read more

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Might IBS cause heartburn and acid reflux symptoms?

Might IBS cause heartburn and acid reflux symptoms?

Not really.: Ibs causes abd distention, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea like symptoms. Your symptoms sound typical of reflux disease. Avoid spicy food, chocolates, coffee, eat small meals, and take anti ulcer meds. Reflux symptoms could be from a hiatal hernia as well which is diagnosed by either an upper GI contrast study or egd. Follow up with a GI doc if symp not goinng away. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause prolonged diarrhea?

Can anxiety cause prolonged diarrhea?

It depends: Many people do have GI distress -- including diarrhea -- with anxiety. However, diarrhea can also result from other causes. If yours is "prolonged" [you don't say how long], it warrants a checkup with your primary care physician. In the meantime, please be sure to drink plenty of fluids (water, not soft drinks, etc). ...Read more

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Can reflux cause constant nausea?

Can reflux cause constant nausea?

Yes: Gerd or "reflux" is the result of the upper gastoesophageal sphincter being unable to close appropriately. Therefore, the gastric contents, which are acidic, reflux into the lower esophagus, causing: burning, burping, hoarseness, epigastric pain and of course nausea. ...Read more

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Extreme flatulence, stomach cramps, acid reflux?

Extreme flatulence, stomach cramps, acid reflux?

Dietary changes: An alteration of intestinal motility or bacteria. Dietary factors, such as an increased intake of lactose, fructose, sorbitol, indigestible starches in fruits, vegetables, and legumes, and carbonated beverages. Products such as pork, upon digestion, may release trace concentrations of malodorous gases. Psychological factors. ...Read more

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Stomach acid reflux and nausea cause from high anxiety?

Stomach acid reflux  and nausea cause from high anxiety?

Chicken or egg?: Could be, however in some cases reflux may trigger anxiety. See your doctor to be sure you get proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can excessive burping cause regurgitation?

Can excessive burping cause regurgitation?

Maybe same thing but: Involuntary belching after a meal is normal, caused by release of swallowed gas after distension of the stomach with food. Magenblase syndrome is postprandial epigastric fullness & bloating, relieved by belching.Aerophagia (accumulation of gas due to air swallowing) is common with anxiety, hypersalivation from gum chewing, smoking, drinking, oral irritation. In some, belching can become habitual. ...Read more

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I am experiencing constipation, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat) and stomach cramps. Pale stools. ?

I am experiencing  constipation, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat)  and stomach cramps. Pale stools. ?

Pale stools: Abdominal discomfort with passage of pale stools may be seen with blockage in the biliary tract and gall bladder by a stone. Complications from gerd won't cause pale stools. If symptoms persist consult your physician or a gastroenterologist for evaluation and appropriate tests will be ordered in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Chronic cough, heartburn (usually controlled with meds), fatigue, horseness, chronic pain. Could this be lpr?

Chronic cough, heartburn (usually controlled with meds), fatigue, horseness, chronic pain.  Could this be lpr?

Could be: Laryngopharyngeal reflux manifests as a sensation of a ball in your throat, a need to clear your throat and can be associated with gastroesophageal reflux. It can also produce hoarseness. I can't comment on the fatigue and chronic pain. Have an ENT perform a fiberoptic nasopharyngoscopy to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Side effects of protonix (pantoprazole) for reflux or heartburn pains?

Side effects of protonix (pantoprazole) for reflux or heartburn pains?

Protonix (pantoprazole): The most common side effects from taking Protonix (pantoprazole) are headaches, constipation, gas , and nausea. There is a long list of potential side effects that are really rather rare but these are the ones I have seen in clinical practice. Occasionally someone will have diarrhea or abdominal pain as well. ...Read more

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Overwhelming anxiety, insomnia and depression coupled with chronic diarrhea, urgency, stomach burning, heartburn, vomiting during sleep, pain, fatigue?

See you are on: Clonazepam, Xanax (alprazolam) & Xanax (alprazolam). These issues could be related to your psychiatric issues or you could have several separate conditions. The only way to detangle this is through thorough and thoughtful assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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Can prolonged over consumption of wine cause stomach ulcers?

Can prolonged over consumption of wine cause stomach ulcers?

Yes: As well as a variety of other adverse and interrelated general medical/psychological conditions. ...Read more

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Gastroesophageal reflux, occasional difficulty swallowing & heavy chest with short breaths. Then came insomnia -early mornings. Is this hiatal hernia?

Gastroesophageal reflux, occasional difficulty swallowing & heavy chest with short breaths. Then came insomnia -early mornings. Is this hiatal hernia?

Very well could be: Is the insomnia and early morning awakenings coming from sharp earaches by any chance? You will need a good examination by your physician who will decide whether or not an endoscopy or other procedure are merited to find out what's up. ...Read more

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Can GERD or something like it symptoms be temporarily aggravated during prolonged highly vigorous masturbation? Masturbation is safe, i mean temporary

Can GERD or something like it symptoms be temporarily aggravated during prolonged highly vigorous masturbation? Masturbation is safe, i mean temporary

Masturbation: It is extremely unlikely that masturbation will exacerbate gerd. Anything is possible, but this is rare. See a GI doctor and be diagnosed and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Indigestion (Definition)

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