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Really Bad Indigestion
Gastroenteritis: You are likely having gastroenteritis and most likely caused by a virus unless you have bloody diarrhea or fever. Treatment is usually symptomatic with adequate hydration. If you have fever, blood in stool or dizziness, you would need to see PCP ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dr: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: If so, this should clear up within 24-48 hours, and if it does not or you develop other symptoms, see a doctor. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more
I have been having really bad gas pains. It feels like it is building up and it hurts really bad. I feel nauseous, and I'm having really sharp pains.
Severe pain: The severity of your symptoms require an examination by a physician as one can't assume that you are having gas pains. If it were gas entrapment, drinking hot water and applying a hot water bottle or heat to the abdomen helps break down the gas and enables you to pass it. However it's much safer to consult your physician and discuss your symptoms with him/her and follow their recommendations. ...Read more
A number of causes: Bad breath or Halitosis maybe caused by the food eaten like garlic. It can be caused bypoor oral hygiene and the food remaining between teeth, around the gums and on the tongue. Smoking and/or chewing tobacco is another cause. Other health related causes might be gum disease, dry mouth, oral yeast infection. Sinus infection, pneumonia, post nasal drip, diabetes, chronic acid and some medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
GERD: This sounds like gastric reflux into your esophagus, it can be from an incompetent sphincter into the stomach but can also be related to diet with late eating, spicy foods and over eating. You might consider adding an over the counter acid blocker like Omeprazole but if this is persistent check with your GI doctor for better control as chronic acid in the esophagus can be dangerous. ...Read more
May need checked: Truly bad abdominal pain is a concern. When considering belly pain, we think about the anatomy. Left lower side could be diverticulitis. Right lower appendicitis. Right upper gall bladder. Mid upper pancreatitis, ulcer and even your heart. If the pain is severe, if you have fever, new symptoms or worsening pain you should get checked ASAP. These are signs it may be a serious cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exam needed.: You know that you need that. Please don't delay. Your life may depend on it. ...Read more
Virus/fever?: If you have a severe stomach pain and fever then you need to be seen right away to make sure you do not have appendicitis or other emergency problem. If you are pregnant it could be ectopic pregnancy and that is an emergency also. If it is a cramping pain and nausea, you may be getting a stomach virus. Those usually cause vomiting and diarrhea and resolve on their own in a couple days. ...Read more
Stomach keeps feeling hungry even after I've ate. Also really bad gas and gas pains. What could this be?
Gastroenterologist: These symptoms may be due to various conditions like gastritis, lactose or gluten intolerance, but in order to determine whether these symptoms are indeed due to gaseous buildup, consultation with a gastroenterologist is advisable. In the meantime try to pinpoint what foods cause symptoms. Taking simethicone after meals helps prevent gas buildup and drinking hot(not too hot) water breaks gas down ...Read more
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