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Can constipation cause severe heartburn?

Can constipation cause severe heartburn?

Not really: constipation refersto difficulty in the large intestine: heartburn refer to stomach lining irriation from gastric acid or reflux ( GERD). ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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Severe abdominal pain with chronic diarrhea, several mis-diagnosis'?

Severe abdominal pain with chronic diarrhea, several mis-diagnosis'?

See details: The causes are many including ibs, celiac disease, lactose intolerance and inflammatory bowel disease. The only reasonable advice is to speak with a gastroenterologist or seek a 2nd one if you have already seen one previously. ...Read more

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Can indigestion cause moderate or severe abdominal pain?

No.: Indigestion and abdominal pain are both symptoms that can be associated with many different abdominal diseases. I recommend that you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. They can take a thorough history, perform a physical exam, and order appropriate tests to determine the cause of these symptoms and treat them. ...Read more

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Can severe esophogial erosion cause diarrhea?

Can severe esophogial erosion cause diarrhea?

NOT a diarrhea cause: An esophageal erosion is usually caused by gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd). The symptoms of gerd are: heartburn, chest pain, swallowing difficulty, and cough (@ night). Acid blockers (ppi's) such as Omeprazole (prilosec, zegerid) are prescibed to decrease acid but may have diarrhea as a side effect. You may want to try an alternate otc medication, prevacid (lansoprazole). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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Could diverticulosis cause severe stomach cramps?

Could diverticulosis cause severe stomach cramps?

Diverticulosis, no.: Diverticulosis should not cause any symptoms you'd notice day to day. Diverticulitis, an infection of the diverticuli, could cause bad stomach cramps along with fever and diarrhea. If your symptoms are in between these two extremes, then maybe something else is causing them. ...Read more

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Can dyspepsia cause diarrhea?

Can dyspepsia cause diarrhea?

Well......: several possibilites. I cannot say in your particular case. Irritable bowel can certainly cause both http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/irritable%20bowel.html this explains it more fully. And medications taken for it certainly cause diarrhea (magnesium containing antacids). follow the podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/epiphany-of-the-week/id972173760 ...Read more

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Severe constipation after gastroenteritis, help?

Severe constipation after gastroenteritis, help?

Constipation: Start over the counter stool softeners. If it's getting worse and not getting better you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can Chronic Pancreatitis cause stomach ulcers?

Can Chronic Pancreatitis cause stomach ulcers?

Chronic pancreatitis: Interesting question. Chronic pancreatitis per se does not cause gastric ulcers, but the level of physiologic stress caused by the disease can certainly be a causative factor. Judging by your history of chronic pancreatitis, abdominal pain and diarrhea you should be on some form of gastric acid blocker such as Omeprazole and also pancreatic enzyme supplements. ...Read more

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Could opiates cause severe stomach gas pain?

Could opiates cause severe stomach gas pain?

Yes: Narcotics very frequently induce constipation with their use. It is important to take a stool softener and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (or simmilar) daily as well as staying well hydrated. Sennokot laxative is a good choice if you have not had a bm in several days (avoid the strong stimulant laxatives). Discuss your symptoms with your physician who can make recommendations. ...Read more

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Severe stomach pain after eating?

Severe stomach pain after eating?

Many possible causes: Depending on how long after eating it happens (right away or several hours later), it could be stomach inflammation or ulcers, reflux (gerd), problems with your pancreas or gall bladder or even some type of blockage to normal emptying of the stomach (a growth within or on the outside of the stomach). If you are losing weight, have no appetite, or the pain is severe, see your doc asap! ...Read more

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Could laxatives cause severe abdominal pain?

Yes: Cramping abdominal pains or pressure feelings can occur. See a doctor if they get worse or associated with a lot of vomiting. If there is a bowel obstruction from internal adhesions from past surgery, then laxatives can be the wrong thing to take without a doctor's direction. ...Read more

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Unexplained chronic vomiting over one year; no psychogenic cause; mild gastroparesis; removed gallbladder; intermittent pelvic/lower abd. Pain; cause?

Unexplained chronic vomiting over one year; no psychogenic cause; mild gastroparesis; removed gallbladder; intermittent pelvic/lower abd. Pain; cause?

Look for Appendix: There is a sac close to appendix it is called meckel diverticulum. It contains same inner lining as stomach. It is hard to diagnose. Ct scan should be done to see if there is some stool stuck in appendix called fecolith. ...Read more

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I am experiencing side pain, abdominal discomfort, nausea (severity: mild) , bloating or abdominal fullness, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating...

I am experiencing  side pain, abdominal discomfort, nausea (severity: mild) , bloating or abdominal fullness, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating...

Your question was: cut off. So we don't know if these are acute symptoms or if they are chronic. Try providing clarification and resubmitting. ...Read more

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My symptoms severe heartburn/indigestion nausea /vomiting pain right side?

My symptoms 
severe heartburn/indigestion
nausea /vomiting
pain right side?

See your doctor today: There a number of possible reasons for this symptom complex. Gallbladder inflammation and stones is the first to come to mind. Acute cholecystitis can exacerbate symptoms of reflux disease which you also describe. Either way i would recommend seeing your doctor as soon as possible to begin the appropriate work. ...Read more

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Can bad sushi cause severe stomach pains?

Can bad sushi cause severe stomach pains?

Yes: Bad sushi can be related to food poisoning, which can cause severe stomach pain/cramping, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and anorexia to name a few symptoms. Always go to a reputable sushi establishment and if something smells "fishy"....Well, that just may mean you are in a sushi restaurant! ...Read more

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Severe gastric acid can cause hepatitis?

Severe gastric acid can cause hepatitis?

Not related issues: Acid-related events typically involve the gut, whereas hepatitis is a liver inflammation. Only in very rare circumstances does stomach juice potentially "reflux" into the biliary tree. Also, rare opportunities exist for tumors to metastasize to the liver from the upper GI tract, but such tumors do not secrete acid into the liver to cause its inflammation. ...Read more

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Can severe, chronic constipation cause headaches and malaise?

Can severe, chronic constipation cause headaches and malaise?

YES: There are many theories about why...("retained toxins from bowel etc etc) but none adequately explain the phenomenon ....headaches/malaise definitely accompany Irritable Bowel Syndrome Type C (Constipation) Discuss these symptoms with your Gastroenterologist Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

Upset Stomach (Definition)

An upset stomach is the sensation that one has nausea or discomfort in the mid abdomen. This can be a chronic ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more