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Any more info 4 us?: What is your question, and... Where in the abdomen is the location of your symptoms? What is the quality, intensity, duration, and timing of your pain? What prompts the onset of symptoms and what maneuvers/ meals/ position makes it better? These are the questions a doctor needs answered before we can provide you a meaningful response. Thanks for helping us help you. ...Read more
Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid (lansoprazole) is usually a well-tolerated medicine. However, any medicine can cause side effects in some people. If you suspect the side effects are due to Prevacid (lansoprazole), your options are either to switch medicines or to stop it temporarily, to see if the side effects go away, then restart it in a few weeks and observe if the symptoms recur. Good luck. ...Read more
ABDOMINAL PAIN: Avoid carbonated and caffienated beverages.Try maalox or beano. See your doctor if symnptoms persist. ...Read more
Irritable bowel: These are characteristics of irritable bowel syndrome for which certain foods or stress may be triggers. Peppermint capsules have helped some people. Lactose and gluten intolerance are also to be considered. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Hiatus hernia: Some people call it hiatal hernia, when the top part of the stomach slides into the chest cavity. This part of the stomach still has acid and can have ulcer but now with acid there, there is nothing to prevent acid from causing ulcer and irritation in the esophagus. See your doctor and get referral to GI for proper evaluation and treatment and even surgery if needed. ...Read more
High acidity: Sounds like Gastritis, reflux. Avoid alcohol, spicy food, hot temperature foods, citrus, vinegar, caffeine, tomato-based products, chocolate, spearmint or peppermints, steaks. Start using over-the-counter Nexium, (esomeprazole) or Prilosec in the morning and over-the-counter Zantac or Pepcid at night. You can use TUMS in between the day. The diets adherence is key. If you have no relief with guidance 2 to 4 weeks you definitely need to see a doctor ...Read more
What can I take for heavy gas symtoms, blouted stomach, upset stomach pain? I have gas, pain in upper part of stomach from blouting, upset stomach
You : You can try gas-x or beano for your gas and bloating. As far as upset stomach is concerned, try an acid blocker like pepcid, (famotidine) or Prilosec otc is good or even pepto. Also i recommend you schedule a visit with your primary care doctor to make sure you are not dealing with an ulcer, gastritis, etc. You will need a complete evaluation/work up. Best of luck. ...Read more
Can't tell yet: Are there any good stomach pains? Where are they? Where do they go (if anywhere)? What other symptoms are involved? Is there any activity that is associated with their onset or that worsens them? Suggest seeking a pcp or ed doc's opinion. ...Read more
Having bad hunger pains with lower back pains swollen stomach and thumping in lower stomach. Help?
Define "hunger pang": Sensation of hunger is related to contractions of stomach muscles, that lead to hunger pangs once they become severe. Are triggered by hormone Ghrelin (released if blood sugar levels drop with prolonged periods without eating). Hormones Peptide YY & Leptin cause the reverse--the sensation of being full. Irregular meals make hunger pangs worse. If real pain, get evaluated please--U sound concerned. ...Read more
I have a headache, stomach ache, upset stomach, feeling sick bringin up phlem and lower back pain?
Stomach flu: is the second most common illness after common cold. The common symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea, headache, stomachache and/or fever. The condition usually last up to 21 days. Good rest, lots of fluids and Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC for pain management will help you to recover. If concerned see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause my distended stomach, stomach pain, strange bm's, mouth ulcers, chronic fatigue, nausea, pulsating belly and anus?
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