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Stomach Aches And Bloating
Depends on how long: We're currently having gastroenteritis, or stomach flu going around. Gas, bloating, diarrhea are common but only last a few days. If you 're having ongoing symptoms, fever, blood in the stool or a significant amount of pain, you should get checked out. If there is travel in your recent past, definitely get checked. ...Read more
I am experiencing vomiting, nausea, stomach upset, bloating or abdominal fullness and upper abdominal pain.
See a doctor: See a doctor if this is persistent. Best wishes ...Read more
Yes and No: ? can constipation cause nauseous & cramps. Symptoms oft associated w. irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) & poor AM appetite. I have observed in dozens of young male extreme sport enthusiasts; permanently injured their pelvic girdles from severe falls. My theory that sacroiliac joint (SIJ) subluxation impinges presacral autonomic nerves; thereby disrupting intestinal motility. ? Osteopath ? Cannabis. ...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
Gas, bloating, rumbling stomach, cramps sharp ache alternating constipation and diarrhea. heavy feeling in abdomen after eating little food. What?????
Stay hydrated: Lots of possibilities. Most commonly a "stomach bug" or perhaps food poisoning. These should be self-limited & only last a few days without blood in vomit, high fevers or other concerning sx. Most important to ensure hydration-small, frequent sips (no alcohol or caffeinated drinks). If your sx persist, your pain becomes severe, fevers get very high, blood in vomit, or you feel you need it, see doc. ...Read more
How can we help you?: Can you rephrase your question so we understand what your needs are? Abdominal pain is hard to evaluate especially in women. Where in your belly is the pain, when did it start, what makes it better, what makes it worse? Any chance you could be pregnant? Last period? Near sick folks or recently travelled? Fevers/chills, vomiting? Diarrhea, constipated? Passing gas? Pain when peeing? Let us know. ...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
Maybe related or not: There are a lot of possibilities, but your description of nausea/stomach pain raises that of gastritis & ulcers due to headache drugs. Stop non-prescribed nsaid's (aspiriin, advil, aleve, motrin, etc.) & consider acid reducer Rx (Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium, (esomeprazole) etc.). Seek care especially if lightheaded, worsening symptoms, vomiting coffee ground material or passing black stool or blood. ...Read more
More info: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more. ...Read more
On and off constipation, bloated, uncomfortable, bubbly, gassy stomach, constant feeling of fullness and discomfort?
Talk to ob/gyn: These are important symptoms to talk to your obstetrician. You are having stomach pains and heartburn during your pregnancy. This is not uncommon. Your doctor will want to know about this. Try to notice when you get it and what makes it better. Before taking any medication talk to your doctor first. ...Read more
I am experiencing diarrhea, passing gas, stomach upset, bloating or abdominal fullness, lower abdominal pain, gastrointestinal disturbances and fr...
Appendicitis: No actually not! appendicitis is an acute progressive condition that ends up in surgery or death. While there may be a condition of chronic appendicitis its hard to prove. The possibilities of the symptoms you listed can be everything from gastritis to gallstones to gastroenteritis. This should prompt you to see a doctor when you can! ...Read more
I am experiencing stomach upset, abdominal discomfort and vomiting. The following also describe me: Nausea, Generalized abdominal pain, and Stomac...
Your symptoms: if acute, sound like a common viral intestinal flu...if chronic require a complete evaluation by your PCP who may wish to refer you to a Gastroenterologist! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
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