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Will the medicine that blocks stomach acid hinder me from properly digesting food?

Will the medicine that blocks stomach acid hinder me from properly digesting food?

Yes: Too little acid in the stomach can feel like too much acid in the intestinal tract. If there is not enough acid passing into the GI tract to trigger the release of bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) there will be too much acid and it will burn or become inflamed. ...Read more

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I feel I have to go but blocked up.My stomach hurts haven't gone in 3 days?

I feel I have to go but blocked up.My stomach hurts haven't gone in 3 days?

Try an enema, then: That is just a tiny bit of backing-up. At this point, i would try to evaccuate by using a fleet enema, (sodium bisphosphate) follow by using a gentle laxative such as senokot-s or even the miralax-powder, both are otc. Increase fluid, roughage such as fresh leafy veggies/fruits, regular use of fibers and increase fluid intake, and keeping physically active. If this persists, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a nerve block..and I sometimes hurt up top my stomach..is that my liver hurting?

I had a nerve block..and I sometimes hurt  up top my stomach..is that my liver hurting?

Need detail: It is difficult to answer this question unless more details are given. What is the diagnosis? What kind of nerve block is it? Was it done under fluoroscopy? ...Read more

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I'm 45 have LP shunt for 15 years.Blocks frequently. Had 12 revisions. Placed in abdomen. Is there a specific place or way to prevent blockage?

I'm 45 have LP shunt for 15 years.Blocks frequently. Had 12 revisions. Placed in abdomen. Is there a specific place or way to prevent blockage?

LP shunts: Lp shunts are problematic and prone to needing revision. I place multiple holes in the tubing and place the tubing in the bent down position. There are multiple problems with them and to a great extent there is some luck involved. What is the shunt treating? ...Read more

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If someone has blocked bowels, can stomach still growl?

If someone has blocked bowels, can stomach still growl?

Usually loudly: Mechanical bowel obstructions are often characterized by quite loud bowel sounds as the intestine upstream from the blockage try to overcome the obstruction by contracting stronger than normal. These contractions are responsible for the cramping pain associated with bowel obstructions. A telltale sign of a worsening obstruction is when the bowel sounds diminish, as the bowel function subsides. ...Read more

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I had an upper GI the radiologist says on his report my stomach was turned upside down. Is this possible if so can it block my surrounding organs?

I had an upper GI the radiologist says on his report my stomach was turned upside down. Is this possible if so can it block my surrounding organs?

Gastric Volvulus: Medical term is volvulus. If a total volvulus (unlikely) the esophagus which is connected to the stomach has difficulty emptying because of the twisting of the stomach. With twisting of the stomach, it too may have some difficulty in emptying when food reaches it because of the twist . Description also possibly para esophageal hiatal hernia. Either case may warrant surgery to fix. See your md. ...Read more

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I get ruq abdominal many docts don't know the cause. I see a pain mang doct nerve blockd not wrking next step is to burn the nerve how is it done? Help

I get ruq abdominal many docts don't know the cause. I see a pain mang doct nerve blockd not wrking next step is to burn the nerve how is it done? Help

See below.: If your pain management doctor is doing nerve blocks, he would only perform radiofrequency ablation if the blocks were working and he/she thought it wise to do something with longer-lasting results. Certainly he/she would be able to provide patient education materials that would help you understand the procedure. ...Read more

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