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Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Overview)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort anywhere in the abdomen.


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Can kegal exerciss cause stomach discomfort?

Can kegal exerciss cause stomach discomfort?

Not really: Sometimes women contract their abdomen instead of their pelvic muscles so this could be an issue if you are not performing the kegel exercise correctly. ...Read more

Dr. William Harris
647 Doctors shared insights

Stomach Discomfort (Overview)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort anywhere in the abdomen.


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X ray says less than 1cm actelectasis or early infiltrare, what does means n what could it be? Sym: bloating, stomach discomfort, flatulence 24yrs old

X ray says less than 1cm actelectasis or early infiltrare, what does means n what could it be? Sym: bloating, stomach discomfort, flatulence 24yrs old

Breathe deeply: Actelectasis basically means that your lung tissue was not maximally inflated when they shot the x-ray. An infiltrate is a descriptive term that can be used to describe a pneumonia. The symptoms you describe do not sound like they are related. ...Read more

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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

See a doctor if you are vomiting/defecating uncontrollably
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Hydrate yourself to keep up with fluid loss; water is best
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Practice good hand washing to help prevent the spread of stomach viruses
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I have Hep "C" & cirrhosis. Now have chronic stomach pain. How can I treat stomach pain, throat & vocal cord discomfort. ENT has prescribed me. Famotidine?

I have Hep "C" & cirrhosis. Now have chronic stomach pain. How can I treat stomach pain, throat & vocal cord discomfort. ENT has prescribed me. Famotidine?

You need: To see a gastroenterologist. Liver cirrhosis may lead varices and portal hypertension and liver congestion may lead to stomach pain. Treatment may include medications to reduce portal hypertension and treatment of hepatitis C ...Read more

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When I get hungry, it feels like I need to satisfy it a lot more than before and I have upper middle stomach discomfort. What could be the cause?

When I get hungry, it feels like I need to satisfy it a lot more than before and I have upper middle stomach discomfort. What could be the cause?

? From too much acid: When you consider that much of the food you eat buffers acid in your stomach, anticipate that symptoms improved by meals may be due to peptic disease. In fact, patients with increased stomach acid may gain weight when they satisfy their "hunger" repeatedly. Alternatively, you may now have an excessively fast GI transit, have a faster metabolism from disorders, vigorous exercise, stress reaction. ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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Is Prilosec an effective treatment for stomach discomfort or heartburn?

Is Prilosec an effective treatment for stomach discomfort or heartburn?

A good medicine: Prilosec=original purple pill. It belongs to the proton-pump inhibitor class, such as nexium, prevacid, protonix, aciphex, (rabeprazole) dexilant--there are minor differences but efficacy is about same. The best one of these is the one that works for you without significant side effect and affordable to you. If it is not working, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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On micronor (norethindrone).Naussea and upset stomach with 2 loose bowels 1 hr prior topill. Then continued to have stomach discomfort & naussea but no vomiting or bowels after pill for rest of night. Was pill absorbed?

On micronor (norethindrone).Naussea and upset stomach with 2 loose bowels 1 hr prior topill. Then continued to have stomach discomfort & naussea but no vomiting or bowels after pill for rest of night. Was pill absorbed?

Yes, but...: It is likely absorbed, but if you continue to have side effects, you are unlikely to continue to take it. See your physician, and they can try an alternate agent. ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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Severe stomach pain attacks. How can I prevent this?

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Severe stomach pain attacks. How can I prevent this?

Stomach?: Have your family doctor do exam to determine origin of pain & provide proper tx. ...Read more

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I've had stomach discomfort right underneath my breastbone for the past 3 weeks I got a catscan nothing found and wanna avoid an endoscopy any option?

I've had stomach discomfort right underneath my breastbone for the past 3 weeks I got a catscan nothing found and wanna avoid an endoscopy any option?

Lab test: Get a lab for hpylori antibody. You can try emperic Protonix (pantoprazole) or other therapy to see if it helps. An upper GI with barium may help find your problem.Endoscopy would be be best aproach. Don't let fear get in the way of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Stomach discomfort in upper stomach just under breast very bad cramping too when eating it gets worst bowels movement ok no extra wind either?

Stomach discomfort in upper stomach just under breast very bad cramping too when eating it gets worst bowels movement ok no extra wind either?

Slow emptying: You might be experiencing gastroparesis, which is slow emptying of food by the stomach after meals (see: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001342/). You might try smaller meals and eating slower. ...Read more

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Stomach discomfort and chills, gilberts syndrome?

Stomach discomfort and chills, gilberts syndrome?

Hyperbilirubinemia: Gilbert–Meulengracht syndrome, is a genetic liver disorder; the most common hereditary cause of increased bilirubin and found in up to 5% of the population. The major characteristic is jaundice, caused by elevated levels of unconjugated bilirubin in the bloodstream. There may be an elevated incidence of gallstones, but no other symptoms. Your stomach discomfort and chills are due to something else ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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Gentle stomach discomfort. Happened almost everyday?

Gentle stomach discomfort. Happened almost everyday?

If recurrent: abdominal pain has been chronic - you may benefit from medical assessment at this point. ...Read more

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Upper stomach discomfort when standing, what could cause it?

Upper stomach discomfort when standing, what could cause it?

Gas: Gas can get trapped in the upper right and left parts of the colon (aka hepatic flexure and splenic flexure). Gently massaging your stomach in a clockwise fashion and/or taking probiotics regularly may help improve the pain. The GI tract needs acid to work; reducing stomach acid may promote the growth of more gas forming bacteria in the gut. Raw apple cider vinegar helps some people. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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How to counteract the effects of e-mycine 400 mg's? Mild stomach discomfort

Take w/food if ok: Some antibiotics irritate stomach more than others. Because antibiotics are not meant to be used for long period of time, we don't generally give you an anti-emetic (anti-nausea) medication. After all, you really don't want to start a domino effect & all medications do have side effects. Any way, best way to deal w/gi issues is to take w/food. Of course, some meds need to be taken on empty stomach. ...Read more

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Can kegal exerciss cause stomach discomfort?

Not really: Sometimes women contract their abdomen instead of their pelvic muscles so this could be an issue if you are not performing the kegel exercise correctly. ...Read more

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Can having a common cold make you have stomach discomfort?

Can having a common cold make you have stomach discomfort?

Not typically: Usual signs/symptoms of "common cold" are stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, low-grade fever, cough, sneezing, watery eyes, slight body ache, mild headache. If you are having stomach aches or pains, you should check with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I've had stomach discomfort for about 2-3 days now....it just feels funky....I haven't had deirra and I haven't vomited once either...

I've had stomach discomfort for about 2-3 days now....it just feels funky....I haven't had deirra and I haven't vomited once either...

Gastritis?: Keeping a diary of your symptoms can help find the cause. You may try over the counter zantac (ranitidine) or prilosec. If these do not help, see your doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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When I get hungry, it feels like I need to satisfy it a lot more than before and I have upper middle stomach discomfort. What could be the cause?

? From too much acid: When you consider that much of the food you eat buffers acid in your stomach, anticipate that symptoms improved by meals may be due to peptic disease. In fact, patients with increased stomach acid may gain weight when they satisfy their "hunger" repeatedly. Alternatively, you may now have an excessively fast GI transit, have a faster metabolism from disorders, vigorous exercise, stress reaction. ...Read more

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I've been having pain on the middle part of my back at the right side. I've been coughing too and having stomach discomfort and farts. What can it be?

I've been having pain on the middle part of my back at the right side. I've been coughing too and having stomach discomfort and farts. What can it be?

Indigestion: Sounds like indigestion also known as acid reflux or heartburn. See if changing your diet and eliminating tobacco, caffeine, onions, peppers, spicy foods helps. You should also take peppermint oil or an over-the-counter antacid temporarily. If you are having fever, coughing blood or thick sputum, vomiting, or a sudden change in your stools, it could be something more serious. ...Read more

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Can having braces cause stomach discomfort?

Can having braces cause stomach discomfort?

Possibly: If your orthodontic treatment has caused a significant change in your diet, the change in the type as well as amount of foods you are now eating could possibly contribute to stomach issues. ...Read more

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Will a varicocele cause stomach discomfort?

Will a varicocele cause stomach discomfort?

Varicocele: Discomfort from a varicocele is usually located in the groin / scrotal region. Www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay. ...Read more

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Stomach discomfort and chills, gilberts syndrome?

Hyperbilirubinemia: Gilbert–Meulengracht syndrome, is a genetic liver disorder; the most common hereditary cause of increased bilirubin and found in up to 5% of the population. The major characteristic is jaundice, caused by elevated levels of unconjugated bilirubin in the bloodstream. There may be an elevated incidence of gallstones, but no other symptoms. Your stomach discomfort and chills are due to something else ...Read more

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Any causes associated with upper stomach discomfort and itching? (body itching)

Any causes associated with upper stomach discomfort and itching? (body itching)

Jaundice: Abdominal discomfort associated with itching can be a sign of bile duct blockage in the liver. A simple lab test and/or ultrasound will help rule this out. Does the patient have yellow skin or yellowness in the whites of their eyes? ...Read more

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I been having stomach discomfort for about 3 days now, my stomach is bloated and in a lot of pain. What can I do to minimize the pain?

Go to doctor: It might be as simple as constipation that is causing your symptoms, but how do you know that is nothing serious? There are plenty of conditions that can cause abdominal pain and bloating that if left untreated can cause death or serious complications. Go get it checked. ...Read more

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I had bleeding with no pain during bm but uneasy stomach after that. I aslo experienced stomach discomfort right after taking any meals.

The bleeding: Was likely from a hemmorroids but there are other issues that could be involved. Was is bright red? The it came out near the end. The upset stomach could be related if it's dark because it could be coming from higher up. It would get seen on that, we don't mess around with rectal bleeding; try some zantac, (ranitidine) it may have been nerves after seeing the blood. ...Read more

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Abdominal/stomach discomfort ive had it for 5 days the whole area is feeling uncomfortable when I sit its more uncomfortable what could this be?

Abdominal/stomach discomfort ive had it for 5 days the whole area is feeling uncomfortable when I sit its more uncomfortable what could this be?

So many things...: Your complaint is very nonspecific and can be caused by so many things that it wouldn't be prudent to start guessing based on this one question. Take care of yourself and see your doctor --- the guessing game goes away when you see a physician who can get a full, accurate history and do an exam. Take care. ...Read more

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I have been having stomach discomfort for about a week and have no idea what it is. I changed my diet to turkey products and wonder if that is my issue?

I have been having stomach discomfort for about a week and have no idea what it is. I changed my diet to turkey products and wonder if that is my issue?

You have the answer: The easiest thing to do would be to stop eating turkey for few days. In case your symptoms persist talk to your doc, if they go away it is the meat and you can go further in trying to figure out what exactly is causing the symptoms by eating smaller portions, eat fresh home cooked/ different products by tracking preservatives, cooking type, spices, etc. ...Read more

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Is hyperthyroidism related to stomach discomfort?

Hyperthyroidism: Common symptoms of uncontrolled hyperthyroidism include nervousness, tremors, palpitations, diarrhea, increased sweating, high blood pressure, heat intolerance, fever, excessive hunger, bulging eyes with a characteristic stare, enlarged thyroid (goiter), fatigue and weight loss. But it can rarely be associated with gastroparesis (delayed gastric emptying), resulting in abdominal pain and nausea. ...Read more

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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more