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What are some rare stomach diseases in younger adults?

What are some rare stomach diseases in younger adults?

Stomach diseases: There are textbooks which are several thousand pages long describing stomach diseases. You must be more specific about what kind of symptoms you are wondering about for us to answer this question in a meaningful way. Good luck. ...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


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I wanted to know the treatment for a stomach disease colitis (in a male of age 48)?

I wanted to know the treatment for a stomach disease colitis (in a male of age 48)?

??: colitis means inflammation of the colon. Stomach colitis does not exist. Stomach inflammation is called gastritis. An acid suppressant (antiacid) can help with this. ...Read more

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What does Crohn's disease stomach pains feel like?

What does Crohn's disease stomach pains feel like?

No stomach pain!: Crohn's affects the small and large intestines, or both! small bowel pain is cramping periumbical. Large colon pain is usually the right or left lower quadrants of the abdomen. If crohn's fistualizes, pain can be felt i many places. ...Read more

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Does constipation cause bad breath ? Or is it cause of stomach infections or disease ?

No, No, and NO!: Please don't be fooled by colon cleanser claims! constipation is defined by doctors as bowel infrequency--less than one stool every 3-4 days. In most cases of non-obstructed constipation, neither bad breath, stomach infections, nor disease in general will result. Be concerned in rare cases of bowel blockage of any cause, marked dysmotility (colonic inertia, pelvic floor dysfunction), etc. ...Read more

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I had endoscopy. I have gastritis and mild duodenal villi blunting. Some bile was found in stomach. No celiac disease. what could cause this?

Many things: Gastritis is inflammaton of your stomach lining and can be caused by chemicals such as bile reflux or medications such as aspirin, nonsteroidal antiinflammatories and some antibiotics like doxcycline. It is also associated with some bacterial infections like helicobacter. Villous blunting can cause malabsorption and can be caused by bacteria li as well as immune causes ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my biliary tract disease stomach ache until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my biliary tract disease stomach ache until I can see a doctor?

Perhaps: If there is no evidence of infection (no fever, chills, sweats and you're improving), you can try a clear liquid diet and then slowly advance to a low fat solid diet. Simple analgesics like Aleve (naproxen) or advil can help. But biliary tract infection can be lethal. You're playing with fire if you're not under close supervision. If recurrent or complicated, surgery is indicated - safer early than late. ...Read more

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For 4 days I’ve had a headache, then accompanied by heart palpitations. Seen at the ER, and they said bloodwork normal, heart palpitations normal(been diagnosed in past). Now a red rash shaped in a ring appeared on my stomach tonight. Lyme disease??

For 4 days I’ve had a headache, then accompanied by heart palpitations. Seen at the ER, and they said bloodwork normal, heart palpitations normal(been diagnosed in past). Now a red rash shaped in a ring appeared on my stomach tonight. Lyme disease??

Red rash ring: Please return to your doctor and show him/her the rash. Blood testing for Lyme is not always accurate but if clinically indicated, the doc MAY start you on an antibiotic. Lyme produces all sorts of symptoms. Whatever is going on, find the diagnosis and treatment.
Second opinions can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to cope with the disease of stomach acid ?

Don't cope: You don't have to cope with it. You should see a doctor and get treated for it. Stomach acid not only irritates the esophagus, it can cause severe damage if it's not treated. Schedule an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I ate sauerkraut (cabbage) and felt terrible pain in upper right stomach. I have coeliac disease. What can I eat?

I ate sauerkraut (cabbage) and felt terrible pain in upper right stomach. I have coeliac disease. What can I eat?

Lots of things!: http://celiac.org/live-gluten-free/glutenfreediet/food-options/ The Celiac Disease Foundation has guidelines on what you can eat with Celiac Disease. Just cut and paste the link above into your browser. Normally cabbage is ok in celiac disease, but some people get gas pains from cruciferous vegetables, especially if you eat a lot of something you aren't used to. Try a small amount. ...Read more

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Can Crohn's disease cause stomach ulcers?

Can Crohn's disease cause stomach ulcers?

Yes: Crohns disease can affect any portion of the GI tract from the mouth to the rectum. ...Read more

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Can I claim disability benefit for my stomach having irritable bowel disease?

Can I claim disability benefit for my stomach having irritable bowel disease?

Disability: You can claim anything. How is it that your ibs is impairing you such that you cannot work? Very unusual that this would be considered a disability. ...Read more

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Sharp pain above belly button followed by very loud stomach growling- have crohn disease but is not in that area?

Sharp pain above belly button followed by very loud stomach growling- have crohn disease but is not in that area?

Crohn's: Best is to be examined by your gastroenterologist, get an x-ray at minimum, small bowel series or ct enterography more likely, to make sure there is no partial obstruction. If gas pain try probiotics and simethicone. Read more at www.Browardgi.Com. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder disease cause stomach cramping after eating?

Can gallbladder disease cause stomach cramping after eating?

Yes: The gallbladder becomes active after a meal when it is triggered to release bile into the intestine to help absorb fats. When not functioning correctly as when there is a stone obstructing the release of bile into the intestine, severe pain, usually in the right upper abdomen can occur. ...Read more

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Will gallbladder disease cause stomach cramping or spasms after eating?

Will gallbladder disease cause stomach cramping or spasms after eating?

Yes: Abdomen pain after eating, particularly a fatty meal, can be a symptom of gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a break from amoxicillin for Lyme disease? The stomach pain is really bothering me.

Is it okay to take a break from amoxicillin for Lyme disease? The stomach pain is really bothering me.

Consult prescriber: If not already tried then try taking Amoxicillin with food to reduce stomach irritation. If no relief your doctor can review your condition, medication & adverse effects & determine if an alternative is appropriate. You should not have to suffer with stomach pain. Another med may be just as good without adverse effect. ...Read more

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How do the signs for gallbladder disease and stomach ache differ?

How do the signs for gallbladder disease and stomach ache differ?

Abdominal pain: Gallstones are one of many causes of abdominal pain. Gallstones can cause upper abdominal discomfort with bloating and pressure feelings, nausea and sometimes vomiting, usually gets worse after eating fatty foods. Need to have a medical evaluation with a doctor to tell why a person has abdominal pain, as there are many other possible causes. ...Read more