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Stomach Gurgling Gastritis
Dietary changes: An alteration of intestinal motility or bacteria. Dietary factors, such as an increased intake of lactose, fructose, sorbitol, indigestible starches in fruits, vegetables, and legumes, and carbonated beverages. Products such as pork, upon digestion, may release trace concentrations of malodorous gases. Psychological factors. ...Read more
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
Possibilities: With the symptoms you've described, appendicitis is unlikely. More likely are a hiatal hernia or an ulcer. Avoid alcohol, spicy foods, and stay upgright (don't lay flat) 2 hours after eating. You can also try some over the counter antacids. If your symptoms persist you should see your doctor as an upper endoscopy might be informative. ...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
Heartburn, nausea, stomach rumbling loudly & painfully , bloating, emptyness, acidic noises from stomach, burning sensation in stomach, sleep trouble?
See doctor: Any gastrointestinal issues involving bloating, rumbling sounds, acidic taste, or issues related to the gut needs to be evaluated further by a PCP. S/he can do a physical abdominal examination and let you know what the probable cause could be. It might be inflammatory, infectious, dietary, or food allergy related in nature. This cannot be determined without further history. ...Read more
Could be ulcer: Epigastric pain which is the tip of your stomach could mean either ulcer or gastritis negative ct scan does not mean you do not have a problem stay on liquid or light diet take either Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine) from over the counter with some anti acid make sure your bowels moving ok no constipation if your symptoms does not improve your doctor should referred you for upper endoscopy. ...Read more
ABDOMINAL PAIN: Avoid carbonated and caffienated beverages.Try maalox or beano. See your doctor if symnptoms persist. ...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
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
NEXIUM (esomeprazole) =GOOD: I assume you had a 'scope' (an egd) to diagnose the 'ulcer'. An esophageal ulcer (gerd ulcer) and hiatal hernia can be painful conditions. Nexium (esomeprazole) is a powerful acid blocker (ppi) and an excellent choice to treat 'too much stomach acid.' lifestyle changes will also help: cut caffeine, alcohol and smoking. You need to be seen quickly if signs of bleeding: black stools/ vomiting 'coffee grounds'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomach bloating, gassy, constipation/diarrhea, random breathlessnes, chest/abdomen pain, breathless when eating or drinking. Doc says anxiety/reflux?
A good Dx idea.: It was wise to have a physical exam to check for organ damage. It's good there is nothing bad yet. Treating your anxiety (therapy w/ or w/o drugs) and the reflux is a good idea to prevent organ damage from the excess acid, etc. So, find a CBT therapist you like who can help and it should all be good. You'll learn skills for life! ...Read more
Can D.fragilis cause nausea, burping, acid reflux and loud bowel sounds, random vague pain, food intolerances and general stomach upset/discomfort?
YES...: But so can other factors. All these symptoms sound very bothersome and I believe quite treatable. Please feel free to schedule an appointment for a more in depth assessment and adequate therapy. Take care! ...Read more
Constant loud stomach noises, abdominal cramping, occasional severe diarrhea, anxiety, sleeplessness, excessive mucus, acid reflux, frequent gas?
I have abdominal cramp/pain my stomach is gurgling. I'm just in a lot of pain for about 6 days now could it be gastritis?
Sure, but...: ...Not all bad things that occur in the abdomen are due to GI pathology, but gastritis is certainly on your list of possibilities. Remember, the abdomen includes many organ systems (gi tract, liver/biliary/pancreas, renal/urologic, gynecologic, vascular, etc.)--any one of which can cause your symptoms. ...Read more
Stomach gurgles right after i eat like crazy doctors also saying im not absorbing food? We cannot find the connection, small bowel overgrowth? Nothing showing in scopes have pots, gastritis, weight loss
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Extreme anxiety/crying/stress for 2 weeks history of gastritis, now everything i eat/drink makes stomach gurgle and itgoes up my throat never had thi before can stress like this cause gastritis flare & gerd?
Absolutely: There are actually nerve endings around your upper gastric system that gets activated under stress. This can flare up you acidic juices. Some experimental treatment of depression involves giving mini currents to this nerve by placing a small stimulator under the skin. Treating anxiety and depression can alleviate those symptoms, bust just as you would treat fever in pneumonia, you must treat gstri. ...Read more
Medicines will help: Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach. It can be treated with several different medicines, so that by itself isn't so bad. Blood tests or other tests will further define what's going on. There could be something in your diet that is causing your problem, so that is worth evaluating also ...Read more
Not uncommon: Certain things might make gastritis more common in a 20 year old, including alcohol use / abuse and use or over use of anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, naproxyn, etc...) some times an infection is to blame. Other times genetics play a role. A doctor can help identify why gastritis is there and begin to treat it. ...Read more
Hi, im a young female &have gastritis,I've had it for a while ,i would like to know if abdominal workouts will affect me internally?
Could be many things: Depending on the severity, timing and location the pain could be due do food in sensitivities, problems with your gut, kidney problems, constipation or diarrhea to name a few. If the pain is severe, prolonged or just causing significant discomfort, get checked out by your primary care and they can help determine a plan of care. ...Read more
Neither: Gastritis is a condition in which the stomach is irritated or inflamed due to erosion of the lining. Various causes include stress, infection, use of anti-inflammatory medications, chronic vomiting, excess alcohol use, and bile reflux. Bile is the digestive substance made by the liver. Acid reflux is backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus. Often hard to distinguish because of overlap. ...Read more
Anti-gas pill +: Bloated stomach can result from increased gas formation in the upper GI tract. Suggest, eat meals slooooooowly, chew the food well before swallowing (digestion starts in the mouth), and drink enough water during the day. Daily exercise also helps maintain good bowel function. May also try Tums or simethocone for the gas. Ranitidine or Pepcid (famotidine) otc may help if there is mild inflammation (gastritis). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid what hurts: That is the easy answer. Other things to avoid are caffeine containing drinks and foods. Chocolate, spicy foods. and foods with acidic content may cause problems. Smoking and alcohol will definitely make it worse. If you must eat foods that have these qualities the consider smaller portions. No real things are "good" specially for gastritis though there may be things that feel better than not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Define gastritis: Gastritis is an inflammation of the mucosa of the stomach, of which there are MANY causes (please refer to prior HealthTap answers on the subject). The timing & duration of the condition may differentiate between acute gastritis & chronic gastritis. What you are describing is a histologic term based on the microscopic appearance of your biopsy taken from the lining at the end of your stomach. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on why you have gastritis in the first place, and whether or not you're continuing behaviors (including eating and drinking certain things) that aggravate it. Stress can worsen it. To get the best advice for your specific case, please work with your own primary care physician. They are well-trained to help you with a huge variety of problems, including this. Good luck to you. ...Read more
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