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Stomach Intestinal Pain
Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
May be GI related...: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. Get examined now please for clarity of diagnosis & treatment. ...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
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
Can a stomach ulcer cause bowel problems? Constipation/loose stool/cramping/gurgling/bloating/pain in lower left abdomen?
No: All GI complaints mentioned are totally unrelated to a stomach ulcer. The latter produces upper midline abdominal pain relieved by food or antiacids and if perforating posteriorly into lesser sac, the space behind the stomach, back pain develops. Constipation or loose stool related to diet or inflammation of bowel and if in sigmoid colon with diverticular disease. lt. lower abodiminal pain noted ...Read more
Upper abdominal pain and discomfort w/ some chest area discomfort, burping, jaw/ear pain, nausea, diarrhea, grumbling stomach. What could symptoms be?
I am experiencing diarrhea, passing gas, stomach upset, bloating or abdominal fullness, lower abdominal pain, gastrointestinal disturbances and fr...
Upper stomach pain & bloating. Lower stomach gurgling. Very painful. Hard to take deep breath. Gallbladder?
Could be: Not E-nuff information to guide you. If pain is severe enough to make taking a deep breath hard or impossible, go seek help at the Emergency location closest to you. If pain is not that bad, seek an appointment with your PCP as soon as you can. A few blood tests and a ultrasound exam of the abdomen will get things sorted out quickly. ...Read more
Explosive diarrhea with undigested food. Gas. Left lower abdominal pain gurgling in stomach and feels like rectum. 1 week?
Explosive diarrea: hello ~ text book description of GIARDIASIS, intestinal infection by Giardia Lamblia. Go to GP and get request to go for stool Microscopy and culture. The G lamblia has a very characteristic appearance under microscope and is easily diagnosed and do Giardia EIA test to confirm diagnosis. Rx is FLAGYL 250mg tid x 5 days ...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
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
Diverticulosis, no.: Diverticulosis should not cause any symptoms you'd notice day to day. Diverticulitis, an infection of the diverticuli, could cause bad stomach cramps along with fever and diarrhea. If your symptoms are in between these two extremes, then maybe something else is causing them. ...Read more
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
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