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I have low potassium and leading up to getting my blood checked I had upper stomach pain and near fainting experience, would low potassium cause this.

I have low potassium and leading up to getting my blood checked I had upper stomach pain and near fainting experience, would low potassium cause this.

Not likely.: Low potassium in and of itself is unlikely to cause this symptom. If potassium is on the low side regularly might want to discuss possibility of hyperaldosteronism or too much hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) with your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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I suspect potassium supp. Is causing stomach pain. Take with LOTS of water. Are there milder supplements available? No issues before potassium.

I suspect potassium supp. Is causing stomach pain. Take with LOTS of water. Are there milder supplements available? No issues before potassium.

Try with food: I suspect that you are on potassium supplementation because you may be on a diuretic to control high blood pressure. You can try taking the med with meals. Also, talk to your doctor to see if smaller doses of potassium more frequently during the day (with food) may help. Another option is smaller dose of med with high potassium foods (citrus or bananas). Talk to your doctor about options ...Read more

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Is Acesulfame potassium safe to consume? It's in one of my drinks. Thanks.

It is an artificial: Sweetener. I don''t believe in artificial sweeteners, and I don't think they are healthy. I would not drink it, personally. ...Read more

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Can acesulfame potassium cause diarrheal?

Can acesulfame potassium cause diarrheal?

Sweeter than sugar: Scientists found that acek increased glucose uptake by 20-30 % compared to regular sugar. Although it has been approved by the fda, its safety is still questioned by the center for science in the public interest.
Acek's side effects are headaches, liver complications, mental confusion, precancerous, visual impairment, and kidney problems. I would be cautious about using acek sweeteners. ...Read more

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Are the sugars acesulfame-potassium and sucralose safe to consume in general or as well with medication? Thanks

Are the sugars acesulfame-potassium and sucralose safe to consume in general or as well with medication? Thanks

One recent study: Showed that artificial sweeteners (in soda), when used daily, were linked to a 3 fold ^ in dementia & stroke. ...Read more

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Is acesulfame potassium safe?

Acesulfame potassium: Yes it is safe! Please go to Wikipedia and learn how safe it is. Relax! ...Read more

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Is Acesulfame Potassium safe?

Most likely: An artificial sweetener more common in europe than in the US. Despite some un sanctioned claims that it is a carcinogen, the FDA and similar british agency Deem it safe, and discounts carcinogicity. It is probably best to avoid if you are attempting to loose weight as it has the potential to raise insulin levels, stimulating you to crave more food, similar to how diet sodas prevent weight loss. ...Read more

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Hello. I am taking protein supplement daily. I am worried about the acesulfame potassium in it. Please advise me..

Hello. I am taking protein supplement daily. I am worried about the acesulfame potassium in it. Please advise me..

Stop taking it then!: If you're worried about any given ingredient, then stop taking supplement since by definition, supplements aren't necessary. And consider eating real food eg beans, eggs, chicken, fish, etc as your source of protein rather than depending upon supplement w/various ingredients. If convenience is an issue, find some other protein supplement that doesn't have specific ingredient of concern. ...Read more

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For the past few days I've been vomiting, having extra bowel movements, weak, fatigue, stomach discomfort, and loss of appetite. Is there anyway this could be from my potassium being low?

For the past few days I've been vomiting, having extra bowel movements, weak, fatigue, stomach discomfort, and loss of appetite. Is there anyway this could be from my potassium being low?

Depending on how: Low your potassium was, you can experience some of those symptoms. However it is unlikely given the host of symptoms likely to be more common with gastroenteritis (infection of the digestive tract usually by a virus or bacterial organism) which is contagious, or simple colitis (infection of the colon). Other things including stomach ulcer or bleeding can cause similar things. Go get checked out ...Read more

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When I get insect bites, I get a rash reaction that spreads. Been on Prednisone, but it upsets my stomach and gives me lots of stomach pain whatelse?

When I get insect bites, I get a rash reaction that spreads. Been on Prednisone, but it upsets my stomach and gives me lots of stomach pain whatelse?

Proton pump inhibito: Acid suppressing drugs may reduce the side effects from prednisone. However it is unusual to get a spreading rash hours after an insect bite (other than spider & perhaps Lyme Disease) unless you have become allergic to the venom. Consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more

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2yr old with 102.5 fever stomach pain no other symptoms. Had an allergic reaction with hives 1 1/2 weeks ago for excessive mosquito bites.

2yr old with 102.5 fever stomach pain no other symptoms. Had an allergic reaction with hives 1 1/2 weeks ago for excessive mosquito bites.

Fever: Your child may have a viral illness and in fact may be incubating roseola which is a benign virus affecting children under two years, whereby the fever lasts for three days, the fever breaks and the child breaks out in a rash. I doubt that the fever is connected to the mosquito bite. ...Read more

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If I have abdominal pain due to stomach ulcer. Can I take sucralfate to protect ulcer and dicyclomine for stomach pain Will it cause any reaction?

If I have abdominal pain due to stomach ulcer. Can I take sucralfate to protect ulcer and dicyclomine for stomach pain Will it cause any reaction?

Interaction: There should be no harmful interaction between those two medications. Don't take the dicyclomine soon after the sucralafate which may interfere with the absorption of the dicyclomine. ...Read more

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Icsi treat. Monday was retrieval. Since thn having stomach pain. Dr advised crocintab. Now having temp 102º.Tom is embryo transfer. Will it effect result.

Icsi treat. Monday was retrieval. Since thn having stomach pain. Dr advised crocintab. Now having temp 102º.Tom is embryo transfer. Will it effect result.

102: Is a significant temperature elevation, and is abnormal. This could definitely be worrisome following your retrieval, if the temp has not yet come down and you don't feel completely well, call your ivf doctor asap - the embryo transfer can often be delayed if it needs to be. Do not wait! ...Read more

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Have stomach pain, been feeling extra tired after I eat. Is the extra tiredness a result of my body working harder to digest my food and cope w pain?

Have stomach pain, been feeling extra tired after I eat. Is the extra tiredness a result of my body working harder to digest my food and cope w pain?

Infection?: Stomach pain and fatigue could indicate a viral infection, like a viral gastroenteritis. These symptoms can also be associated with nausea, vomiting, dehydration and diarrhea. Usually these symptoms only last a few days if related to an infection. However, if these symptoms are lasting longer, please see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have 4 year old daughter who's been constantly experiencing stomach pain, vomiting as a result and extremely high temperature with headache.... we been to ER, local GP but could not find anything and the medication didn't work... what Dr can I see?

I have 4 year old daughter who's been constantly experiencing stomach pain, vomiting as a result and extremely high temperature with headache.... we been to ER, local GP but could not find anything and the medication didn't work... what Dr can I see?

Fever has many cause: Coupled with vomiting, tummy aches and headaches - she would probably need some blood tests to check if she has a viral or bacterial infection, abdominal ultrasound to exclude abdominal causes, may even need a lumbar puncture. It would be best to see an experienced Paediatrician, even consider an admission and run all the tests in hospital while trying to treat the cause ...Read more

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10 days since one missed period, stomach pain while walking, sitting or doing a work, slight drops of brownish discharge... Negative test result.?

10 days since one missed period, stomach pain while walking, sitting or doing a work, slight drops of brownish discharge... Negative test result.?

Not pregnant: If you did the test correctly and were 10 days past the due date for your period, you are not likely to be pregnant. Consult this site for signs of pregnancy and if you have these symptoms you may wish to repeat the test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully.
http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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Stomach pain n stiffness can cause pregnency?

Stomach pain n stiffness can cause pregnency?

No: Stomach pain does not cause pregnancy. Do you not know about the birds and the bees? Stomach pain is also not really a symptoms of pregnancy either. ...Read more

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Gi bleeding confirmed but discharged w/out testing besides blood. Red count up pressing stomach pain, sharp. Bloat after eating. Bloody mucus n stool

Gi bleeding confirmed but discharged w/out testing besides blood. Red count up pressing stomach pain, sharp. Bloat after eating. Bloody mucus n stool

Need more informatio: I will advice that you follow up with your doctor or a gastroenterologist.
We don't know if you had upper GI bleeding or lower GI bleeding, and if it is true bleeding in UGI and had black tarry stools or had upper GI bleeding causing vomiting blood.You may need endoscopy and/or colonoscopy or both and may be more tests to find out the cause and location of your GI bleeding. ...Read more

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I have stomach pain. I have a lot of burping and gas pain and a lot of gass and loose stool and I want to know what s wrong with me. I have a lot of stomach and digestive problames. Please help me!

Stomach: Stomach pain is always concerning. You need to have a medical evaluation. Things to tell your doctor: what brings on your pain, such as eating/not eating; have your bowel movements been normal; things you have tried at home such as medications for indigestion or diarrhea; and any other symptoms you have. If you have increased pain, vomiting, or fever, then you must be seen immediately as an emergency. ...Read more

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Chest & stomach pain tenderness under right rib, pain in right back at bottom of rib, platelets 438, AST 127, ALT 33 normal u/s.No gallbladder/spleen?

Chest & stomach pain tenderness under right rib, pain in right back at bottom of rib, platelets 438, AST 127, ALT 33 normal u/s.No gallbladder/spleen?

Not sure: That I fully understand the question. Is it normal ultrasound? What do you mean "no gallbladder/spleen"? Blood tests seem normal. Need full medical history & physical exam. Many things cause pains that are not the gallbladder. Pancreatitis, gastritis, stomach ulcer, constipation, muscles, back injury with radiating nerve pain, etc. Ask your doctor for a referral to a specialist if needed. ...Read more

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Stomach pain when waking up?

Possible ulcer: You may have a stomach ulcer, especially if pain improves after eating. ...Read more

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Does icing stomach pain help?

Does icing stomach pain help?

No: Our brain can't tell the difference in pain signals from heart, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver, pancreas, bile ducts, liver, or gallbladder. So illnesses of any of those organs causes upper abdominal pain; gallbladder is most common. Lower abdominal pain can be from small intestine or colon. See dr. ; get proper diagnosis; good luck! ...Read more

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Stomach pain for past one month?

Stomach pain for 1 m: May be reflux with or without H pylori a bacteria, can be gallbladder or pancreas. Avoid spicy foods, sodas, alcohol smoking, caffiene. Try ranitidine/ or prevecid. If lower abdomen can be constipation, diverticulitis, prostate in males, ovarian or uterine pathology in females. F/u /w/ doc for studies /evaluation ...Read more

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What can cause lower stomach pain?

Great? =many things: Lower abdominal pain could be from appendicitis, hernias, urinary tract infections, inflammation of the colon, bladder infections, tumors, etc. You should consult your physician for proper diagnosis. Abdominal pain can be caused by a large number of things and diagnosis is dependent on your history and specific symptoms. ...Read more

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Stomach pain at the left bottom side?

Colon: Pain in your left lower abdomen is usually from your colon. It can occur with constipation, infection, or inflammation. Kidney problems can also cause pain in that area. If it is severe pain please seek treatment from a physician in person. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What to do about random stomach pain?

What to do about random stomach pain?

Difficult to say: Random stomach pains demand a random answer. The pain that you describe is rather vague, Many times it is related to what people eat. Alcohol, spicy food, too much caffeine can all be related. Note also may have a disease process. If this has been ongoing for a while please see your doc. ...Read more

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What tablets can settle stomach pain?

See a physician: "stomach pain" can be pain anywhere in the abdomen. It's a symptom, not an illness. You can't treat a symptom without knowing the cause. Google "abdominal pain" to get a list of likely causes. Unless you have medical training, you'll find it's too hard to determine the correct diagnosis or treatment on your own. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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


Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

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