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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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Does anal mucus mean a temporary stomach flu problem, or a worse disorder?

Does anal mucus mean a temporary stomach flu problem, or a worse disorder?

Steps to take: If you have mucus in your stools. Referral for colonoscopy /sigmoidoscopy if you have rectal bleeding, night time abdominal pain, weight loss, anemia.If you have mucus +diarrhea-stool cultures to rule out GI infection. Lactose intolerance shd be considered to modify diet, need also to rule out celiac, ibs (inflammatory bowel disease), usually with yellow mucus. Be sure to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

See a doctor if you are vomiting/defecating uncontrollably
Once
Hydrate yourself to keep up with fluid loss; water is best
Daily
Practice good hand washing to help prevent the spread of stomach viruses
Daily
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Is it dangerous to self treat stomach problems at home? I have been unable to eat for approx one week. Very little to nothing at all. Staying hydrated

Is it dangerous to self treat stomach problems at home? I have been unable to eat for approx one week. Very little to nothing at all. Staying hydrated

Have it checked out: A week is a bit long to self-treat. There may be something more serious than the usual 'stomach flu". Particularly if you have pain and a history of pancreatitis-it might be a good idea to have your doctor's evaluation. ...Read more

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Does a gastroenterology doctor only treat people with stomach problems?

Does a gastroenterology doctor only treat people with stomach problems?

No: Gastroenterologist specialize in diseases of the stomach, intestine, colon, pancreas and liver. All gastroenterologist have completed a residency in internal medicine as well and have knowledge in this area but generally don't practice internal medicine (though some may do a lot of general medicine). ...Read more

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Are my stomach problems significant?

Not sure: It is not clear as to what stomach problems you might have, but some stomach problems can be life-threatening, such as an ulcer or mallory-weiss tear. See your doctor to determine the seriousness of your particular stomach issue. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a natural cure for stomach problems and ulcers?

There is good treatm: Stomach ulcers are often caused by an infection with h. Pylori a bacteria which can be eradicated with a short course of antibiotics and antacids. A gastroenterologist is the best doctor to take care of this probelm. ...Read more

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Does levitra (vardenafil) 10mg orodispersible could be cut in half as the usual tablet and does it less effecting stomach problems?

Does levitra (vardenafil) 10mg orodispersible could be cut in half as the usual tablet and does it less effecting stomach problems?

Yes and no: Levitra (vardenafil) can be cut in 1/2 but you may wanna get the 20 mg and cut those. I do not think they cause stomachroblems but go to the website and see. I often prescribe a higher dose of medsand have people break them; it generally helps save tons of money; good luck and try some ranitidine, it may just be reflux. ...Read more

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Should a 48-year-old person w/no stomach problems take an aspirin before taking a 13-hour flight (to prevent blood clots)? If yes, what dose?

Should a 48-year-old person w/no stomach problems take an aspirin before taking a 13-hour flight (to prevent blood clots)? If yes, what dose?

Depends: What kind of stomach problems do you have? Are you taking medication for your condition? If you have ulcers or stomach bleeding I would not advise even 81 mg aspirin. Best advice is to talk with your family physician who will give you exercises you can do in your seat with your legs, get up and walk the aisle periodically and wear support stockings. ...Read more

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My boyfriend frequently gets stomach upsets and stomach problems & was told to check on his gallbladder;could this be the cause of his stomach issues?

My boyfriend frequently gets stomach upsets and stomach problems & was told to check on his gallbladder;could this be the cause of his stomach issues?

Medical eval needed: Many things can cause stomach issues, and I suppose gall bladder is only one. Referral to a gastroenterologist or internal medicine doctor would seem to be needed to beging a systematic approach to diagnosis rather than a shot in the dark. This is likely to help - best of luck! ...Read more

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With chrons diseace being inherherited how could you go 40 years wih no stomach problems why would syptoms not startearlier?

With chrons diseace being inherherited how could you go 40 years wih no stomach problems why would syptoms not startearlier?

Crohn's onset: Most people with Crohn's disease will experience symptoms between 15 and 30 years of age, but onset can occur at any age. Mice with mutations in a Crohn's disease gene require a virus to trigger symptoms, according to a new study. The finding may give insight into why some people with genetic risk variants for complex diseases remain unaffected.' -NIH 2010 ...Read more

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Why am I having stomach problems?

Why am I having stomach problems?

Don't know: These type of medical concerns require a face-to-face consult with a primary care physician. There could be many reasons your stomach is bothering you. The good news is that we can fix them if we know what the reason for your discomfort really is. ...Read more

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Are my stomach problems significant?

Not sure: It is not clear as to what stomach problems you might have, but some stomach problems can be life-threatening, such as an ulcer or mallory-weiss tear. See your doctor to determine the seriousness of your particular stomach issue. ...Read more

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What is causing my stomach problems?

What is causing my stomach problems?

Like what?: Stomach problems can be one of many things like: pain, nausea, indigestion or bloating. You need to be specific and provide some more details before we can help you. ...Read more

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I had stomach problems, how can I do?

I had stomach problems, how can I do?

Acid Reflux: General symptoms of acid reflux include:
-burning in the chest, known as heartburn
-burning in the throat or an acid taste in the throat
-stomach or chest pain
-trouble swallowing
-having raspy voice or a sore throat
-unexplained cough
the best treatment is to start and continue on acid reflux medications since these medications work by reducing acid in the stomach. ...Read more

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Is echenacea good for stomach problems?

Is echenacea good for stomach problems?

Unlikely: Echinacea is a "pop" remedy that has failed most of the controlled studies, though its popularity makes me think perhaps there's some real effect. If you're experiencing significant GI upset, you owe it to yourself to get diagnosed and treated scientifically. Reflux is a breeding ground for serious problems, including lung damage and cancer. ...Read more

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What to do if I always have stomach problems?

What to do if I always have stomach problems?

Med eval.: If you have chronic abdominal symptoms, medical evaluation would be prudent. Based on the assessment, a treatment can be developed. ...Read more

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Are you able to help with stomach problems?

Are you able to help with stomach problems?

Depends: You have to be more specific than "stomach problems". Where is the pain, when is the pain, what is the quality of the pain, any other symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, blood in the stool etc. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have bad stomach problems?

What should I do if I have bad stomach problems?

Abdominal complaints: For chronic abdominal symptoms - seek medical eval. For severe abdominal pain - seek urgent medical eval. Take care. ...Read more

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What foods should I cut out to reduce my stomach problems?

What foods should I cut out to reduce my stomach problems?

Depends: Indigestion for example is reduced by avoiding caffeine, acidic foods like citrus, tomato sauce, carbonated drinks and alcohol/tobacco. Sitting up for 2 hours after eating can help. Gallbladder disease is lessened sometimes by avoiding fatty foods. Eating more smaller meals than fewer big meals can help some disorders. The lactose intolerant avoid milk. Depends on your problem. ...Read more

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What kind of stomach problems could lead to this much pain?

What kind of stomach problems could lead to this much pain?

Re-ask.: I am sorry but there is not adequate information to provide you with a helpful response. Please clarify in more detail and re-ask. However, for severe abdominal pain seek emergency evaluation. ...Read more