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Iam having stomach problems, pain and discomfort in my abdomen?

Iam having stomach problems, pain and discomfort in my abdomen?

Get help for pain: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort, and not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. Bleeding or tenderness suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. There is no substitute for a good medical evaluation--please seek yours. ...Read more

Dr. Dan Lister
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Removal Of Appendix (Definition)

An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. A perforated appendix can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life-threatening. An appendectomy is done under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and do not feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon makes a small cut in the lower right side of your belly area ...Read more


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How can I get rid of my stomach problems?

How can I get rid of my stomach problems?

Please tell us more: About your GI issues. Right now the info is to vague for us to provide a response. Can clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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What does the ultrasound tell about my stomach problems?

What does the ultrasound tell about my stomach problems?

Read more here: Please see these articles (and its related articles) for a good summary, pictures, and videos on how and why ultrasounds are performed:

http://www.Conciergeradiologist. Com/how-ultrasound-works. Html. ...Read more

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What can the ultrasound tell me about my stomach problems?

What can the ultrasound tell me about my stomach problems?

Structure: The ultrasound will be able to determine if there are any structural abnormalities in your stomach. ...Read more

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How can I know if my stomach problems are caused by gluten intolerance?

How can I know if my stomach problems are caused by gluten intolerance?

Start with testing: Simple blood tests can confirm or exclude gluten sensitivity. If the findings are negative, you can stop there and explore other possibilities. If positive, there is much variability in the problem and further tests may be needed to help management. Since other important disorders can be found in gluten sensitive patients, self diagnosis by avoiding gluten should not be considered safe. ...Read more

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Doctors said my stomach was inflamed (gastritis). Could this affect future stomach problems?

Doctors said my stomach was inflamed (gastritis). Could this affect future stomach problems?

Medicines will help: Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach. It can be treated with several medicines, so that by itself isn't so bad. Left untreated you could develop other problems, so it would make sense to get appropriate treatment now. ...Read more

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Can my stomach problems be caused by sucking a lot of sugarfree polo mints. Ingredient sorbitol?

Can my stomach problems be caused by sucking a lot of sugarfree polo mints. Ingredient sorbitol?

SORBITOL SIDE EFFECT: Yes it may be, sorbitol is notorious for causing frequent bowel moments and IBS like symptoms. If symptoms resolve after stopping that is a good thing. You should still followup with your doctor and get baseline colonoscopy. If you have symptoms above your navel an endoscopy may be warranted, especially if symptoms persist off sorbitol. ...Read more

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Hi would you be able to help me out? I have stomach problems with belching and slight pains in my lower back.

Hi would you be able to help me out? I have stomach problems with belching and slight pains in my lower back.

Intestine or Gall Bl: This could be an intestinal or gallbladder. You need to see your physician and get this clarified ...Read more

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Two nights ago I had a lot of food to eat. I've had stomach problems for a while and I am an emetophobe. The doctors told me it was my anxiety. But I?

Two nights ago I had a lot of food to eat. I've had stomach problems for a while and I am an emetophobe. The doctors told me it was my anxiety. But I?

Management: Being an emetophobe = anxiety around types of eating. So, in a sense, they are right. It's odd that you know this about yourself and yet you ate a lot. That may be a thing to avoid. Moderation is always good and for you, really good! I hope you've had a good GI eval and ruled out physical problems. If not, do. Consider CBT esp w/ an eating disorder expert to manage eating anxiety issues. Best! ...Read more

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I have had stomach problems my whole life. This last November I had my gallbladder taken out as it wasn't working at all and that was thought to be the reason of my pain all these years. From January to late June I was pain free, but not anymore.

I have had stomach problems my whole life. This last November I had my gallbladder taken out as it wasn't working at all and that was thought to be the reason of my pain all these years. From January to late June I was pain free, but not anymore.

Lifelong: With lifelong digestive problems, I always suspect intolerance of substances like gluten or lactose. Irritable bowel syndrome is also a possibility. I assume that you have been evaluated by a gastroenterologist for true gluten sensitivity, but despite negative testing some patients like you improve on a gluten free diet. Other things to try is avoiding lactose or following a FODMOP avoidance diet ...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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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 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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How to treat my stomach problems?

How to treat my stomach problems?

Please clarify: Tell us what your symptoms are and we will try to provide helpful info. ...Read more

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I have been having stomach problems lately. I feel bloated and my stomach feel right and sometimes it feels like a knot. What can this be?

I have been having stomach problems lately. I feel bloated and my stomach feel right and sometimes it feels like a knot. What can this be?

Get a check up: It may be just indigesion or hyperacidity. But if it is a new symptom then you need to get an examnination either by your internist or a gastroenterologist. A simple blood test may be in order or the doctor may require an endosciopy to make sure there is no disease affecting your stomach. ...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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I am eating 10 pellets of "wriggleys extra mint" chewing gum every day. Could that be causing my stomach problems?

I am eating 10 pellets of "wriggleys extra mint" chewing gum every day. Could that be causing my stomach problems?

I don't know what a: Pellet is. If you are chewing it — that isn't likely to cause your GI problem unless you are sensitive to one of the ingredients. There are very rare cases of bezores due to ingesting mass quantities of gum. ...Read more

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My girlfriend (20y) got stomach problems amd quick after that diaree, after eating fat or spicey food. What could be the problem?

My girlfriend (20y) got stomach problems amd quick after that diaree, after eating fat or spicey food. What could be the problem?

Possible gallbladder: She could have gall stones. She should see her doctor for examination. An ultrasound of the gallbladder is usually diagnostic. ...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


Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Appendectomy (Definition)

An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. It can either be done through an open incision ...Read more