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Doctor insights on: Stomach Problems Related To Season Change

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My dentist ground my first two front teeth and my whole bitefeel changed. Could only my back teeth touching lead to tmj? Does this affect digestion and lead to stomach problems?

My dentist ground my first two front teeth and my whole bitefeel changed. Could only my back teeth touching lead to tmj? Does this affect digestion and lead to stomach problems?

Tmj: There are people who can get along with only their back teeth touching and have no problems. The "normal" bite would have anterior contacts also with the cuspids (canine teeth) guiding your bite. If that's how things felt before, you should talk to your dentist about adjusting it back. That alone would not typically affect digestion. Your back teeth still grind the food up fine. ...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 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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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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Could stress cause stomach problems?

Could stress cause stomach problems?

Yes: Significant stress levels can contribute to gastrointestinal issues (think ibs, loose stools, pud). Work to manage your stress. ...Read more

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Can stomach problems come from stress?

Can stomach problems come from stress?

Anxiety: Possible, since increased stomach acid and upset are one of several physiological manifestations of anxiety, related to increased adrenaline levels. ...Read more

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I am now having stomach problems for no reason, help?

I am now having stomach problems for no reason, help?

Please provide: Us with more details. There currently isn't enough information provided for us to give helpful feedback. Can clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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What causes continuous stomach problems when dining out?

What causes continuous stomach problems when dining out?

Lots of things: Do a diet diary, with symptoms for several days. Include all beverages (including water, one, soda, etc), gum, etc. Bring it with you when you see your doc. History and physical may help to figure it out. Additional testing possible. ...Read more

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Do you think I should drink ginger ale for stomach problems?

Ginger: You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale to help reduce nausea & other GI sxs. Or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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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

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Can constant anxiety and feeling nervous all the time cause stomach problems?

Can constant anxiety and feeling nervous all the time cause stomach problems?

Yes: Some of the attributes of anxiety include physical complaints, which can include some nausea, bloating, a butterfly feeling, loose stool, etc. A primary doctor can help you figure out how to handle this stress and whether these other complaints are part of the anxiety. ...Read more

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What kinds of stomach problems are there breath tests for? How reliable are the tests?

What kinds of stomach problems are there breath tests for? How reliable are the tests?

See below: The test that I think of for breath testing is for helicobacter pylori, which is a bacterial infection of the stomach that can cause gastritis or stomach ulcers. This test is accurate and currently seems to be preferred over blood testing for h. Pylori. There have been some breath testing for intestinal bacterial overgrowth problems, but I do not know if it is performed much anymore. ...Read more

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When I was chewing dip I accidentally swallowed some can this cause stomach problems. Thank you.

When I was chewing dip I accidentally swallowed some can this cause stomach problems. Thank you.

Chewing tobacco: Chewing tobacco increases the risk of cancer of the lip, mouth, and throat. Swallowing it just once won't cause stomach problems but remember that it is a known carcinogen and over time the exposure can kill you. Be safe. ...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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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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Stomach problems for a year and I know I put it off for too long now I'm scared that i'll get bad news and I can't afford to go. How can I get help?

Stomach problems for a year and I know I put it off for too long now I'm scared that i'll get bad news and I can't afford to go. How can I get help?

Go see your doctor..: You don't need to see a doctor for every little thing but if something's been troubling you for over a year, it's probably time for an evaluation. Don't forget that the sooner we discover something, the sooner we can offer you help. If you can't afford to see a doctor b/c no insurance, check out http://alvinblin. Blogspot. Com/p/low-cost-medicaldentalpharmacy-options. Html for options. ...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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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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Can whisky drinking cause stomach problems?

Really? #%: Alcohol is very irritating to the stomach as anyone who have vomited from drinking too much. I know we are prudes across the pond but you Europeans have a misguided notion of what is acceptable drinking. ...Read more

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How can the doctor know if I have stomach problems?

You will need: To tell the physician about your stomach or abdominal symptoms. No matter how good the doctor, s/he is not a mind reader. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do I have stomach problems and fatigue all the time?

Why do I have stomach problems and fatigue all the time?

Eval: Hello. No helpful diagnostic info. Can be provided with this limited information. Since it is a chronic problem, medical evaluation would be prudent. ...Read more

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I have stomach problems after eating, what to do for relief?

I have stomach problems after eating, what to do for relief?

Need a full history: & eval. Lactose Intolerance, Peptic Ulcer, Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, heartburn, gallstones, binge eating, eating too rapidly, ^ gas, food poisoning & constipation are possible causes of abdominal pain after eating. ...Read more

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I have stomach problems and pain and dark stool, what to do?

I have stomach problems and pain and dark stool, what to do?

If stool is: Black, tarry & malodorous - then the pain could be associated with GI bleeding. In that case would seek urgent medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more