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Upper stomach pain & bloating. Lower stomach gurgling. Very painful. Hard to take deep breath. Gallbladder?

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

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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What could cause my distended stomach, stomach pain, strange bm's, mouth ulcers, chronic fatigue, nausea, pulsating belly and anus?

What could cause my distended stomach, stomach pain,  strange bm's, mouth ulcers, chronic fatigue, nausea, pulsating belly  and anus?

Manny possibilities: Infections, erosion, inflammation and ulcers of stomach and duodenum. Also inflammatory and infectious process if the small intestine. And gallbladder disease. I recommend a better history and physical by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Upper left stomach pain I have GERD ulcer and hernia. Taking nexium (esomeprazole)?

Upper left stomach pain I have GERD ulcer and hernia.  Taking nexium (esomeprazole)?

NEXIUM (esomeprazole) =GOOD: I assume you had a 'scope' (an egd) to diagnose the 'ulcer'. An esophageal ulcer (gerd ulcer) and hiatal hernia can be painful conditions. Nexium (esomeprazole) is a powerful acid blocker (ppi) and an excellent choice to treat 'too much stomach acid.' lifestyle changes will also help: cut caffeine, alcohol and smoking. You need to be seen quickly if signs of bleeding: black stools/ vomiting 'coffee grounds'. ...Read more

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Throbbing anus, gas, unset stomach, constant gurgling from stomach, nausea. What could it be?

Throbbing anus, gas, unset stomach, constant gurgling from stomach, nausea. What could it be?

Gastroenteritis: Inflammation of the stomach and bowel, that can cause the symptoms you are describing. Food poisoning is another probable cause. Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) if you're not allergic to aspirin, is a good first start, if you don't improve see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Prevacid (lansoprazole) Cause stomach Cramps, Stomach pain, and Bloated feeling?

Can Prevacid (lansoprazole) Cause stomach Cramps, Stomach pain, and Bloated feeling?

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

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Bad stomach pains and weird gurgling noises from stomach. Diagnosis?

Can't tell yet: Are there any good stomach pains? Where are they? Where do they go (if anywhere)? What other symptoms are involved? Is there any activity that is associated with their onset or that worsens them? Suggest seeking a pcp or ed doc's opinion. ...Read more

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What causes stomach pains and sour belches?

Many things: Many conditions can cause these symptoms, but the most common are indigestion and dietary indiscretion. Other conditions that can bring about these symptoms are reflux disease, gastric and duodenal ulcers, pancreatic disease, esophagitis, gall bladder disease, liver disease, parasitic infection, medication reaction, and the list goes on and on. If the symptoms are of a concern please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Severe nausea, dry mouth, stomach pain?

Get evaluated: These issue must be evaluated. There are several causes, some minor and some serious. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What can I take for heavy gas symtoms, blouted stomach, upset stomach pain? I have gas, pain in upper part of stomach from blouting, upset stomach

What can I take for heavy gas symtoms, blouted stomach, upset stomach pain? I have gas, pain in upper part of stomach from blouting, upset stomach

You : You can try gas-x or beano for your gas and bloating. As far as upset stomach is concerned, try an acid blocker like pepcid, (famotidine) or Prilosec otc is good or even pepto. Also i recommend you schedule a visit with your primary care doctor to make sure you are not dealing with an ulcer, gastritis, etc. You will need a complete evaluation/work up. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Do stomach ulcers cause a lot of gas?

Do stomach ulcers cause a lot of gas?

Pain yes,gas no: The gas you produce is a combination of swallowed air and gas arising from the action of gut germs on undigested food. Beans as an example have fucose,a sugar humans don't metabolize, but germs do. Eat a lot, and germ action makes you gassy. Ulcers are just holes in the upper layers of the tissue lining the inside of the gut. ...Read more

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What causes severe gnawing feeling in the stomach and chest after eating. Feels like bad hunger pangs. Not diabetic. Have GERD but take protonix (pantoprazole) daily?

What causes severe gnawing feeling in the stomach and chest after eating. Feels like bad hunger pangs. Not diabetic. Have GERD but take protonix (pantoprazole) daily?

Reflux likely: The pain location and quality indicate its origin is in the esophagus or stomach. It could be under-treated gastroesophageal reflux. However, at this point further testing might be indicated to ensure other diagnoses are not missed. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath feeling, abdominal discomfort, stomach pain, heartburn. Why tight chested?!

See below: You have multiple symptoms. These questions unfortunately cannot be answered on line. You should see a physician. ...Read more

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H pylori: could it cause black phlegm, shortness of breathe, and chest pain?

H pylori: could it cause black phlegm,  shortness of breathe,  and chest pain?

Possibly: If you have an H pylori ulcer with reflux this could cause your symptoms. Please see your doctor to check for this as well as look for other causes. Good luck ...Read more

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Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath/shortness of breath?

Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath/shortness of breath?

Unlikely : It's possible, but much less likely than other causes. In general, the chest pain you describe in your age group is more likely to be musculoskeletal (strain or inflammation) or respiratory (viral pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma). However, it could be cardiac or even GI related. You should contact your doctor immediately or go to the closest urgent care/ER if you're having breathing problems. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Dr. Greg Rubin
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Bad Breath (Definition)

A foul odor from the mouth. Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with ...Read more