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Doctor insights on: Visible Stomach Movements During Digestion

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If I have trapped air in my stomach with slow digestion and when I have a bowel movement, it seems constipated and "airy". Do I have IBS?

If I have trapped air in my stomach with slow digestion and when I have a bowel movement, it seems constipated and "airy". Do I have IBS?

Yes you may: Due to poor accomadation of the GI tract in IBS the body compensates by relaxing abdominal muscles producing bloating and a sense of slow transit. Please see my book "The Gut Solution" for more details ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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During pregnancy, which abdominal pains should I worry about? Sometimes i think its digestion issues but can't tell sometimes :-(

During pregnancy, which abdominal pains should I worry about? Sometimes i think its digestion issues but can't tell sometimes :-(

Per term labor: The only thing that distinguishes a labor pain from other kind of pains is its repititive nature at fixed intervals. Meaning if you have paints every one hour ---- even if its dull ache that last anywhere from 2-5-10 minutes; see your OB asap. ...Read more

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Help! I did a wrong movement and i felt pain in my abdomen whenever i move and pain during urination with blood I'm so scared plz help!

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Help! I did a wrong movement and i felt pain in my abdomen whenever i move and pain during urination with blood I'm so scared plz help!

Here are some...: Pain + bloddy urine at an 18-yr female should prompt a timely evaluation to assure not passing urinary stone at least. So, seek pro-evaluation and counseling now. To get things done correctly, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you gain much insight on when & how to work with doc so to deduce right Dx for right Rx, care, & counseling. ...Read more

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I get re-occuring pain in my stomach before and during bowel movements that only stops once i've finished my bm. Been off and on for a long time but s?

I get re-occuring pain in my stomach before and during bowel movements that only stops once i've finished my bm. Been off and on for a long time but s?

Cramping: This could be due to gas passage or passage of hardened stool. It is also possible that you have a type of ibs ( irritable bowel syndrome); nonetheless you need to be examiined by a physician. ...Read more

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How come I had a short and sharp pain in lower right abdominal and pelvic pain during bowel movement?

How come I had a short and sharp pain in lower right abdominal and pelvic pain during bowel movement?

Referred pain?: The rectum, uterus and bladder are anatomically close to one another and the sensory nerves are interconnected to some degree. If you had a hard or large bowel movement. or were straining, this could trigger referred pain to the lower abdomen & pelvis. If this pain recurs or if it, becomes more frequent, severe or long lasting, you should see a doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Ever since I had my baby (c-section), I occasionally have cramping in lower right abdomen during bowel movement. Feels like muscle cramp in your calf?

Ever since I had my baby (c-section), I occasionally have cramping in lower right abdomen during bowel movement.  Feels like muscle cramp in your calf?

Possibility: If the symptoms are temporally related it is possible that your symptoms are related to scar tissue caused by your surgery but this is only one possibility. It would be uncommon for you to have scarring on bowels after a routine c-section. ...Read more

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Extreme pain in lower. Abdomen/pubic bone area during exercise. Also after bowel movement. Could it be an ovarian cyst?

Extreme pain in lower. Abdomen/pubic bone area during exercise. Also after bowel movement. Could it be an ovarian cyst?

See a doctor: There are many possible causes of abdominal pain in women. If the pain is severe and is worse with movement then I would recommend going to the ER ASAP. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back/abdomen, cramping, stomach pain with nausea during bowel movements. 5 days dihareah & pain, finally solid with same symptoms above?

Pain in lower back/abdomen, cramping, stomach pain with nausea during bowel movements. 5 days dihareah & pain, finally solid with same symptoms above?

Gastroenteritis: There are multiple possible explanations here. My advice would be to see a doctor if, within the next several days, the symptoms continue despite the resolution of the diarrhea. The inflammation produced by the infecting organism (if this is due to infection) may produce residual inflammation causing the abdominal pain and nausea. ...Read more

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The top of my stomach is hard but I don't feel pain. There has been no changes in my digestion. I'm confused about what's going on ?

The top of my stomach is hard but I don't feel pain. There has been no changes in my digestion. I'm confused about what's going on ?

Here are some...: If the described hardness has been there as long as what you could remember, of no change in its "size", and you have felt no pain, no fever, and energetic in daily living, it would most likely be okay. But, if in doubt, you need an objective evaluation with professional history-taking + physical exam + possible imaging studies as needed for confirmation. So, follow these advices ... ...Read more

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Can there be a underlining cause for stinky burps? Some kind of problem in stomach or with digestion? This happens to my husband every few months.

Can there be a underlining cause for stinky burps? Some kind of problem in stomach or with digestion? This happens to my husband every few months.

Yes: Esophageal diverticular problem, called zenker's. Hiatal hernia and reflux, and causes of dilated stomach and retention, like ulcer obstruction etc. Consider gastroenterology appointment, and endoscope! ...Read more

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Could imodium (loperamide) slow stomach digestion?

No: The acid that is produced in the stomach is in response to the food put in it. Immodium might slow the emptying of the food from the stomach, but it shouldn't affect the rate at which the proteins in the food is broken down by the protein enzymes in the stomach. The rest of the digestion occurs in the intestines, and immodium could slow down the movement of the food through the intestines. ...Read more

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What's the role of the stomach in digestion process?

What's the role of the stomach in digestion process?

Big part: Digestion starts with good chewing & allowing saliva to do its part.Once food is in the stomach, stomach acid continues to work to break the food down into smaller packages to help remove the nutrients.Other parts of digestion happen after food has left the stomach and is exposed to other digestive juices from pancreas and gallbladder.Many hormones and chemicals interact.Good digestion needs all. ...Read more