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What Helps A Stomach Ache
Many things: "stomach ache" means different things to different people, so a doctor will ask a patient to describe in his or her own words what it means. It can be dull pain, crampy pain, sharp pain, burning pain, bloating (distention), or just some discomfort; located in the stomach area (upper abdomen) or anywhere in the abdomen. Some people refer to the entire abdomen as the "stomach". ...Read more
My chest,throat, and legs ache after the stomach flu (it mainly consisted of me dry heaving stomach acid) is this normal and what can I do for relief?
Vomiting & K+: The retching of acid can cause the lining of your esophagus which goes through your chest and the back of your throat to be sore, try choraseptic and bland foods for a while and both should get better. You can sometimes vomit until you lose potassium and magnesium. As soon as you can eat bannanas which can replenish both. I hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PLEASE HELP! Dull pain in the stomach, nauseous, acidity in the throat, bloating, burping a lot, Started yesterday! If acid reflux what can I do?
Possibilities: Possibilities include inflammation of the stomach lining(gastritis), GERD, gall bladder disease, simple indigestion,peptic ulcer. Follow a light,bland,low fat diet, take prilosec,take mylanta liquid 4 times a day, avoid alcohol,caffeine, and nicotine. See your physician if abdominal pain persists,or if vomiting, abdominal tenderness or black stools develop. ...Read more
Relieving the ache: First make sure there is no major diseases such as ulcers or growths. After ruling this out, make sure there are no infectious processes such as h. Pylori. After ruling out all the bad stuff, you may want to start with aloe vera juice as an appetizer. Next you may try to take a swig of apple cider vinegar with every meal in case you are not able to digest proteins. Going gluten free is next. ...Read more
I have a nausea, my stomach feels like it's bubbling, loose stools, gas and a killer headache. What could this be?
Stomach flu: is the second most common illness after common cold. The common symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea, headache, stomachache and/or fever. The condition usually last up to 21 days. Good rest, lots of fluids and Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC for pain management will help you to recover. If concerned see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Ginger/Lemon/Honey: There are many causes of abdominal pain/cramps, some benign such as painful menses, heartburn or viral gastroenteritis and some more serious such as infections, cancers of the colon/rectum or inflammation of the colon (Colitis) such as Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease. See your Doctor/Proctologist for an exam and Colonoscopy/EGD. Check with your doctor about Ginger/Lemon/Honey tea! ...Read more
Been sick from my stomach for a week and a half what is happening ? I feel nausea and stomach pain.
Depends: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
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
Depends on the cause: Of the ache and cramps. There are 100's of possible causes of your symptoms. Some of them could be serious or require immediate operation. See you doctor so he can figure it out for you. ...Read more
Tightening pain in mid stomach. causes nauseous, makes me gassy and i have a bloated belly. What could cause this and how to cure it? 2 days like this
Feeling gassy...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more
GI doc: See a board certified gastroenterologist (gi doc). ...Read more
Many possibilities.: Peptic ulcers, constipation, gallbladder disease, hepatitis, colitis, diverticulitis, incarcerated hernia, intussusception, bowel obstruction, bladder infection...these are just a partial list of possible causes of "stomach spasm". What this tells us is that it's best to seek a doctor's exam before trying to make a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does SAM-e cause stomach aches? Does it work for anxiety? Would like to try a more natural approach to anxiety.
Not for anxiety: SAM-e is indicated for mild depression but not anxiety. There are no effective /safe herbals for anxiety. Kava kava used to be on the market but it can cause liver damage so it is NOT safe. The best natural methods for anxiety include meditation, yoga, journaling, and just plain exercise. Good luck! ...Read more
Many possibilities: "Stomach ache" means different things to different people, so a doctor will ask a patient to describe in his or her own words what it means. It can be dull pain, crampy pain, sharp pain, burning pain, bloating (distention), or just some discomfort; located in the stomach area (upper abdomen) or anywhere in the abdomen. Some people refer to the entire abdomen as the "stomach". ...Read more
Depends on cause: without an exam, I can only give general information, and the general ones associated with viral infection or mild indigestion are not associated with very much discomfort nor much fever/chills/sweats and tend to be UPPER abd not lower. Often with URI sx's. pepto is good. bland diet, keep up with fluids. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on cause: There are many causes of stomach aches. Acid reflux can be treated with antacids and acid reducers. Ginger ale, flat, can be helpful. Constipation can cause stomach aches, and treating with a laxative can help. Any severe stomach ache should be seen by a health professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Must Diagnose First: I'm afraid that we are unable to treat what we haven't diagnosed. There are many different causes of abdominal pain, each with different ways to treat. If your pain is persistent, severe, associated w/high fever+/-vomiting, you should seek hands-on medical attention. We can then sort out the cause and get you well. Good luck. ...Read more
Tummyache: When a two month old has a "tummy ache" we ask lots of questions. Does he vomit? Green vomit? Does he have crying spells? Can you console him? Breast or bottle? Is he feeding well? How is his weight gain? Is he improving over the past week or worsening? Fever? Any blood in stools? Painful feedings? Distended abdomen? These answers will help us figure out your baby's diagnosis. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: Many stomach aches will get better on their own with time. Gas pain, gallstone pain, reflux etc may last for 20 min to a couple hours and then resolve. Acid diseases (gastritis, gerd, ) may be temporarily relieved by Tums (calcium carbonate) etc. Any stomach ache that lasts longer than 3-4 hours or doesn't resolve with over the counter meds should be evaluated by your md. ...Read more
Watch your diet: Gas problems that are infrequent can be from poor diet habits. Watch what you eat that causes this. Fried foods commonly are hard to digest. If you frequently get gas pains and stomach aches after many foods it could be a sign of more serious ailments like celiac disease or lactose intolerance. See your doctor if that is the case. ...Read more
Homeopathic symptoms: The homeopath would listen to the person's description of "stomach ache" in great detail -- from the precise symptoms to the overall experience of having it. Timing, character of pain, accompanying symptoms, etc are all important in determining the single homeopathic medicine (remedy) that corresponds to this pattern -- and which can bring the system back to balance, relieving the symptoms. ...Read more
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