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Is Prilosec an effective treatment for stomach discomfort or heartburn?

Is Prilosec an effective treatment for stomach discomfort or heartburn?

A good medicine: Prilosec=original purple pill. It belongs to the proton-pump inhibitor class, such as nexium, prevacid, protonix, aciphex, (rabeprazole) dexilant--there are minor differences but efficacy is about same. The best one of these is the one that works for you without significant side effect and affordable to you. If it is not working, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


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Ended triple therapy a few days ago but still having some stomach discomfort and gas. Does this mean I still have h.pylori?

Ended triple therapy a few days ago but still having some stomach discomfort and gas. Does this mean I still have h.pylori?

Depends : depends whether or not your symptoms are a true reflection of infection or unrelated. It's possible your symptoms were never related to h pylori and will not go away despite eradication. Don't be alarmed your doctor should perform a stool test for h pylori antigen after you have been off PPI for at least 2-4 weeks. Tripple therapy has high failure rate so a second course of new abx may be needed ...Read more

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I think i might have gastritis I have chronic upper stomach pain, what's some treatment for it ?

I think i might have gastritis I have chronic upper stomach pain, what's some treatment for it ?

Gastritis: I wouldn't necessarily blame gastritis for your chronic pain. You can try an antacid medication such as zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid and see if it helps. There can be other causes of upper abdominal pain such as acid reflux, ulcers, gallbladder, pancreas. Ibs. ...Read more

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Should i attend a dept meeting called by boss and aimed at me that would worsen my stomach pain and breath problem caused by unfair treatment by boss?

Tough call: It is a very delicate situation . If the meeting is directed at you and you are pretty sure that you can not handle it well, i suggest to see a therapist first and probably psychiatrist to get mental health evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Gastro/ stomach pain and throwing up, what do you suggest for treatment?

Gastro/ stomach pain and throwing up, what do you suggest for treatment?

Could be ucer: Epigastric pain which is the tip of your stomach could mean either ulcer or gastritis stay on liquid or light diet take either Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine) from over the counter with some anti acid make sure your bowels moving ok no constipation if your symptoms does not improve your doctor should referred you for upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Suffering from colitis and stomach pain and stomach burning. Plz give me natural treatment. I don't want alopathic medicine. Plz help me?

Need a diagnosis.: You have some symptoms but it is not clear what your diagnosis might be. The treatment should really be focussed on the diagnosis. Tums (calcium carbonate) or other antacids an be used to control stomach acidity which might be a cause of your burning sensation, but i would urge you to get a precise and accurate diagnosis if things don't get better soon. ...Read more

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Hi...What treatment should I take for hiatal hernia? And how can I avoid stomach pain ?

Hi...What treatment should I take for hiatal hernia? And how can I avoid stomach pain ?

Depends on symptoms: Many hiatal hernias require no treatment at all. Often the hiatal hernia is associated with gastresophogeal reflux disease (gerd). Symptoms of gerd can be treated with over the counter antacids. If these fail, there are prescription strength acid blockers available. If these are ineffective you should see a gastroenerologist. Less than 5% of gerd related problems require surgical correction. ...Read more

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Hello, i was diagnosed with h.pylori and the first treatment didnt work, and i finished my second treatment. I have bloatness and stomach pain 24/7 and feel terribly sick. Is that a sign that my h.pylori is not cured?

Hello, i was diagnosed with h.pylori and the first treatment didnt work, and i finished my second treatment. I have bloatness and stomach pain 24/7 and feel terribly sick. Is that a sign that my h.pylori is not cured?

H Pylorii: No, but these could be side effects of a change in the normal colon bacteria due to the antibiotics used in treatment. There is also the possibility of die effects of the PPI class of drugs used in the treatment ...Read more

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I have dull aching pubic pain without any trauma or swelling.what is the treatment... and also stomach pain ?

I have dull aching pubic pain without any trauma or swelling.what is the treatment... 
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Muscle or bone maybe: pain in this area may be muscular pain or pain from the bone. With all of the surgery you have had there can be scarring or other issues that need attention. Your physician can have you see people such as gastroenterology or your previous surgeon, but I can't help clarify the issues you were feeling. ...Read more

Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort ...Read more


Dr. James Dukelow
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Upset Stomach (Definition)

Upset stomach is a general term describing any kind of abdominal discomfort. It may include cramping, pain, nausea, or a sense of needing to ...Read more