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Bumps on chest n upper body back stomach don't no what it is help! Can it be herps? Or aids

Bumps on chest n upper body back stomach don't no what it is help! Can it be herps? Or aids

Rashes: Rashes are in no way signs of either herpes or HIV in a sixteen year old. That is a new question. Where did you learn to even think of herpes or hivfor either bumps or rashes on the torso? ...Read more

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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more


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Is peppermint tea good for getting rid of bloating? I know it aids disgestion but can it also help get rid of a bloated stomach?

Is peppermint tea good for getting rid of bloating? I know it aids disgestion but can it also help get rid of a bloated stomach?

Possibly: Peppermint oil has been used effectively for a variety of digestive issues (flatus, nausea, bloating, vomiting, cramps, loose bowel movements, heartburn, indigestion & irritable bowel syndrome). However, you may have better effect with enteric coated capsules. ...Read more

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I am coughing alot. Feeling bit funny in my stomach and diaheera....Do I have HIV or aids or any std. Had sex one time a week ago...

I am coughing alot. Feeling bit funny in my stomach and diaheera....Do I have HIV or aids or any std. Had sex one time a week ago...

Possibly: You don't have aids. Aids is a complication of HIV infection. It's possible to get HIV from heterosexual sex, though more difficult female to male transmission. You could have an std, if you're worried, I would go to a clinic and get tested. More likely you have a viral illness of some kind, maybe a gastroenteritis. Bottom line, use a condom to protect yourself and see a doc and get checked! ...Read more

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Is their any side effects of eating two wallnuts daily at moring while stomach is empty? Is they are good and have healthy benefits or not?

Is their any side effects of eating two wallnuts daily at moring while stomach is empty? Is they are good and have healthy benefits or not?

Healthy: Source of fats, fiber and other micronutrients. And two has rather few calories so you are unlikely to run into problems with taking in too many calories. That can be a problem with many healthy foods, as there is always too much of a good thing! ...Read more

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My stomach is contstantly hard and bloated and gurgles, even early in the morning on an empty stomach. Also some pain on my right side in back area.

My stomach is contstantly hard and bloated and gurgles, even early in the morning on an empty stomach. Also some pain on my right side in back area.

Depends: Although gastritis/duodenitis can behave this way, gall bladder problems like stones can cause similar symptoms. If symptoms persist or have fever chills, vomiting may need to see your primary care doctor. If you have chest pain need urgent attention. ...Read more

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Feeling like there's a balloon in the left side of my stomach. And I feel like I don't empty my stomach enough. Is this normal if constipated?

Feeling like there's a balloon in the left side of my stomach. And I feel like I don't empty my stomach enough. Is this normal if constipated?

No: Feeling like you have a balloon in your stomach is an unusual symptom for constipation. I would be more concerned for a problem primarily with your stomach. You should be seen. ...Read more

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Age23f, Burning sensation in left side of abdomen, non radiating, specially at empty stomach. What could be the cause and how to treat?!

Age23f, Burning sensation in left side of abdomen, non radiating, specially at empty stomach. What could be the cause and how to treat?!

Dyspepsia, acid: Might be sign of acid induced dyspepsia. Maybe an ulcer but not specific enough symptom to diagnose an ulcer. Usually a trial of a PPI (acid suppression) medication after speaking to a doctor regarding your personal contraindications a PPI medication will result in both a diagnosis and a treatment...if symptoms respond. This is usually taken for 4 weeks. Avoid NSAIDs, test for h pylori ...Read more

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I took 6 midnite PMS on an empty stomach, is it dangerous and what are the side affects other than drowsiness?

I took 6 midnite PMS on an empty stomach, is it dangerous and what are the side affects other than drowsiness?

Midnite PM: Midnite pm contains melatonin 1.5 mg, chamomile, lemon balm, lavender, and some bromelain (enzyme in pineapple). http://tinyurl. Com/k5rdk7x so you would have taken a total of 9 mg of melatonin, a high dose but not likely to harm you. The greater question is why you would take more than indicated? Were you trying to harm yourself? If suicidal, see a psychiatrist asap, call 911, or go to an er. ...Read more

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Lower left abdoman, back pain, frequent urination is little bit foamy. Feeling something empty and dry in the both side of abdomen after urinating.

See answer: Unable to make a diagnosis on basis of only your symptoms. Certainly a UTI would be definite possibility. Typical UTI symptoms: urinary urgency, frequency, voiding small amounts, burning with urination and bladder pressure lower abdomen. If UTI extends into kidney: sicker, fever, chills, flank/abdominal pain. Also, number of GI or gyne problems can cause abdominal discomfort. Need further eval. ...Read more

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Past 5 months my left shoulder hurts when I wake up my left side stomach stings and later in day I have this empty or loose feel near navel. Any clues?

Past 5 months my left shoulder hurts when I wake up my left side stomach stings and later in day I have this empty or loose feel near navel. Any clues?

Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see where the symptoms may be coming from. There could be some problem in the shoulder muscles or bones, or even in the nerves between that area and the spine. There could be a problem in the lungs or down in the abdomen, and the symptoms may be from more than one single cause. The doctor can refer to specialists if needed. ...Read more

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I believe I have an enlarged spleen. My left side and left shoulder are hurting simultaneous. When my stomach is empty I feel it but it is not that bad. When my stomach is full I then feel it at its worse especially when I breath in deeply. I read that an

I believe I have an enlarged spleen. My left side and left shoulder are hurting simultaneous. When my stomach is empty I feel it but it is not that bad. When my stomach is full I then feel it at its worse especially when I breath in deeply. I read that an

Splenomegaly: Or enlarged spleen occurs from infections, or from disorders of the blood producing cells. Liver disease can also cause the spleen to enlarge. An exam by a physician can determine easily whether yours is enlarged or not, and the cause. Visit your primary care soon. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Tsh level is 7.88 is it on a higher side? When to get the test during or after periods and should the test done empty stomach?

Tsh level is 7.88 is it on a higher side? When to get the test during or after periods and should the test done empty stomach?

Doesn't matter when: A TSH of 7.88 is high, no matter what time of day the test was done. One's TSH level doesn't change enough from hour to hour, so it doesn't matter what time the test is done, relative to a person's meals, activities, or medications. One should be sure her doctor is taking care of the disorder causing a high TSH. ...Read more

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Surbex-z should be taken with food or empty stomach. If to use with empty stomach then any side effects?? And right amount of water intake with it?

Surbex-z should be taken with food or empty stomach. If to use with empty stomach then any side effects?? And right amount of water intake with it?

Surbex_z: This multivitamin also contains zinc and can be taken with or without food. An 8 ounce glass of water taken with it is sufficient. Some people experience mild nausea, mild flushing or heartburn if they take multivitamins on an empty stomach. This is a minor side effect. The ingredients are well absorbed. ...Read more

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Fatty Liver: But have pain on left side of abdomen? I had an ultrasound and everything else was normal. It hurts after eating or empty stomach.

Fatty Liver: But have pain on left side of abdomen? I had an ultrasound and everything else was normal. It hurts after eating or empty stomach.

Lots of reasons...: Have you undergone upper endoscopy to rule out gastric disease missed on x-ray or colonoscopy to assess the splenic flexure of the large bowel? Do you have underlying irritable bowel syndrome? Is your distress worsened or improved by meals, activity, deep breathing, palpation of ribs? Have you suffered any physical trauma recently to the area? What medications have been tried, & which have helped? ...Read more

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I tried to vomit a tummy bug up to get rid of it, and this was on a empty stomach. I got a vivid pain under my lower right side of my ribcage. Why?

If it was just: Transient, then it is probably just due to a spasm in your diaphragm. If it remained for any significant amount of time, I would recommend seeing a physician. ...Read more

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Stabbing continuous pain left side of abdomen just below ridcage. Occurs with full or empty stomach. Burping more frequently. Slight nausea after movin?

Stabbing continuous pain left side of abdomen just below ridcage. Occurs with full or empty stomach. Burping more frequently. Slight nausea after movin?

Gas build up: If you know it's a gas build up, drinking warm water and applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen helps break down the gas and enables you to pass it. Taking simethicone 1/2 hour after meals helps to prevent the gas build up. Gas, in some people, can build up even without eating, . ...Read more

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I have severe stomach pain with severe distention after eating and pain in back\sides I have also been emptying my bowels 4 times per day (solid not d?

I have severe stomach pain with severe distention after eating and pain in back\sides I have also been emptying my bowels 4 times per day (solid not d?

IBS or GB problem: You might have IBS irritable bowel syndrome or GB a gallbladder disease, either one can cause exactly the same symptoms. You need to watch what you eat stay away from salad and all raw greens, and stay away from eggs and egg product like mayonnaise or similar product no red meat no fry food no greasy food, hydrate very well and eat multiple small meals. You need to see your doctor for testing & Rx ...Read more

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Hi dr I just wanna know how to test whether my stomach is empty or not?

Hi dr I just wanna know how to test whether my stomach is empty or not?

Empty stomach.: It normally takes 2-6 hours for your stomach to empty after eating depending on several variables. Unless you want to send a scope down into your stomach to video the contents, there is no other test. ...Read more

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Can I take liquor in an empty stomach?

Can I take liquor in an empty stomach?

Yes: A much faster way to absorb the alcohol on an empty stomach. But why? Drunk faster and not recommended. ...Read more

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Is it ok to exercise with an empty stomach?

Is it ok to exercise with an empty stomach?

Yes: There's no medical contraindication to exercising on an empty stomach unless it makes you uncomfortable. A protein shake after exercise is often recommended to nourish the muscles and help with burning fat. ...Read more

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How come bile doesn't empty into the stomach?

How come bile doesn't empty into the stomach?

Bile: Bile is produced by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and released as needed through the bile duct. The bile duct drains into the duodenum, which is the first part of the small intestine, not the stomach. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take medicine on an empty stomach?

Is it bad to take medicine on an empty stomach?

It depends: Some medicines actually work best if taken without food. Follow instructions on the packaging and I f you are still not certain, consult your pharmacist or your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Approximately does liquid empty from the stomach?

Approximately does liquid empty from the stomach?

Differs per person: How fast liquid empties from your stomach varies; however, on average, at least half of your stomach contents should be emptied by 60-90 minutes, usually faster for liquids. The liquid then enters into your small bowel. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of eating garlic on an empty stomach?

What are the benefits of eating garlic on an empty stomach?

Garlic: I know of no benefit of eating garlic on an empty stomach. In fact it likely would make you feel bad, at least those around you would feel bad. ...Read more

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What happens if you try to make yourself purge on an empty stomach?

What happens if you try to make yourself purge on an empty stomach?

Why do it?: Repeated purging exposes you to many health problems, including dental decay, salivary gland hypertrophy, gastritis, electrolyte problems, and many many more. Purging on an empty stomach could irritate your stomach still further, possibly leading to bleeding. Not a good idea. Please see your primary care physician, who can be your entry into getting help for what sounds like an eating disorder. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more