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I have a inflamed stomach and cannot eat what might it be?

I have a inflamed stomach and cannot eat what might it be?

Modify diet.: You probably feel as if your stomach is swollen, bloated. Irritating foods, coffee, alcohol, dairy may all be a causes. Excessive stomach acid, over eating, stress, ulcers. Change your eating habits. Small portions, avoid dairy and other foods/liquids that are difficult to digest. Many possible causes. If not better it is best to have an examination by your doctor. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Can abdominal x-rays show inflamed lymphnodes?

Can abdominal x-rays show inflamed lymphnodes?

No: Abdominal xray cannot see inflamed lymph nodes. However, an abdominal ct scan can see if the lymph nodes in the abdomen are enlarged. ...Read more

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What are the causes of inflamed abdominal lymph nodes?

What are the causes of inflamed abdominal lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more

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What can cause an inflamed stomach (organ) to rupture?

What can cause an inflamed stomach (organ) to rupture?

Peptic ulcer: An inflamed stomach (gastritis) can lead to stomach rupture if it develops into a gastric ulcer that becomes perforated - a complication where by the contents of the inside of the stomach can open into the area outside of the stomach. This would be a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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I have pain in my abdominal area I take a lot of anti inflammatory meds could that be the cause?

I have pain in my abdominal area I take a lot of anti inflammatory meds could that be the cause?

Ulcer is possible: Taking lots of non-steroidal anti- inflammatories nsaids can increase the chance that you may have developed an ulcer. Start by limiting your use of these. You should talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get a inflamed feeling in the sides of my abdomen after eating that persists for hours. Anything I can take?

Sometimes I get a inflamed feeling in the sides of my abdomen after eating that persists for hours. Anything I can take?

Gallbladder?: If this pain is caused after eating fatty foods, and you still have your gallbladder, that could be the culprit. You could first eliminate fried and fatty foods from your diet (no butter, oils, dressing). And if the discomfort subsides, you can ask your doc for an abd ultrasound. That is the first step towards a diagnosis. If you are not having soft, regular bm's, constipation could contribute. ...Read more

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The left of my stomach about 5 in below the breat area feels imflamed, I don't have a feeling of any pain it more of a uncomfortable or weird feeling?

The left of my stomach about 5 in below the breat area feels imflamed, I don't have a feeling of any pain it more of a uncomfortable or weird feeling?

More info: No pain? When do you get the discomfort? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the feeling? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more. ...Read more

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Does the stomach distend with inflamed intestines?

Does the stomach distend with inflamed intestines?

Yes: The abdomen commonly distends with intestinal inflammation. But not all distinction represents underlying inflammation. ...Read more

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I have an inflamed stomach & esophagus. What is some food that I can eat, that won't upset my stomach?

I have an inflamed stomach & esophagus. What is some food that I can eat, that won't upset my stomach?

Inflammed esophagus: You seem to describe gerd (acid reflux). To alleviate gerd, you should avoid eating large meals at once, fatty/spicy food, citrus fruits, tomatoes, garlic, onion, minty gum, chocolate, smoking, alcohol. Avoid eating or drinking within 3 hours of lying down. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of inflamed ovaries? I've been having pain in my abdomen. A few years back I was given Nexium (esomeprazole) to treat similar symptoms im having now

What are symptoms of inflamed ovaries? I've been having pain in my abdomen. A few years back I was given Nexium (esomeprazole) to treat similar symptoms im having now

Pelvic pain: Pain could be multifactorial and not necessarily coming from the ovaries. You need to be evaluated in order to ascertain the source of the pain. ...Read more

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My abdomen hurts on the left side, it is very sensitive to the touch =[ like when I just barely rub it there isn't really any b/g info that will help besides past possible pelivic inflammatory disease

My abdomen hurts on the left side, it is very sensitive to the touch =[ like when I just barely rub it there isn't really any b/g info that will help besides past possible pelivic inflammatory disease

Abdominal: Abdominal pain is very serious, and should be treated as such. Therfore I will start by stating that you need a work/evaluation by your primary care provider. You could be dealing with a wide range of problems including muscle pain, ulcers, female issues, spleen enlargement etc. The list could go on and on, but without more history, a physical, and diagnostic testing it is very difficult to even guess.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Inflamed colon and stomach, what to do?

See a doctor: See a doctor and see if they can find the cause. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a heating pad on an inflamed stomach?

Is it safe to use a heating pad on an inflamed stomach?

Generally yes: Never on high heat! Or while sleeping!
one can get burned.
If it is comfortable it is unlikely to be harmful anywhere.
(except diabetic, or neuropathic feet where real damage can occur since the feeling is diminished or absent). ...Read more

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Doctors said my stomach was inflamed (gastritis). Could this affect future stomach problems?

Doctors said my stomach was inflamed (gastritis). Could this affect future stomach problems?

Medicines will help: Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach. It can be treated with several different medicines, so that by itself isn't so bad. Left untreated you could develop other problems, so it would make sense to get appropriate treatment now. ...Read more

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Please, can you recommend me something for a pain in the lower abdomen, apparently caused by inflameted colon. Thanks?

Please, can you recommend me something for a pain in the lower abdomen, apparently caused by inflameted colon. Thanks?

Antibiotics!: An "inflamed colon" is usually caused by infections but can also be from inflammatory bowel disease. Typically we start antibiotics then look at the colon with colonoscopy once it has calmed down. Ct scanning can be helpful if symptoms do not improve in a few days. ...Read more

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Is oatmeal good for gastritis or should I avoid any grains to heal my stomach faster? I hear that grains and oatmeal might make my stomach inflamed.

Is oatmeal good for gastritis or should I avoid any grains to heal my stomach faster? I hear that grains and oatmeal might make my stomach inflamed.

Misinformed...: Unless you have a contraindication to eating grains and oats, there is no reason to restrict these foods from your diet specifically to "heal stomach faster." What IS appropriate/recommended, if medically possible in your case, is avoidance of NSAID's (aspirin, Advil, (ibuprofen) Aleve), tobacco, and a significant reduction in alcohol. Be well-- ...Read more

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I had psoriasis on my abdomen but now it's cleared but I have pigmentation/spots. It's probably post-inflammatory pigmentation? Can I get a body lift?

I had psoriasis on my abdomen but now it's cleared but I have pigmentation/spots. It's probably post-inflammatory pigmentation? Can I get a body lift?

Yes, but: Psoriasis can flare in surgical wounds. This is called koebner isomorphic response or reaction. The topical steroids often used to treat psoriasis can delay wound healing and result in a scar more susceptible to rupture. ...Read more

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I have what appears to be a spot/abscess on my abdomen however I am concerned as around this is inflamed red ripple-like skin, any idea what this is?

I have what appears to be a spot/abscess on my abdomen however I am concerned as around this is inflamed red ripple-like skin, any idea what this is?

You said it...: A picture is worth... well you know. But you describe inflamed skin which would be simply just that and may simply subside by itself, or this may be a "clogged" infected hair follicle (folliculitis), skin infection (cellulitis), pus pocket of infection (abscess), an allergic reaction to an insect bite... The would be the most common. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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In my u/s of abdomen. Mild liver enlargement with inflammatory changes. Cholecystitis. Cystitis. In both kidney small calcui seen?

In my u/s of abdomen. Mild liver enlargement with inflammatory changes. Cholecystitis. Cystitis. In both kidney small calcui seen?

Here are some. ..: You should ask your treating Doc for this Q since he/she has your detailed clinical information so to better deduce the practical correlation with the findings from abdominal US. Note: Before acting, one has to consider the balance between medical necessity (from patient's and doctor's perspective) and professional possibility so to make right decision and take right action. ...Read more

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Went to the hospital and I had a scope done and found out I have esophagitis and gastritis and an inflamed stomach what can be done about this?

Went to the hospital and I had a scope done and found out I have esophagitis and gastritis and an inflamed stomach what can be done about this?

EGD: You have esophagitis, gastritis ; inflammed stomach. I hope some biopsy must have been taken to see h. Pylori presence. You have to wait for it. If h. Pylori +, then triple meds; if absent -then just ppi. Discuss with gastroenterologist who did endoscopy. Thanks. ...Read more

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Random pain in abdomen every day, dr said bowel is inflamed still from parasite infection but it's been like 2 months since I treated the infection?

Random pain in abdomen every day, dr said bowel is inflamed still from parasite infection but it's been like 2 months since I treated the infection?

Post-infectious...: The persistence of symptoms of intestinal sensitivity and variable stools sound more consistent with a "post-infectious" irritable bowel, but may characterize giardia, a carrier state of chronic infection, or even "topical sprue." this post-infectious syndrome has recently also been appreciated after recovery from diverticulitis. Ask your doctor for re-evaluation & re-treatment as appropriate. ...Read more

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GI doc said... Your gastritis is chronic and will persist. It was not acutely inflamed when I last looked. What does that mean? I have some stomach IM

GI doc said... Your gastritis is chronic and will persist. It was not acutely inflamed when I last looked. What does that mean? I have some stomach IM

Chronic gastritis: It sounds like the GI specialist has made an assessment of chronic gastritis. It is not necessary that it will persist. You can modify your diet, lifestyle, stress management, and/or take medications if indicated. You may want to consider trying acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, or Ayurveda as well. ...Read more

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Just told that I have gastritis gastritis but the stomach is not acutely inflamed. Some stomach intestinal metaplasia observed. Has lasted 5 months??

Gastritis: A five month history qualifies for "chronic" gastritis, meaning that the inflammation has gone on at a smoldering low level and is not associated with an acute histology can pattern. It is a technical point, but one which is important. The metaplasia is the stomach's way of trying to react to the infection, but it needs to be monitored closely to avoid further complications. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with celiac 3 years ago, and nowI feel inflamed in lower left abdomen. In case I have acute Pancreatitis, what enzymes should I take?

I was diagnosed with celiac 3 years ago, and nowI feel inflamed in lower left abdomen. In case I have acute Pancreatitis, what enzymes should I take?

Pancreatitis: F of unknown age asks if I have acute pancreatitis what enzymes should I take. None. You need to take yourself to the Dr. To get proper testing. Acute pancreatitis is a very serious disease that can kill you. ...Read more