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Why Ulcer Getting Worse
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
IBS EVAL/STRESS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a GF diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water. STRESS REDUCTION ...Read more
Asthma: Asthma can become worse for a few reasons. One is change in environment, such as cold, allergies, or if you contract an illness like a virus. If you are using your inhaler more frequently then usual, woken up at night with coughing or shortness of breath, see your doctor who may be able to prescribe you medication to better control your symptoms such as a longer acting inhaler or inhaled steroid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Only if it is not lo: Part of ibs is the bowel pattern and discomfort--but being sure there is no other underlying disorder, colitis, ileitis, endometriosis, adhesion from prior surgery to name a few--and then an understanding of food intolerances, role of medications, and local infections. If there is a change in your symptoms, please notify your provider! ...Read more
Stomach pain upon waking up no matter if i ate before bed or not. been happening for years. getting worse. Docs prescribed antacids. what could it be?
Abdominal pain: If the pain is in your upper abdomen, then it's possible your nighttime pain is related to acid reflux. There are many causes of abdominal pain, and require an exam by your doctor. With acid reflux, since you are lying flat in bed the acid from the stomach can flow up into the esophagus if you have a hiatal hernia or are prone to reflux. Certain foods make it worse, caffeine, chocolate, alcohol. ...Read more
Not sure: There are a lot of possible causes of persistent nausea, and it would require more detail then you have provided here to try to sort it out. A good start would be to try a chewable antacid such as Tums (calcium carbonate) several times a day for a week or two, whenever you get the nausea, just to see if it helps at all. If it does help, it's probably related to the stomach. If it does not, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Likely not so bad: All people with bad eyesight tend to believe theirs is the worst case on the planet. Usually not even close. There is no way to stop eyesight which is due to a need for eye glasses. You need to be sure your bad eyesight is not from a correctable problem so have your ophthalmologist evaluate your eyes and advise you what is the best course of action. ...Read more
Almost everyday my calves aches really bad, it gets much worse if i get dehydrated, almost unbearable. What is causing this?
Should I be worried about my peptic ulcer getting worse if I am taking ranitidine for it? And will my ulcer heal?
Peptic ulcer: If you have been diagnosed as having a peptic ulcer, you should take your ranitidine as directed by your doctor to help it heal. If you are taking ranitidine on your own for a presumed peptic ulcer, instead, though, you should see your doctor if you do not achieve symptom relief within 2 to 3 weeks. Good luck. ...Read more
I have seem to have GERD but taking antacids seems to make my heartburn worse. What's happening here?
Acid rebound : Usually from from calcium containing antacids is the probable explanation. Over the counter acid suppressants (prilosec, prevacid) may help. You should however note that worsening heartburn could be than just heartburn, something you should bring to your doctor's attention. ...Read more
Does telogen effluvium get worse before it gets better? Experiencing it for 5-6 weeks, it used to be getting better but i think it's getting worse now
Post pregnancy?: Telogen effluvium is common after having a baby. The sudden change in hormone levels causes the hair follicles to shut down for a while. This will get better on its own, but hard to say exactly how long. Other causes: vitamin deficiency, some meds. Give it time; most likely hair will start to grow back soon. Treatment with Minoxidil may be used for severe cases. ...Read more
Here are some...: For anyone with frequent urination, three things to confirm are: no uti, emptying bladder well, and holding urine comfortably. But remember: how a person feels is a process of lifelong making and displays as a pattern of full spectrum. So, you may develop an oab ; time will tell. For now, collect quality, quantity, and sequence of events of sx, ; bring those to doc for analysis, physicals, tests.. ...Read more
Heartburn: R u on medications?. Any medical illnesses?. You have not listed any. ...Read more
Heredity : If you are nearsighted, as long as you are still growing your eyes will be growing as well causing more nearsightedness. Also, extensive reading or computer work will cause a temporary change as well. There is a rare form of progressive nearsightedness that never stops changing. Astigmatism rarely gets worse without underlying corneal problems which should be investigated with corneal mapping. ...Read more
Abdominal pain of: two month duration warrants medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
Why would drinking alcohol EASE my stomach.. If my stomach is weak the acids should make it worse (right?) but it always makes me feel better. Why?
Be careful: Although alcohol may make you feel better "subjectively" due to the euphoric effects of alcohol, it can damage the lining of the stomach. This can lead to problems which include inflammation of the stomach, or gastritis. Alcohol abuse can also increase the risk of developing small intestine cancers and mouth cancer. ...Read more
Why am I having so much pain in my hips that isn't going to get better ?its slowly getting worse I'm having a hard time getting up and the pain is bec
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