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Abdominal Discomfort

Abdominal discomfort can result from dull, sharp, intermittent, or cramp-like pain. Inflammation or infection of any organ present in the abdominal cavity, such as liver, spleen, stomach, gallbladder, intestines, kidneys, appendix, and pancreas, can result in abdominal discomfort. The common causes include constipation, diarrhea, stress, kidney stones, appendicitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and gastroenteritis.

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My 25-day-old baby shows signs of discomfort after being fed formula milk. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, From my reading, I understand that on average a newborn will feed on two ounces of milk every two hours. My 25-day-old baby seems to be demanding more. His mother will directly breastfeed him on demand but most of the time he will cry for more after every feeding session. We will top u...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please do not calculate the feeds and give the child. Let the child take how much he wants. Nothing is too much for the child. It is a growing child. Coming to the discomfort part, it mostly looks like reflux. You will have to keep the child in an upright position af...  Read Full »

I have an ovarian cyst. Can it be ovarian cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old and weigh 180 pounds. I am on Aspirin as a daily regimen. My question is, besides ovarian cancer, what could cause bloating, fatigue, distended abdomen, diarrhea, pain in the left leg, pain in both hips, and bleeding after sex with no pain? The bleeding after sex is j...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I do not see anything suggestive of ovarian cancer in the history provided. Let me explain as follows: 1. Your age - At this age group, ovarian cancer is rare- except for a few sex cord type and germ cell tumors of the ovary. But they do ...  Read Full »

Why do my gastric issues stll persisting even after taking medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old suffering from severe gastric issues. I had severe food poisoning two years ago when I was in a hostel and was eating very poorly. I burp all day until I sleep and lost 22 pounds in three months. I am unable to eat as I have nausea, and everything I eat feels like it...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I can understand your concern. Do not worry. Please do not depend solely on medication. Improve your gastrointestinal system. Wake up early and go for a morning walk regularly until you sweat. Do yoga and pranayama regularly. Con...  Read Full »

I have been having abdominal discomfort, bloating, heaviness, and issues with bowel movements. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been facing various problems like abdominal discomfort, bloating, and heaviness. Over the past three years, I have had issues with my bowel movements. I have consulted doctors many times, and have undergone endoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, ultrasound, CT scan of the abdomen, and other ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Basically, gut health is important and all the symptoms that you are having like gut issues, bloating, constipation, and heaviness are all related to a syndrome called inflammatory bowel syndrome and this can be treated...  Read Full »

Could IBS be the reason for my constipation and gas trouble?

Query: Hello doctor, For how long is it normal to be constipated? Is it dangerous to experience constipation for two and a half months? I have been using Metamucil gummies two to three times per week to promote bulky stools; is it okay to continue taking Metamucil for over two months? Although I strain w...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through the detailed history you provided. For constipation, I suggest having a banana at night, preferably a ripe one with a glass of water. Prunes are also a good option for the evening. There is no harm in taking gummies. Thi...  Read Full »

I feel like water and liquid gets diffused outside the digestive tract. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel irritation and pain in the abdomen, particularly below my right rib cage for almost two years now. I feel like water and liquid food gets diffused outside the digestive tract, into the outer parts and skin. It causes allergic irritation, inflammation, discomfort, and pain in tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For a detailed advice, I would like to know a bit more regarding your problem first. When did you notice it for the first time? How did it come to your notice? Does this pain come and go or present at all times? Is it a burning, piercing, constricting, or squeezing type? ...  Read Full »

I feel pressure on my lower right abdomen. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I have had pressure or weight on my lower right abdomen for around a year. That side of my body hurts during every other period like it is alternating with my ovaries. There was no pain in the beginning but, more recently, my menstrual cramps have become wor...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Mild discomfort during menstruation is normal because you are shedding the inner layer of the uterus with blood. So, that is not an abnormality, and every female gets it. If your CT (computed tomography) is...  Read Full »

I am concerned about food poisoning. How can I prevent it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old female. Over the past few days, I have experienced symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort, which I suspect may be linked to something I ate. These symptoms have made me more conscious of food safety and the steps I can take to safeguard my f...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. It is a very interesting question from a public health, personal food and hand hygiene perspective. I wish more people would explore how foodborne diseases are spread. I am glad you asked this question, a...  Read Full »

My mother has back pain and bloating. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is not feeling well, and I am concerned about internal bleeding. This morning, she had a decreased appetite, foot swelling (right), and diarrhea. She has back pain along with pain and bloating in the abdomen. She just wants to go to bed. She also noticed some spotting in her underw...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Diarrhea, back pain, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite are most probably due to a colon cause, which could be an inflammatory bowel disease or diverticulosis. If these episodes keep coming, your mom will need a colonoscopy to confirm the diagnosis.As for the spotting...  Read Full »

How to get cured of functional dyspepsia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old male, I have a constant and mild abdominal pain whole day, especially in the morning. I feel heavy all day long, but still, have an urge to eat. I fart and belch more than usual and have a foul smell. I have a sense of indigestion in my stomach all day long. I defecate ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Firstly, you are not sick, and you do not have any disease. Your symptoms are because of your disturbed gastrointestinal flora, and our intestine contains a lot of bacteria, some of them are good, and some of them are bad. Good bacteria like lactobacillus helps in prope...  Read Full »

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