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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Why do I get frequent abdominal discomforts even after taking medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I have GERD and treating it for over a year, and it is pretty manageable. I did a couple of Prilosec courses as per the doctor's instructions. I did periodic Zantac for a while and made significant diet changes (cutting trigger foods, smaller portions, not eating late). I do not smoke...  Read Full »


Dr. Kapil Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have described are mild to moderate GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), which can be well managed with medicines and lifestyle management. I would suggest continuing Prilosec as it decreases the stomach's acidic content and prevents damage to yo...  Read Full »

Does elevated amylase levels indicate acute pancreatitis?

Query: Hi doctor,My consulting doctor told me to do further investigations and did not say anything dangerous. I am attaching the reports.   Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep V Nair

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The endoscopy reports show that you have mild inflammation in the lining of the stomach and in the first part of the small intestine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The doctor has taken biopsies to examine under a microscope. The findings in the endosc...  Read Full »

I have discomfort in abdomen after continuous pinching and palpation of veins. Do I have anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old male suffering from a kind of health anxiety. Before the pandemic, I was anxious about my health. I had a change in my bowel habits and because of this, I started to pinch and touch my abdominal wall constantly. I palpated some veins under my skin and started examining ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The veins in the abdomen cannot be palpated unless there is a severe liver disease or a block in the major vein that brings blood back to the heart. So it has to be ruled that there are engorged veins in the absence of any disease. The next concern is about your repeate...  Read Full »

Why do I have nausea, abdominal pain, and discomfort?

Query: Hello doctor, I have ongoing GI issues for three years, almost daily. I have low-grade nausea, abdominal discomfort, stomach pain radiating to mid-back and sometimes between shoulder blades. Some days it is pretty severe. But it is there almost every day for months. I have had periods for months wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, you are right that the duration and severity are concerning. However, functional causes of abdominal pain are essentially important and should be considered here, particularly functional abdominal pain syndrome, abdominal migraine, and then irritable bowel synd...  Read Full »

I have consistent joint pain and swelling after fever. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40 year old female. My weight is around 75 kg and height is 5 feet. I had fever about four months back for two days. Then, I started suffering from joint pain and swelling. I took some medicine, but there was no long-term effect. Currently, I am taking NAC 100 SR, a painkiller. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This year we saw a surge in chikungunya cases. As you are having pain post the fever episode, it seems to be that. But, it is necessary to rule out other possibilities like rheumatologic conditions. I suggest you to get antinuclear antigen (ANA), Rh factor and C-reactive...  Read Full »

Why do I have constant pain in my anal region?

Query: Hello doctor, First of all, I would like to describe my symptoms. For the past five months, I am suffering from constant pain in my rectal area. Earlier, it felt like a sharp knife-like pain tearing apart the perianal region. Still, as of now, it is turned into an intense burning discomfort severe ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed all your history and the attached three reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is nothing sinister in it. And to me, you are suffering from an anal fissure at the moment. Now I am going to answer your queries one by one and will a...  Read Full »

What causes constipation and white like substance in stools?

Query: I am a tad concerned about some of the things happening with my stomach as of recent. It started off with some mild constipation for a day or 2. After that i started noticing there was a bit of some discomfort on the left side of my abdomen. This peaked my curiosity and send me to internet. Which wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, I thinkyou are suffering of constipation. That is due to diet and lifestyle you follow. If you try to increase fluids intake, fiber, take fiber supplement, probiotics, and gentle laxatives at bedtime, I think you'll get improved. It happens not that often to get cancer for each symptoms...  Read Full »

Does my occasional sharp chest pain with abdominal discomfort indicate heart problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have occasional sharp upper chest pain. I also have right upper abdominal pain with a burning sensation. I have attached my MRI report. Please explain. I am currently on Albuterol, and my ALT and AST levels are also high.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is an over distended gallbladder and no obvious gallbladder stones. The common bile duct is measuring 4 to 5 mm in diameter in its course and is in the normal range. There are no ar...  Read Full »

How to save my molar tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. A few days ago, I had a toothache on my molar teeth and have mobility when touched. I have a big hole in that tooth from my childhood. I guess the black circle is the vein of the tooth. I could not afford to get an implant tooth. I had pain in that tooth a year back...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is clear that this tooth is decayed with loss of large crown structure. The decay has also spread to the roots.  As you have mentioned, there is some mobility on touching the tooth and some...  Read Full »

Why did I not get periods on time even after taking I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend and had an I-pill after 11 hours. I had to get my periods today, but still I have not. Usually, I have a 28 day cycle and today is my 30th day. What shall I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After the I-pill intake periods generally start in the next 7 to 10 days. So, please be patient. For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist  Read Full »

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