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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I have been experiencing stomach pain after sex, and my periods are irregular as well as painful. Should I undergo a scan to know about my problem?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 29-year-old female. My periods are irregular and painful as well. The flow is occasionally heavy. I have had nausea throughout my period. I recently had sex with my husband, and now I am experiencing severe abdominal discomfort. I did not use any medication for this. Is everythin... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Irregular periods, painful periods, heavy flow, and nausea can be symptoms of various gynecological issues, such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or ovarian cysts. Pain in the abdomen after intercourse could be ... Read Full »
Why am I having discomfort and heaviness in the stomach, chest, and throat?
Query: Hi doctor,I am 59-years-old and have had issues in my stomach, chest, and throat for the last three years. I feel heaviness in my throat and chest. I did an endoscopy and ultrasound whatever is required. I consulted an ENT specialist and physician for the same. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinic.com I understand your concern. All those complaints seems to be due to acid reflux from the food pipe to the stomach. Most of the people have normal results during endoscopy. I would suggest the following: Avoid oily and spicy foods. Avoid caffeinated and aerated dr... Read Full »
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
My mother has diarrhea, and her stomach is bloated and paining. 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
I have been experiencing nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and migraine, along with vaginal discharge, which is yellow. Is it due to birth control pills?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing fatigue, slight light-headedness, dizziness, blurred vision, and nausea for the past three days. The first day, I woke up with a pounding migraine that lasted the whole day until the next morning. I have also noticed that I am not bleeding normally during my pe... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. However, as per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalances caused by pills. Once you stop the pill, periods usually resume within a month, but sometimes, menstruation takes time,... Read Full »
I have pain on palpation in the right side of my stomach despite taking gastric medicine. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from pain on the right side of my abdomen, from the past three days. It pains more when I press my abdomen. The pain is not very severe, and it comes and goes. I thought it is a gastric pain, so I took medicines for it. But, it did not help me get rid of the pain. Wh... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are a few things we worry about in that particular area: Appendicitis: It does not seem to be an acute inflammation; otherwise, you should be in severe pain and unable to do anything. However, it may be chronic recurring appendicitis. Diverticulitis: It u... Read Full »
I have been experiencing bloating, pain, and discomfort in my stomach. How can I overcome it?
Query: Hi doctor, I had some chinese food from a place I had never eaten previously for lunch. I was fine. Later that night, I ate crab legs around 11 pm. I stood up for a while and then went to sleep. I woke up at 5 am the next day feeling queasy and bloated, and my stomach was hurting. I went upstairs to... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq.com. I will help to guide you further regarding your complaint. According to history, it is a case of food poisoning that is acute gastroenteritis. Here infection might not be resolved completely, so pain can be there. It is advisable to investigate with stool routine mi... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
I am trying to conceive, but I noticed a creamy white watery discharge after ovulation. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,I am trying to conceive. But about a week after ovulation, I started noticing a creamy white watery discharge on my underwear. I had never experienced anything like this, not even when I got my menses. I am experiencing abdominal tightness today, and my menses are not due. I do not know... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have described you are trying for conception. The menstrual cycle is made up of hormones, and conception occurs with the help of these hormones and pregnancy. All hormones have side effects as well. Most of the symptoms, like engorged breast, and abdominal tightn... Read Full »
I have nausea and burning pain in abdomen. Please provide advise.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, 45 kg, 5 feet one inch. I have nausea, slight pain and burning sensation in upper left abdomen, and discomfort on the left side of the abdomen. I am currently on Dolgina, Librax, Calbo. Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The burning pain and nausea with pain are suggestive of viral gastritis or small ulcer. Acidity or acid reflux from that can lead to nausea by irritation of posterior pharynx. I suggest taking Rabeprazole 20 mg OD for a week. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss wi... Read Full »