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Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is caused when the acid in the stomach travel up to the throat and create a burning feeling in the chest. The symptoms are heartburn, bad breath, sore throat, hoarse voice, bloating, etc. It can be caused by consuming spicy and fatty food or due to obesity, stress, anxiety, pregnancy, smoking, etc.

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Kindly suggest some tests to diagnose IBS.

Query: Hi doctor, I have extreme upper abdominal pain or pressure feeling after eating. It causes nausea and vomiting within minutes after eating or drinking anything, including water sometimes. I have had several CAT scans, barium x-ray, two endoscopies, an EKG, a CAT scan of my brain and tons of blood wo...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. After going through your query, it seems to me that you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) associated with acid reflux disease. Pain in the abdomen with normal investigations is a consistent feature of IBS, as is true in you...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain below my right chest and back?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a feeling of pain below my right chest and in the back (right shoulder). Sometimes the pain changes to different positions. Sometimes the pain is sharp at one point and mild at another. From yesterday I have this pain. I do not have a fever, cough, or mucus. I had a similar pain a...  Read Full »

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your history, you have pain on the right side of your chest. Since you are young, it could be primarily acidity-related problems as your previous doctor might have felt the same thing and prescribed you the medicines for the gas problem. Your vital parameters a...  Read Full »

My fiance has severe abdominal pain and feels nauseous. Is it due to gas?

Query: Hello doctor, My fianc√© and I just got over a really nasty cold that lasted about five days. I am completely fine, and her cold is gone, but she has had much of an appetite and has been complaining about being nauseous. After taking a nap she woke up with severe pain in her upper left abdomen. She ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. It is most probably an acidity and gastritis. Does she also have bloating, burping, increase in pain on food, sour water feeling in the throat, or chest burning,? These are the other symptoms that may be associated....  Read Full »

I had severe tummy cramps and constipation. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had severe tummy cramps, just under the ribs. For about a month some days I cannot keep any food or drink sown, but other days it is tolerable. I have not been doing much bowel movement and feel constipated, but when I do go it is still soft. At first, it was thought to be GERD,...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems you are suffering from acid peptic disease or acid reflux disease. This usually presents with pain in the upper part of abdomen. However, I would like to rule out any evidence of gall bladder stones that can cause pain. If you have any hunger pains, any fullne...  Read Full »

Kindly help me get relief from upper abdominal pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old male. My height is 5'9", and weight is 220 lbs. I am a smoker and not on any medication. Over the past seven months or so, I have been experiencing on and off severe upper abdominal pain (center), and that radiates through to my back. At times, the pain may just be some...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most likely it is acidity and reflux disease. You will beed endoscopy to confirm the diagnosis and rule out ulcer. The common cause for this is Helicobacter pylori and for which you should have urease breath test, which if positive or even otherwise empirically you ca...  Read Full »

I am a 36-year-old female, having dull abdominal pain, acid reflux, and slight yellowing of eyes. I was a chronic drinker before. What could be the possible cause?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 36-year-old female, having dull abdominal pain, acid reflux, and slight yellowing of eyes. My bilirubin level is 1.3 mg/dL, AST 17 U/L and ALT 32 U/L. I use to drink heavily in my 20's. For the past two months, I did not drink anything. I am having acid reflux for 10 years on and...  Read Full »

Dr. Jagdish Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Bilirubin, and AST (aspartate aminotransferase), ALT (alanine transaminase) are normal. The liver is okay till now. For acid reflux, you need to improve your lifestyle and do regular exercise and meditation, and yoga. Av...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for abdominal pain post meals in a COPD patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 56 years old. She feels pain and burning sensation in her abdominal area. Initially, it started from the right side of her upper abdominal area then after few days to the left side. It often occurs after eating. Although, we consulted her usual doctor, who prescribes her f...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your mother has been suffering from pain and burning sensation in the abdominal area for few days. She is a known case of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and HTN (hypertension). Well, such type of...  Read Full »

I am a 20-year-old with a persistent throat infection that is making it difficult to eat, drink, or talk despite medication. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old male with throat problems. I consulted a doctor who told me it was a throat infection. After a few weeks of medication, I felt better. Recently, I have been having a sore throat. When I checked in the mirror, my throat appeared red. I am experiencing slight pain ne...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. The most common reason for throat irritation and a sensation of lump or obstruction while swallowing saliva is a feature of chronic silent GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) with LPR (laryngopharyngeal refl...  Read Full »

Why do certain food items trigger acid reflux and headaches?

Query: Hi doctor, I am unable to eat chocolate, tea, coffee, sour items, citrus fruits, and sweet items. I get a migraine on the top of the head. I have pain in my head immediately after taking these food items. Can I have acid reflux on my head? Generally, acid reflux occurs in the stomach but I am getti...  Read Full »

Dr. Nitin Dongre

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The foods that trigger your headache cause migraine in you and they should not be taken. Migraine is a type of headache. Sometimes, patients have vomiting due to it. You should take medicines to get relief. Try to take them for a little longer time and do not stop it un...  Read Full »

Will hypertensive medication cause stomach bloating and chest heaviness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling bloated (gas in the stomach), heaviness in the chest, feeling that there is phlegm in the throat. When burping or belching, I felt relieved and fine. But after a while, the above symptoms appear again. I am a 60-year-old female with hypertension and I am currently taking...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I guess you are on Twynsta 40/10 which is a combination of Telmisartan and Amlodipine and Bisoprolol 5 mg. So this is likely a gastric and reflux problem, however, sometimes symptoms of gastritis and heart disease overlap in elders with such symptoms. Electrocardiog...  Read Full »

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