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Digestive Problems

Some common digestive problems include gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, gastritis, stomach flu, gluten sensitivity, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, and constipation. Eating less fiber diet, taking more dairy products, inadequate exercise, and stress are some factors that cause digestive problems. The symptoms are bloating, diarrhea, heartburn, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Following some changes in diet and having lifestyle modification helps in managing it.

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I am a 19-year-old boy having digestive problems with the history of gallbladder removal. Kindly help.

Query: I am a 19-year-old boy and have been dealing with digestive problems. I have been experiencing constipation for the past eight months, struggling to pass stool completely. The consistency of my stool is soft and lumpy, and it has an unpleasant odor. There are occasions when mucus and undigested food...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. After thoroughly reviewing your medical history and the attached ultrasound abdomen report (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), Here is my analysis. Your altered bowel habits, combined with intermitte...  Read Full »

I have been having lower back pain along with stomach and digestion issues despite having normal X-rays. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I got my X-ray done at the chiropractor for lower back pain but I am also having stomach and digestion issues. Just want a second opinion to make sure there is nothing seen on the X-rays that could be of concern. I have no significant medical history except for abdominoplasty three yea...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammed Hassan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to All the X-rays showed degenerative changes, nothing else, but I would suggest you go for an MRI for better visualization and will able to see the bones, ligaments, and other internal structures. You have almost X-ray on a daily basis, which is not good, and in degene...  Read Full »

I have been prescribed Mirtazapine for my intestinal issues. How long should I take it?

Query: Hello doctor, I moved to a new country four years ago. I used to eat at hotels or restaurants. As a result, I had frequent food poisoning episodes. I got food poisoning more than 20 times in two years. Each time, it was treated with a course of antibiotics. For the last three years, I have completel...  Read Full »

Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Frequent gastrointestinal infections have triggered irritable bowel syndrome. Mirtazapine is used for IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and shows promising results. It is quite safe. Initially, take it for three months. Then, you can stop a...  Read Full »

Why do I get an upset stomach, noises, and loose motion on drinking milk?

Query: Hi, I have had a frequent gas problem for a month because of drinking energy drinks for many years. Doctor gave me Nexium 40 mg. I have been taking it for the last three days, but I am not sure it is helping and improving my condition. Whenever I drink milk, I get an upset stomach, noises, and get l...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankur Jindal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Your symptoms suggest it can be functional dyspepsia or irritable bowel syndrome. I have these suggestions for you- 1. You must avoid eating spicy junk food and juices. 2. You must try to eat small frequent meals. 3. Y...  Read Full »

My son has elevated ALT and serum ferritin levels. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 21-year-old son has elevated ALT (125 U/L) and elevated serum ferritin (665 micrograms/L). These levels may be higher now, as they were elevated but significantly lower three months ago. He also has slightly elevated creatinine and albumin. His urine is clear, but I am advised that ...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I should rule out alcohol use or the use of any other drugs. If nothing, then you should get further diagnostic tests to determine the correct diagnosis. Unfortunately, we should think over all possible alternatives...  Read Full »

How to switch Ramosetron from Librax for my digestive issues?

Query: Hello doctor, When I moved to a new city four years back, I used to eat hotel food which caused frequent food poisoning episodes. I got food poisoning more than 20 times over two years. Each time it was treated with a course of antibiotics. Ever since, there has been something that is not normal wit...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You must understand that you suffer from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Tablet Ramosetron is a vomiting medicine, though it is used in diarrhea prominent IBS. So, I am pretty sure it is not going to help you. On the o...  Read Full »

I have digestive problems, stress, and back pain. Why so?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 48 years old, and I suffer from an intermittent digestive problem. I am slightly overweight and suffer from extreme stress. I have a few symptoms, and I feel like food and gas are stuck in my throat. Also, when lying in bed, I sometimes get a flutter in my throat, like a big ball of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for consulting us on I went through your query and understood your concern. I will try to answer your questions one by one, 1) Intermittent symptoms are relatively less dangerous as compared to persistent symptoms. Some other important point...  Read Full »

Kid has flatulence, digestion problem, and stomachache after eating. Please suggest some medicine.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 6-year-old child. She has flatulence, digestion problem, and stomach ache after eating. Today, her stool was like mucus. Please suggest some medicines. Currently she is on Neopeptine.  Read Full »

Dr. Parmar Vishal Himatlal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please do not give milk products for the time being. Kindly consult your doctor to discuss the suggestion and take the treatment with consent. 1. Syrup Rantac 5 ml (Ranitidine) twice a day for five days. 2. Econorm sachets (Saccharomyces ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing digestive symptoms caused by H. pylori infection and I am allergic to Clarithromycin and a few other drugs. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am experiencing symptoms such as belching, indigestion, nausea, excessive gas, and vomiting, which are caused by an H. pylori infection. I have a severe allergy to Clarithromycin and other medications, except for the following ones: Famotidine, Amoxicillin, and Norflox-TZ. Can I take ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and I am sorry to hear about your discomfort. Allow me to guide you through your query. Firstly, please inform me how you determined that your current gastric symptoms are due to an Helicobacter. pylori infection. Have you undergone any tests to ...  Read Full »

My 5-year-old daughter suffers from on and off stomach pain. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is five years old. She had on and off pain in her stomach and a terrible smell when she farts. Please help me out in this problem. I gave her Cyclopam but was not so effective. She is currently on Colicaid.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The first striking point I have noted in your history is the weight of the child. This history coupled with the history of abdominal pain and indigestion may be indicative of a metabolic disorder or disorder associated with digestion of food. It needs to be evaluate...  Read Full »

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