Dyspepsia, also called indigestion, is the term used to describe discomfort in the upper abdomen. It is a symptom and not a disease. The symptoms of indigestion are burning stomach, stomach pain, bloating, nausea, and vomiting. The causes include ulcers, GERD, IBS, pregnancy, etc.

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I often get a grumbling feeling in my stomach. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, From time to time, I get empty stomach or grumbling feeling below the sternum. No pain/ everything else is alright. My appetite is good, bowel movements are normal. The sensation can last several days, subside for days or weeks and then reappear. Ideas?  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. From what you mentioned, most probably you have dyspepsia which is a problem due to abnormal gastric acid secretion. I suggest a trial of Pantoprazole 20 mg tablet once a day before breakfast for a month. Eat simple meals. Have Maalox (Magne...  Read Full »

How to overcome IBS symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had IBS for 25 years now. My symptoms have changed over the years. It started with stomach gas, discomfort, and loose stools. Later I had constipation, GERD, and stomach pain. For the past 15 years, I have had diarrhea, loose stools, and also acidity and nausea. I am not able to e...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can only imagine the level of your endurance while being through all this. Given your uncontrolled symptoms make me believe there must be various mishaps while management of your symptoms. As from your history, given no alarms symptoms like weight loss, decreased ...  Read Full »

I feel pain and bloating after eating anything. Please help me out.

Query: Hello doctor, After eating my food or anything like dairy products, etc., my stomach bloats, and there is pain below the breast on both sides, but mainly on the left side. On touching the ribs, I have pain. I had undergone appendicitis surgery in the past. Please help me out. It has been there for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sultan Zeb Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know if you had any weight loss recently, used painkillers excessively, or had black-colored stool or blood with vomit? Do you have vomiting? Or a family history of any stomach cancer? If all these are negative, then you are suffering from functional...  Read Full »

How long can I take Pan-D for stomach bloating and gastritis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a gastric problem for the past seven years. My stomach feels bloated and heavy after taking some food items. I have lactose intolerance for the past five years and milk products cause gastric problems immediately. I have this similar problem after taking oily foods also. It...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V. Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You seem to have functional dyspepsia. As you are having problems for seven years, it is good to undergo an endoscopy soon. You have less chance to have irritatable bowel syndrome. There is no cure for it but it can be controlled. Some patient...  Read Full »

I have fever and white vaginal discharge. What can this be?

Query: Hello doctor, My last menstrual cycle was three weeks ago and had one heavy bleeding on one day and the following three days, I only had spotting. I have had continuous warm icy hot sensation through my stomach, 97 degree Fahrenheit and higher body temperatures, and had milky white discharge. This ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have had heavy menses eighteen days ago and early ovulation possibly on ten days ago that is day 9 of the cycle. Milky white discharge is common during mid-cycle ovulation period. The present discharge on day 19 of the cycle is thick, curdy, white jelly. T...  Read Full »

How to treat indigestion and worm infestation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48 year old male, who is in good health. I have a long history of indigestion, mostly experienced as a pressure in the throat. About ten years ago, I had a clear endoscopy, and I took Nexium for six months and cut way back on alcohol drinking, which seemed to do the trick. I had...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). For dyspepsia and gastritis, I would suggest you take Nexium (Esomeprazole). Initially, take it 40 mg twice daily, however, if it is not relieved, doses can be increased to 80 mg twice a d...  Read Full »

Can dyspepsia with gastritis cause bloating and constipation?

Query: Hi doctor,My lower abdomen is constantly bloated and swollen. My symptoms include chronic bloating, constipation, no period, swollen pelvis area, fatigue, and painful intercourse. My blood work and ultrasound are normal. The symptoms have lasted over six months. I am a 25-year-old female, of height ...  Read Full »

Dr. Md Raihan Uddin Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You mentioned recently you did a blood investigation and ultrasound of the abdomen, and it was normal, so do not worry too much. About your constipation and bloating, you can change diet habits, increase vegetables and fiber diet in your food and avoid spicy, oily, an...  Read Full »

Are excessive stomach gas and burps signs of something worse?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old male, 6 feet tall, and I weigh 170 pounds. I am healthy, and I do exercise three times a week. Recently I have been having a problem going for over a year already. I keep feeling like there is a lot of gas in my stomach, and I need to burp so badly in order to get it o...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V. Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptom of excessive gas filling up in the abdomen, bloating sensation, needing to burp are possibly signs of dyspepsia which is a medical term to describe disorders of upper gastrointestinal tract. It is usually a result of increased acid production in the stomach....  Read Full »

Can a fatty liver cause right side stomach pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have fatty liver and I have pain on the right side of my stomach. When I touch it, it produces warm pain and I feel warm inside. Currently, I am taking Liv 52 DS. Before stopping it, I was using it for two to three months. I am not going walking and doing exercise for a month. After ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It seems that pain over the stomach occurs secondary to increase gas production and acid production. As there is no weight loss in these last six months, I reassure you that it is not a serious problem. There are many factors that can abnormal...  Read Full »

Why do I often have bloated stomach and burp after eating or drinking?

Query: Hello doctor, I am going tomorrow to get retested for H.pylori. I have been off medicines for two weeks and still having a bloated, distended stomach, burping after eating or drinking, and some flatulence. I am wondering why I still have a bloated stomach? Maybe I should see obstetrics and gynecolo...  Read Full »

Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please answer a few of my questions: 1. Which test did you do for H.pylori? Please share the report if possible. 2. Did you get any treatment for H.pylori? If yes, then which medicine did you use? 3. Since how long you feel such symptoms? Is there any change ...  Read Full »

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