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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Why do I get fullness and warmth feeling in the chest with excess burping?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52-year-old male. I am an athlete and health-conscious, No drugs. Rarely drink (on holidays) and eat pretty healthy and clean. My current issue is weight loss 10 pounds from last year. It is hard to keep weight on, major debilitating fatigue, burping a lot, fullness under right rib...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your description, I learned that you are an otherwise healthy lifestyle man with good nutrition and no significant addictions. The investigations and tests done so far regarding the lung and abdominal complaints are normal, and there is no need to...  Read Full »

I regularly wake up at 3 AM with stomach pain and burning sensation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a female age 46. Every day, for about 20 days now, I get up between 3 and 4 AM feeling giddy, uneasy with burning, and pain in the stomach and then pass gas in about 15 to 20 minutes which makes it little better and within another 15 to 30 minutes go to the potty which makes it muc...  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. I suggest taking a medication for one month. If the symptoms are still there we should do a test for Helicobacter pylori, if positive eradication treatment will be required. Thanks....  Read Full »

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 (Magnesiu...  Read Full »

Why does my mom repeatedly have pain under the breastbone?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is 63 years of age. She is getting pain under her right breastbone followed by acid reflux and burning in her stomach with a sour taste in her mouth. They did an ultrasound, which showed three gallstones. She had her gallbladder removed three months ago. Now, she is getting the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The initial presentation of your mom was consistent with dyspepsia and I am not surprised that her symptoms are back. The issue that needs further investigation is the fact that she is not responding to the conventional therapy with Omeprazole.I have a few questions; i...  Read Full »

I have an urge to go to toilet immediately after eating. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, It has been more than a month. The problem started with gastric issues in my stomach. Then it started with some stomach irritation and cramps. And then gradually I felt like whenever I ate something I feel like going to toilet. I reported it to my GP and she said to take Pantaprazole...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have two problems: 1. H.Pylori associated dyspepsia for which you received treatment and hope that it will improve. 2. You have postprandial defecation and going to toilet, which is more suggestive of irritable bowel. I will advise to continue your Pantoprazole, pr...  Read Full »

My 8-year-old son is suffering from stomach pain. Kindly suggest a treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, My 8-year-old son is suffering from stomach pain. The doctor said he had acidity and prescribed the tablet Drotin and Rantac syrup. Kindly suggest a treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Sumera Abbas Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kids may suffer from dyspepsia depending on their dietary habits, especially if they eat a lot of junk food. The medicines as prescribed by the doctor are a good choice. Start with these medications. Take care of the following : 1) Cut short his junk food, soft drin...  Read Full »

What medication should I take for hyperacidity with stomach pain, nausea and dizziness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I weigh about 45 kg with a height of 5'3". I am experiencing severe stomachache, hyperacidity, dizziness, and nausea. This is the first time I felt and I feel like there is too much acid on my stomach. What medications can I take?  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshith Sardool Kothapalli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are experiencing dyspepsia, and epigastric pain if I am not wrong. It is due to hypersecretion of gastric acid or due to some insult against the gastric mucosa which is a protective layer of the stomach. This layer gets eroded due to various reasons like alcohol, p...  Read Full »

My husband suffers from bloating and chronic constipation, and no medication works for him. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,My husband is experiencing bloating and slight constipation. This is probably his 4th episode in a four-year time frame. An emergency visit and an urgent care visit followed the prior episodes. During the last episode, it was concluded that Tablet Alevue was the problem. He no longer takes...  Read Full »

Dr. K. Shanmuganandan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your husband has dyspepsia; it is infrequent since it is episodic. It may be related to drugs or any foodstuff. Please take soft diet fruits and liquid food. Please inform us if fever, weight loss, or thyroid issues exist. Please also avoid T...  Read Full »

What is the reason for abdomen pain and poor appetite?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an unmarried 35-year-old male. It all started last month when I experienced mid-epigastric pain one fine morning. I took some pain relievers and got rid of that. Then, after almost a week, I got lower back pain on the right side suddenly one morning, then, upper back pain middle t...  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The scans are suggestive of a systemic disorder rather than a focal lesion, and they perfectly correlate with your symptoms. Please send your ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) levels. Thank you.   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 w...  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 »

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