Epigastric Pain

Epigastric pain is known as pain felt in the upper abdomen. It is a common symptom of an upset stomach. It also occurs due to indigestion, acid reflux, GERD, lactose intolerance, drinking alcohol, hiatal hernia, and peptic ulcer disease. It is treated depending on the cause. Taking Antacids can help to reduce it.

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What causes epigastric pain and bloating?

Query: Hi doctor, I had upper abdominal swelling for months, along with tight chest or asthma-like symptoms, which is more difficult to breathe out. Ventolin does not make much of a difference. I am taking Pantoprazole for GERD, which does not make a difference if I take it or not. Small meals seem to mak...  Read Full »


Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How is your sleep, and at what time do you feel such symptoms? Do you have any symptoms of anxiety-like increased heartbeat, headache, dryness of mouth? Do you have any pain in the epigastrium? Have you tried any other medication with Pantoprazole (Pronotix)? Please ...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for epigastric pain.

Query: Hi doctor,I am having pain in my epigastric region for three months. But today it was very high. I am taking an antacid tablet and syrup. I feel better after taking it for a short period of time and after that, I started to have the same pain. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From your history, you seem to have pain secondary to hypersecretion of acid. There are many other reasons to have upper abdominal pain. Do blood and stool test before taking medicines. For now, you can take capsule Esmoprazole 40 mg befor...  Read Full »

I get epigastric pain while sleeping or lying down. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel pain in the epigastrium part of my stomach mostly when I sleep or lay down. It happens only when I lay down at night or daytime.I have heartburn, constipation, gas, bloating in my stomach and I think it may be acid reflux. The interesting part is that all of this happens wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your description it looks like GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). Yes, sometimes it becomes chronic, and it is a very unpleasant feeling. In chronic cases, esophageal sphincter may be incompetent too, which leads to acid reflux. Conservative t...  Read Full »

What does erythema with atrophy of antrum mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. I had a history of on and off acid reflux for a few years. Last month, I had a bad episode of GERD and was prescribed Pantoprazole for a month. It got better and I stopped taking Pantoprazole, but I still have epigastric pain on and off. I had an upper endo...  Read Full »


Dr. Abdullah Sultan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms likely from your stomach. Atrophy and erythema mean there is inflammation, might be from a bacterial infection (helicobacter), which we have to wait for the biopsy result then to be treated with triple therapy. Hyoscyamine drug for intestinal cramps, h...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for chest and stomach pain with the feeling of acid in chest?

Query: Hello doctor, I have on and off fever since last Friday and been having chest and stomach pain since yesterday (pain somewhere in between the chest and the stomach). I have a loss of appetite and can feel acid coming out of my chest a few times. I also feel like I always need to poop but nothing i...  Read Full »


Dr. Aleph

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How high was the fever? Any other symptoms such as cough, colds, body aches, sore throat, and pain during urination? How would you describe abdominal pain, burning, crampy, or stabbing? Does it radiate to the back? If yes, which side? Does it occur after food intake? Do...  Read Full »

I suffer from erosive antral gastritis for a long time. Please suggest permanent solution.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 43 years old. From my 25 years of age I am suffering from burning epigastrium i.e. erosive antral gastritis. The endoscopy report shows erosion ++, congestion +. My Physician has suggested any of PPI like Pantroprazole 40 mg OD or Rabeprazole 40 mg OD. I Simply wish to know is t...  Read Full »


Dr. Lohit Chauhan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Along with chronic gastritis, you seem to be having hypertension and might also have diabetes. You must get your HbA1C (glycated hemoglobin) levels done. The chronic gastritis is basically of 3 types, environmental, autoimmune and least common diffuse antral gastritis....  Read Full »

I am experiencing sharp pain in the area below my left breast and near the rib cage. Is it serious?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old female. I am experiencing sharp pain in the area below my left breast and near the rib cage. Could it be something serious?  Read Full »


Dr. Vijay Kumar Kumawat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query carefully, before any prescription I want to know few things, 1. The exact location of pain? 2. Type of pain like sharp, cutting, and duration of pain? 3. Any previous history of any disease? 4. Hypertension and diabetes? 5. Current medica...  Read Full »

Why do I have sticky stools, low back pain and loss of appetite?

Query: Hello, I am a 20 year old boy having epigastric pain only early in the morning before going to the toilet. I also have a complaint of sticky stools, lower back pain and loss of appetite. What would be the cause for my problems? Is it curable? Is it due to sexually transmitted diseases? Because,unf...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramya Marattil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before advising any treatment, I would like to know the following: Since how long have you been complaining of these symptoms? Do you have any sort of abdominal pain or urge for defecation soon after the intake of food? Does the stool have any foul smell or contain...  Read Full »

I feel excessive gas formation and numbness of head. Is it a psychiatric issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been hospitalized for excessive gas and the doctor ran a liver profile which came out normal. So, the doctor diagnosed that my excessive gas formation was due to anxiety and they prescribed Xet CR, Etizola, Clonafit, and Rabekind. I have used Etizolam for three weeks and stoppe...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A lot of individuals with anxiety present with symptoms of epigastric discomfort. This could present as symptoms of excessive gas formation. It is usually accompanied with symptoms like rapid heart rate, sweating, trembling of hands or body, sense of fear, feeling as...  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 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Chitrangada

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. For more information consult a radiologist online --> https://icli...  Read Full »

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