Common "Gastritis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Inflammation of the gastric (stomach) lining is called gastritis. It is most often caused by irritation of the gastric lining due to excessive alcohol intake, bacterial infection, chronic vomiting, or prolonged use of certain painkillers. The symptoms are nausea, vomiting, indigestion, heartburn, stomach pain, etc.

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I have been experiencing anal leakage since I started taking PPIs for gastritis three years back. How can I overcome it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an issue with rectal watery discharge, which may occasionally be visible outside of my trousers. It all started three years ago when I was diagnosed with gastritis and was prescribed PPIs (proton pump inhibitor). After seeing a couple of doctors and being prescribed antibiotics,...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, I have studied your case history and included a prescription or note from your treating physician describing your local examination and colonoscopy recommendations. Rectal watery discharge can be caused by a leaky anal sphincter, a minor anal fissure, erosions caused by diarrhea or excessivel...  Read Full »

How to manage abdominal distension and indigestion?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last one month, I have abdominal distention, indigestion and dyspepsia. I feel pain in the abdomen, bloating, nausea and burping. The pain in the abdomen recurs after a few hours. It is more frequent during daytime (mostly after taking the meals) and less during the night. I have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and most are normal. It seems you are suffering from colitis or gastritis. Avoid junk food and fermented food. I suggest you take a good probiotic twice a day for 10 days with your do...  Read Full »

I am suffering from pain in my upper abdomen that radiates to the upper back. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female and weigh 128 pounds. I have pain in my upper abdomen from under my breast to my belly button. Sometimes it sends a sharp pain in my upper back. I am nauseated and feel hungry even though I just ate. A few weeks ago, I was hurt, and they prescribed me Ibuprofen 800 mg. Th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It is most likely an acidity and gastritis. You should not take Ibuprofen for this problem as it will increase your gastritis. You should avoid a fatty, oily, and spicy diet. Have some walks after having food instead of...  Read Full »

What could cause tolerable pain in the right upper part of the abdomen below the ribs?

Query: Hello doctor, Sometimes, I have pain but tolerable in my upper right part of the abdomen just a little below the rib part. I do not smoke and drink too. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, BP is fine for your weight. Among reports, your lipid profile is deranged and rest is fine. In that, your LDL (low density lipoprotein) or bad cholesterol is elevated. Since you are young, it is better to try trial of healthy lifestyle for a period of eight ...  Read Full »

I am a 32-year-old male suffering from severe abdominal pain for the last five days. Blood work and CT appears normal. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male. I weigh 270 lbs and my height is 5 foot 10 inches. I have severe abdominal pain for the last five days. I went to the ER today and had a CT scan done along with blood work. Everything was fine, but I am still having excruciating pain. Currently on insulin for d...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Kindly share your CT (computed tomography) scan report and blood workup. Kindly answer a few important questions for me to guide you better. Where exactly are you having the pain? Specify whether in the upper or lower ab...  Read Full »

Please help my mother, who is suffering from severe gastric issues and constipation.

Query: Hi doctor,My mother is 66 years old. She is suffering from severe gastric trouble. She has had her gall bladder removed 20 years back and since then takes a lot of precautions while eating. Since last week she is having a lot of gastric issues and constipation. She had severe pain last week and has ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With the history you have mentioned, abdominal pain, vomiting, and constipation, we need to check for any presence of subacute intestinal obstruction. It can also be due to potassium deficiency in the body which will slow down the intestinal movements and cause such ...  Read Full »

What causes upper abdominal pain in alcoholics?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my left upper abdomen and feels like something is about to bulge out. I smoke and drink too. I feel quite congested and full at times and it has affected my activity too. Sometimes the pain radiates to the back and I have difficulty in breathing as well. I am 6'2" in h...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your complaint of left-sided pain in the abdomen and its running to the back can be suggestive of one of the following: 1) Gastritis is the swelling or inflammation of the stomach. The acid problems may be due to your obesity as your weight and BMI are high 32.89. It m...  Read Full »

How to treat lower back and upper abdominal pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 54-year-old female with a weight of 60 kilograms and a height of five feet three inches. I have extreme pain in my lower back and upper abdomen. Currently, I am taking Maalox and Kremil-S for three days. But still, I have pain. Please suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether you have any burning sensation while urination and acidity in the stomach. Maalox does not help with the pain. Please mention your symptoms in detail.   Read Full »

Could pain in shoulders, back and chest post gallbladder surgery occur due to gastritis?

Query: Hello doctor. I had gallbladder surgery before two weeks. Why would I still have pain? I was told I could eat a normal diet but I have pain in shoulders, back, and chest and burning sensation in chest and shoulders. Is this gastritis after surgery? I am currently on Pantoprazole, Famotidine, Cetir...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, yes, gastritis can occur post-surgery. Two factors one is peri-operative stress leading to excessive acid production, secondly the bile can reflux back into the stomach (however rare) due to the removal of gallbladder. You have been using Pantoprazole (proton ...  Read Full »

Left sided abdominal pain

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old, female. I went to the emergency room a few days back. The CT scan was done to check my ovary and when I look at my blood work for the past few years, I was wondering if there was any relation between some of the rising levels especially if anything is not functioning...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello,Welcome to attached reports are not suggesting any specific cancer (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The left-sided abdominal pain could be due to gastritis or diverticulitis. For that, fiber diet can be taken more and antacid like Rabeprazole can be prescribed...  Read Full »

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