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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What medicines can be taken for vomiting after having had IV Methylprednisolone?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is a neuro patient and a week ago she was given five days treatment of Methylprednisolone intravenous. After her discharge, she has been vomiting every now and then. The vomiting usually occurs whenever she tries to move about and travel in cars to see her neurologist. Although...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello,Welcome to Considering the nature of the disease, steroids and the Rituximab, you have to take care of few things: Chances of gastritis and gastric ulcers. Never keep the stomach empty. Have short frequent feeds. Abstain from spicy, fried foods. Abstain from carbonated drinks. Reg...  Read Full »

I can sometimes feel the gas in my throat. I burp every time after eating or drinking. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, 1. I have trapped gas in my throat. Whenever I eat and drink, I burp every time. 2. I can sometimes feel the gas in my throat, which puts pressure on the back of my neck. 3. The gas also seems to push against my eustachian tubes, and I get vertigo. I think it is a mixture of gas and acid,...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your general physician might be right. GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), irritable bowel, or nervous dyspepsia can cause these symptoms. One important cause is aerophagia, which means swallowing excessive air, which can cause bloating, belching, flatulence, and ab...  Read Full »

I have had stomach pain for three days, and it increases after eating. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had pain in my stomach close to my navel for three days. The pain increases after eating food. I had an appendix operation a few years back.Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The stomach pain is most probably due to acidity and gastritis. When it becomes long-standing, then may get converted into a peptic ulcer. You should avoid eating fat-rich, oily, and spicy food. Have some walks after ha...  Read Full »

I have chest pain and shortness of breath. What could be wrong?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 44 years female, for last four days, I am having chest pain with shortness of breath. I consulted a cardiologist and done echo, ECG, and TMT and the reports are alright. The doctor gave me a painkiller, but still having the same problem. What could be wrong and which doctor should...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I need to know more about the symptoms, like precipitating factors, factors that increase pain. It can be gastritis and reflux disease. Do you have upper abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, burping, increase in pain on food, sour water feeling in throat or chest burnin...  Read Full »

Why am I having severe constipation after sigmoidectomy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had small cysts in the past that would come and go during childbearing or menstruating years. I also have IgA deficiency, chronic inflammatory arthritis, autoimmune hypothyroidism, and a low WBC count. My present condition is, for the past several weeks, I have been having pain in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms and an abdominal lump in the left lower abdomen with constipation and bladder symptoms with bloating and decreased appetite do indicate a possibility of a large adrenal mass which could be a developing and growing ovarian cyst or mass, which should be ru...  Read Full »

I am six months pregnant. Why do I have burning pain and numbness in the upper right side of my stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, I am six months pregnant. I am having burning pain and numbness in the upper right side of my stomach. The pain starts in the center of the upper abdomen and spreads to the left side and back. I had gallbladder surgery two years ago. What can be the reason for my discomfort? Kindly ...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your symptoms are of gastritis. At six months, the baby is above the level of the umbilicus, due to which there is little space left for the stomach. It will cause repeated hunger pangs and an early feeling of fullness. I suggest you have ...  Read Full »

Why am I having sharp pain just left of sternum?

Query: Hello doctor,Last night and today, I have been experiencing a sharp pain just left of the sternum, which is not deep, seemingly on top of the rib where it joins the sternum. It lasts a second or two but may repeat several times before stopping in five minutes or so. I went out in the garden today to...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history, and it does not appear to be an ischemic pain. Ischemic pain will not be sharp and so short lasting. So the possibilities are costochondritis and pleuritic or pleuro-pericarditis. Do you get an increase in pain on the application o...  Read Full »

I have occasional sharp pain in my left chest area, indigestion, heartburn, and difficulty falling asleep. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old male, weighing 230 lbs, with a height of 5 feet 7 inches. I have been having complaints of warmness and soreness in the left chest area and under the left arm, twitching all over the body, occasional sharp pain in the left chest, indigestion, heartburn feeling, has not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please attach the reports to guide you appropriately. For how long are you having this problem? What medicines are you taking currently? What are your current blood pressure and blood sugar values? I suggest the following: Drink plenty of ...  Read Full »

I have pain in middle of upper abdomen. What to do to help the pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having gradual pain in the middle of my upper abdomen right below the breasts and pain on the side of my abdomen that radiates to my back. This is accompanied by my stomach feeling tight. Sometimes worse after food sometimes worse on empty stomach. Sometimes wakes me up at night. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The pain in the upper middle abdomen is suggestive of gastritis or acute ulcer-like condition. For that Rabeprazole 20 mg, OD for a week can be given. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their consent. In this ...  Read Full »

My alcoholic son shows aggressive behavior and vomiting. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My eldest son is 45 years old. For many years he has drunk heavily, but until seven weeks ago, he had come off alcohol for around four years.His mother, who has died, had a history of manic depression. My son appears to have similar symptoms. For the past seven weeks, he has drunk bott...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your query. Sorry to hear about the suffering of your son. Your son is an alcoholic with signs of alcohol intoxication (confusion, irritability, and aggressiveness). Alcohol in excessive amounts causes depleted thiamine and glucose in the blood, which causes ...  Read Full »

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