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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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Why do I feel excessive gas and belching that feels like choking?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having excessive gas and belching to the point where it feels like I am being choked. My stomach area also feels tight, but that might be from the bloating.  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms look more from gastritis and acid reflux. You need to modify your dietary habits as well as add a few medicines. Practice small frequent feeds rather than heavy meals. Avoid excess water when you eat food. Avoid talking while having food as this leads to ae...  Read Full »

I am a 21-year-old female with sudden pain in my stomach below the chest for about five minutes. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 21-year-old female. I suffer from a problem of sudden pain for five minutes in my stomach below my chest. This problem is from the last three days. At first, I thought that it was gas, but now, I do not think it is due to gas. Please help me.   Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Your symptoms are suggestive of either acute gastritis or acid reflux problem. I suggest you take an antacid like Rabeprazole 20 mg once daily for a week. I suggest you the following practices: Take cooked oatmeal ...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about my pronounced heartbeat?

Query: Hello doctor,I had constipation two months ago, and the first week of last month I had acidity. Now, whether I stand, sit, or lie down, I feel my heartbeat, but the doctor said it was normal. I am taking a gastrogel for acid for heartburn, but it has been 24 hours and I still feel my heart racing. P...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. An unusual awareness of one's heartbeats is called palpitations. Palpitations may occur due to various reasons: 1. Fast heart rate (many causes). 2. Slower heart rate (many causes). 3. Irregular heart rate (many cause...  Read Full »

I have stomach pain after taking alcohol on an empty stomach. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 years old male. On the weekend, I drank alcohol on an empty stomach, only cause my stomach was full. Then on Sunday again, I drank alcohol without eating, then I ate around 21:00. Tuesday, when I woke up, I had severe stomach pain. I thought I was hungry, but still, it is hitti...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The pain is due to muscle spasms and consuming alcohol for a long time. So there is dehydration caused by alcohol, and abdomen muscles are spasm. In such cases, sometimes IV (intravenous) fluids are required and injections to relieve the pain. It might also be due to ga...  Read Full »

I have had pain above my belly button and diarrhea and vomiting. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16-year-old female with pain above my belly button for about five days. It started suddenly when I was lying down and took medicine for nausea. But it did not help, and at night, I had severe pain, like throbbing pain inside the stomach at the same place. Also, I had diarrhea...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It might be due to food poisoning. I would suggest the following: Tablet Pantoprazole 40mg (proton pump inhibitor) tablets once daily. Have probiotic like Darolac. Have bland food for a couple of days. Keep yourself well hydrated. I hope this helps. Thank you....  Read Full »

I have been experiencing severe pain in the right side of my abdomen and frequently going to the toilet. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having a shifting stomach pain near my right abdomen and a bubbling sensation in the left. I am also going to the toilet frequently.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You can have gastritis or gastroenteritis-like condition. You can take the prescribed Lexapro as an antacid for a week. Meanwhile, avoid gastric irritants like excess spicy foods and smoking. Avoid stress as well. Cooked oatmeal helps in soot...  Read Full »

I have difficulty even after following treatment and lifestyle modification for helicobacter infection and chronic gastritis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a couple of questions and hope you can answer them. This summer, I had a gastroscopy due to pain in my stomach. I underwent a biopsy and was diagnosed with Helicobacter infection and chronic gastritis. I took three different antibiotics, a tablet of Nexium, and a probiotic for 14 d...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am reviewing your case history in detail and will get back to you in a while. I will respond to your questions one by one. Just give me a while. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have been having vomiting for a few months. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. I have been suffering from vomiting for the last three to four months, unable to take proper food, and had an endoscopy. It showed corpus gastritis with submucosal swelling. I had gastric problems with Helicobacter pylori infection sometime back and had co...  Read Full »

Dr. Shankar Lal Jat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Vomiting can occur due to gastritis or slow gastric emptying, leading to upper abdomen heaviness. I suggest the following. 1. Dietary modifications such as small frequent meals (rather than heavy meals). 2. Avoid eati...  Read Full »

Why does my 76-year-old uncle have abdominal pain and severe vomiting despite taking medications?

Query: Hello doctor, My uncle, aged 76 years, had experienced abdominal pain with frequent cramps last evening, possibly due to either indigestion, acidity, or gas. To subside abdominal cramps, I gave him Meftal Spas and Pantop 40 mg, following which he started vomiting. After two to three episodes of vomi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. As you have described, your uncle might have got acute gastroenteritis, which means the stomach is upset because of infections. Therefore, the medicines need to be given via intravenous route as through the mouth can cause vomiting. I woul...  Read Full »

Should I quit my meds for stomach pain as I feel nauseous?

Query: Hello doctor, I had stomach pain, bloating, gurgling and pelvic pressure one month ago. A left ovary follicle and grade 1 fatty liver were found in my ultrasound. My (cancer antigen) CA125 value was 9. I was referred to a gastroenterologist who recommended the tablet Pantoprazole and Normaxin for te...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since how long have you been taking the medications, and are you taking them regularly?  Read Full »

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