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 can I do to completely get rid of my recurring stomach ulcer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a stomach ulcer that is not caused by H. pylori, and it is not an NSAID ulcer as well. What can I do to completely get rid of this ulcer? I am taking Ranitidine for it. The ulcer has come and gone over the past two years roughly. The stomach ulcer was diagnosed by asking a serie...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, from your history, it is not proven that you have an ulcer. It may just be underlying gastritis. I suggest you- 1. You must avoid the precipitating factors like spicy, fried food, alcohol, marijuana, etc. 2. You must lead a stress-free life. 3. You mjus...  Read Full »

My 40-year-old wife has abdominal pain and an urge to pass stools frequently. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife, around 40 years old, has anterior abdominal pain. She has the urge to pass stool most of the time. She says it is a band-like pain stretching from left to right. She had constipation a couple of days ago. Now stool is normal. She had a similar issue a couple of months ago but...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. This looks like an intestine infection. I would suggest the same medication for three days, and for pain, I would suggest tablet Cyclopam (Dicyclomine and Paracetamol). Also, ask her to avoid oily and spicy food and intake more liquids. Th...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain and bloating on the left side of my upper stomach?

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain and bloating on the left side of my upper stomach, just under my left breast. When I eat food, it starts to bloat up and is painful, like my ribs are having pressure pushed on them. I do not feel unwell with this symptom, but I have been constipated, and my poo is light brown. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Sir, the pain and bloating are due to acidity and constipation, so if we treat the underlying causes, you will be fine. Constipation is usually due to a low fiber diet, so I suggest you take a high fiber diet such a...  Read Full »

Why do I have lower stomach pain, boating, lack of appetite, and energy loss after taking tablet Ibuprofen for six weeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I had taken tablet Ipruprofen for six weeks for dental pain. I had gastric issues before that were not very serious. However, for the last ten days, I have had pain in my lower stomach on the left side. I have taken medications for the same, but I am experiencing extreme bloating, lac...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. You have gastritis due to the tablet Ibuprofen. I suggest the below treatment plan for seven days: Capsule Pan D (Pantoprazole and Domperidone) one on an empty stomach. Syrup Ulgel A (Magaldrate, Simethicone, a...  Read Full »

I developed slight nausea after taking the medications for abdominal pain and bloating. Should I stop taking them?

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 Bansari

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

What are the typical symptoms of asthma?

Query: Hello doctor, A couple of months ago, I started feeling tightness in chest, shortness of breath, and overall fatigue. I went to a walk-in clinic, they did an EKG, and everything was fine. They asked me to follow-up with a physician. The nurse conducted a complete blood test and a chest x-ray, and ev...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to My impression about your illness is gastritis and reflux disease, which is leading to reflux of acid into the lungs causing bronchoconstriction. This bronchoconstriction leads to shortness of breath and asthma-like pattern on the pulmonary function test (PFT). The pr...  Read Full »

I have had chest pain for the past two months, but my ECG is normal with a negative TMT result. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 28-year-old male suffering from chest pain for the past two months. But my ECG report is normal with negative TMT (treadmill test) result. I am taking medication for gastritis.  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the report attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), your ECG (echocardiogram) is normal, and your TMT (treadmill test) is negative. The chest pain is due to non-cardiac muscular pain. Follow the below instructions: 1) Do jogging or walk for 1...  Read Full »

Why do I have a frequent burning sensation in my chest soon after a meal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. I have a frequent burning sensation in my chest soon after a meal. My diet regularly includes meat burgers, coke, salads, smoothies, hot dogs, pizza, fish, chips, and fries. Do I have acid reflux? Should I start taking antacids? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your question. I can understand your concern. You have gastritis as your body secretes more acid. I suggest you to start antacids and avoid oily, spicy foods, and junk foods. Also, I suggest you get an upper GI (gastrointestinal) endoscopy. I hope this...  Read Full »

My wife is three months pregnant and is diagnosed with fibroids. Will it affect the baby?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is recently pregnant (we have been married for three months). She has an issue with low BP and gastric before pregnancy. Recently we have been to one doctor, and he noticed uterus fibroid. I have a few questions, and please reply.1) Is it common to have such a big fibroid (3.24x2.7...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I have gone through the details provided by you (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and the image/reports shared by you. Please do not worry. It is not a big fibroid. Fibroids of much bigger size...  Read Full »

Why do I have a bad breath despite regular brushing and use of mouthwashes and flavored gums?

Query: Hello doctor, I have bad breath despite regular brushing and use of mouthwashes and flavored gums. Also, I have a dental crown in my mouth, which I do not think is the reason for my bad breath. Kindly guide.   Read Full »

Dr. Nazima Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope you are doing good. Bad breath can occur for many reasons, one of them being gingivitis or gum inflammation that occurs due to the hardening of plaque deposited on the teeth, which cannot be removed by regular brushing. You may need a professional cleaning don...  Read Full »

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