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 could cause intermittent, dull and chronic abdominal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing upper left abdominal pain just beneath lower ribcage and on the opposite side in the back. I have intermittent, dull, and deep chronic pain. I am 43 years old, nonsmoker but consumes alcohol (not for the last four months). My blood pressure is 120/80 mm Hg. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I must appreciate the detail history you provided which is very helpful in diagnosing your condition. After reviewing your history, in my opinion, this pain is not related to pulmonary embolism. It looks like to be associated with some gastritis and stomach issue. N...  Read Full »

Is there a home remedy to relieve severe upper abdominal pain?

Query: I have severe pain in my upper abdomen possibly because of an acid reflux and i can't sleep. After eating I feel a sudden pain in my upper abdomen or more specifically in the epigastric region. Last week I'm surprised that even though I don't have any problem digesting milk or dairy products I got s...  Read Full »

Dr. Nancy Wespetal

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello,, I am a family physician with Icliniq and would be glad to try and answer your question. Thanks for all the information you gave about your question. Whenever you share with us a problem, it is always helpful to the doctor when you give information like when the problem started, it's locati...  Read Full »

How is the cause of abdominal bloating diagnosed?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past one year or more I have been suffering from occasional severe abdominal bloating. But, for the last few months it has been all day. I have been tested for celiac disease and the result was negative. My stomach becomes so big and I cannot walk or when sit. I cannot see or clot...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Vomiting blood is a red flag for gastritis, peptic ulcer or erosions in the stomach or duodenum. I would highly suggest you follow up with a gasteroenterologist personally for upper GI endoscopy. If possible get a colonoscopy with biopsy for celiac disease in blood tes...  Read Full »

How to treat fever, body pain, burning eyes, heavy head and stomach in a diabetic person?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having slight fever at evening time, severe body pain, eye burn, restless feeling, head feels heavy and heavy stomach. I am a diabetic on Glyree MV 2, Jardiance 25, and Rozavel. Please advice suitable medicine.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is probably a viral infection along with gastritis. I assume there is no burning while urinating, this is to rule out urinary tract infection. At this moment, you just have tablet Dolo 650 mg whenever needed up to three times a day. Also, if it does not respond in...  Read Full »

Why am I having bad breath even after maintaining oral hygiene?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an extremely embarrassing issue with bad breath. It is not your typical "bad breath". It smells like dog poop, I am so embarrassed to say that, but it is true. It smells terrible even after I brush. It has affected me my whole life. Over the years I have had people consiste...  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Sajid

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and yes it seems likely that this is a medical issue and not a dental one. Since this is a long standing issue, diabetes or kidney disease seems unlikely as you would definitely have had other symptoms too by now. You already suffer from IBS whic...  Read Full »

I hurt my stomach before four weeks and still having burning sensation and acid reflux. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am not sure I am over-stressing, but I have noticed when I drink cold icy water I can feel it go down to my stomach. I hurt my tummy muscle four weeks ago, and still not 100 percent cured. It still burns and I get acid reflux as well my throat is dry and sore. My breath is smelly and I...  Read Full »

Dr. Dalia Mostafa Nayel

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As for the feeling of cold water going down your thirst and the acid reflux, both indicate an inflammatory condition esophagitis and gastritis. This can be treated with a proton pump inhibitor Controloc (Pantoprazole) once daily and an antacid Ranitidine before every...  Read Full »

My stool appears messy every Sunday. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am always having stomach pain. Every Sunday my stool is extremely messy. But, it happens only on Sunday? What is the reason? I admit that I do not eat right. But, why is it always on the same day? Currently, I am on anti-anxiety medication. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understood that you have constant mild stomach pain and your stool is messy on Sundays. Constant pain could be due to gastritis and messy stool is due to bad eating habits. Observe your diet on Saturdays as that could be the reason for messy stool particularly on Sunda...  Read Full »

I feel dizzy and vomiting suddenly for about a week. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am feeling dizziness and vomiting sensation for over one week. Rest everything is fine. Periods are normal and just had periods ten days back. I just had my blood test done. Kindly advise the possible medication and preventive health care. I am attaching my complete blood report.  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query and attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: Most of the values are borderline normal. Early iron deficiency anemia manifestations through low MCV and MCHC are present. However, iron levels are norm...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for frequent imbalance, restlessness and palpitations?

Query: Hello doctor, I took a banana shake and started feeling imbalance so I came back home because of restlessness, imbalance, and palpitations. I vomited that night so the next day I went to the hospital, there intensive care doctor said it is due to high acidity at that time my BP was 150/90 mmHg and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Devavrat Harihar Nene


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through all your records. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Symptoms like imbalance while sitting and walking with head heaviness, restlessness and palpitations with stress precipitating them indicate a non-organic or what we call as a functio...  Read Full »

How long do I want to take medicine for acute gastritis?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with acute gastritis a few weeks ago. There was no pain while taking the pills but now they are over, the pain has started again. The doctors said that I do not need to be on them anymore. Is it possible that the pain is related to gastritis?  Read Full »

Dr. Lohit Chauhan

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Acute gastritis pain usually subsides as the infection subsides. Is there any post-prandial fullness, early satiety, burning or pain? I hope there are no alarm symptoms like difficulty or pain during swallowing, weight loss, excessive vomiting, or any family history ...  Read Full »

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