Gastritis

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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How to treat indigestion and worm infestation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48 year old male, who is in good health. I have a long history of indigestion, mostly experienced as a pressure in the throat. About ten years ago, I had a clear endoscopy, and I took Nexium for six months and cut way back on alcohol drinking, which seemed to do the trick. I had...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). For dyspepsia and gastritis, I would suggest you take Nexium (Esomeprazole). Initially, take it 40 mg twice daily, however, if it is not relieved, doses can be increased to 80 mg twice a d...  Read Full »

Does dark-colored urine occur due to a side effect of asthma medication?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 years old female, who weighs 63 kg and I am 5.4 feet tall. Since a year, I have been suffering from very strange symptoms like dark yellow urine (very deep yellow and sometimes turbid and cloudy in appearance), yellowish eyes, very sour taste in the mouth throughout the day, in...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have carefully gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your case seems to be complicated. In the case of yellow urine and yellow sclera with weakness, first, we should rule out hemolytic anemia and jaundice. Jaundice can be from hep...  Read Full »

I feel like water and liquid gets diffused outside the digestive tract. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel irritation and pain in the abdomen, particularly below my right rib cage for almost two years now. I feel like water and liquid food gets diffused outside the digestive tract, into the outer parts and skin. It causes allergic irritation, inflammation, discomfort, and pain in th...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For a detailed advice, I would like to know a bit more regarding your problem first. When did you notice it for the first time? How did it come to your notice? Does this pain come and go or present at all times? Is it a burning, piercing, constricting, or squeezing type? ...  Read Full »

I have a burning sensation around my ribs during eight weeks of pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old female, and I am currently eight weeks pregnant. I have had a tummy ache, and my stomach is burning since yesterday. I also have a backache and a burning feeling around my ribs. I feel sick. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most probably you are suffering from gastritis. I suggest you try doing the following. You can take cold milk, which is very soothing. Avoid spicy food. Take more of fruits and salad. Eat small portions at frequent intervals. For more information consult a...  Read Full »

I do not have a white half-moon on my nails. Can I have a thyroid issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not have a white half moon on my nails. Is there any thyroid issue? If yes, please suggest some treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The absence of the white half moon also called as lunula, is not uncommon and may be a normal variant, and there is no need to worry about it. I guess rest of your nail is normal. However, it can be associated with low hemoglobin and inadequate diet. Treatment is not n...  Read Full »

My 4-year-old son suffers from pain above the belly button. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 4 years old. He has had pain above his belly button for two days. He only wants to sleep. He is vomiting and not eating anything. Why? What is he suffering from?  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is he passing stools? This is a very important question because if he is not then, it may point to obstruction. Another possibility is that there may be some mild gastritis. You can manage the pain by giving syrup Colicaid (Simethicone) 5 mL only when there is the pain. F...  Read Full »

Will GERD associated with anxiety cause fatigue, nausea, and stomach upset?

Query: Hi doctor, I have stomach upset symptoms and also suffering from depression or anxiety, trouble of movement, dizziness, high blood pressure, fatigue, nausea, loss of sensation, tightness of the chest and some time feel pain, loss of concentration and body movement, vertigo include a sense of spinni...  Read Full »


Dr. Navajith Mani

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), antral gastritis (with helicobacter pylori infection), with early-onset hypertension, depression, and anxiety disorder. GERD is a common clinical problem, affecting millions of people worldwide. Acid suppressive therapy pr...  Read Full »

Can dyspepsia with gastritis cause bloating and constipation?

Query: Hi doctor,My lower abdomen is constantly bloated and swollen. My symptoms include chronic bloating, constipation, no period, swollen pelvis area, fatigue, and painful intercourse. My blood work and ultrasound are normal. The symptoms have lasted over six months. I am a 25-year-old female, of height ...  Read Full »


Dr. Md Raihan Uddin Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You mentioned recently you did a blood investigation and ultrasound of the abdomen, and it was normal, so do not worry too much. About your constipation and bloating, you can change diet habits, increase vegetables and fiber diet in your food and avoid spicy, oily, an...  Read Full »

Why does my mother's chest pain increase while sleeping?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is having chest pain. And the pain increases while sleeping. I have attached her ECG report. Could you please tell is there any problem or it is because of gastritis? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Her ECG (electrocardiogram) is normal (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Based on her symptoms, it is unlikely to be a cardiac pain. Cardiac pain or cardiac heaviness typically occurs on exertion and relieves with rest. Sometimes on...  Read Full »

Can my heart problem cause gastrointestinal issues?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had premature ventricular contraction for six years, and I take tablet Metoprolol 50 mg once daily. My ventricular contractions are stacked and create a non-sustained ventricular tachycardia. I am constantly having an upset stomach, constipation, and bloating. Now my question i...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query and detailed symptom description. Many arrhythmias are accompanied by gastrointestinal symptoms. I have noticed this in my experience but the reason is unknown. Most probably it might be a trigger for PVC (premature ventricular contractions), wh...  Read Full »

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