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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When I wake up, my heart is often racing. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 61 year old man and in reasonably good health apart from being overweight and diagnosed diabetic 10 years ago. The following has started after I lost a lot of weight. For the last 9 months, I have had to sleep sitting up in a chair and leaning to my left side. If I lie down to...  Read Full »

Dr. Hariharan V

Answer: Hi, Welcome to My compliments for a detailed medical history of what you have been going through in the last nine months. I have gone through it and following are the points which are important to show the way to diagnosis: Heart rate increases on lying posture. No problems while ...  Read Full »

Can H. pylori induce severe upper abdominal burns again, and what tests do I need to run to narrow down the issues?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had severe chronic gastritis for almost two years. Initially, I was diagnosed with H. pylori and treated with heavy-dose antibiotics triple therapy for 21 days of treatment and eradicated it. Afterward, I was on Eson 40 mg for a few months to stabilize the gut. For the last coup...  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I would suggest, 1. To repeat H. Pylori antigen in stool to check for a recurrent infection. It is not uncommon to have reinfection with H Pylori. Now quadruple therapy is recommended instead of a triple regimen. ...  Read Full »

Why do I get right-sided chest pains when I sleep on my side?

Query: Hello doctor, I used to have right-sided chest pains, only when I sleep on my side. But since today, I feel a constant pain in my chest. Why am I having constant chest pain? Should I be worried?  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for posting your query. Right-sided chest pain could be due to a muscle catch, pleurisy, gastritis, lung infection, stones in the gallbladder, and liver problem. I need more information on the pain, Since how long it is paining? How is the pain? Is it burn...  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 Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

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 abdo...  Read Full »

Why does my mom repeatedly have pain under the breastbone?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is 63 years of age. She is getting pain under her right breastbone followed by acid reflux and burning in her stomach with a sour taste in her mouth. They did an ultrasound, which showed three gallstones. She had her gallbladder removed three months ago. Now, she is getting the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The initial presentation of your mom was consistent with dyspepsia and I am not surprised that her symptoms are back. The issue that needs further investigation is the fact that she is not responding to the conventional therapy with Omeprazole.I have a few questions; i...  Read Full »

Can PPI cause stomach pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have multiple problems with my stomach, it all began two years ago after taking pills which I was allergic to. My stomach became inflamed with a lot of acids, chronic antrum gastritis, and acid reflux. My stool was too soft, and I did not take any pill because my doctor did not give...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to All the problems can be explained by dyspepsia. Although there are certain issues like normal endoscopy and absence of inflammation. And on endoscopy reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is no obvious granulation tissue seen. There may be s...  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 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 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 »

Why is there pain and swelling in the stomach?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old male with a weight of 90 kg and a height of 5.10 feet. I have an issue with swelling in the stomach for the past two days and have pain on the sides. I am not able to breathe smoothly. I also get pain while pressing it so that I cannot stand and sit properly. I current...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, it seems to be due to gastritis. Given your weight and use of Nexpro (Esomeprazole), a proton pump inhibitor tends to cause bacterial overgrowth in the small bowel and gaseous symptoms. You can try, Tablet Itopride SR 150 mg half an hour before meals. And try...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from moderate stomach pain for nearly three years, which started after using Naproxen. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had moderate stomach pain for the last three years. It started after being on Naproxen for one week. I have never taken any other NSAIDs before, and it was taken with a PPI to help protect the stomach. I have taken Lansoprazole, Pantoprazole, and now Dexilant to treat this condi...  Read Full »

Dr. K. Shanmuganandan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your symptoms, history, blood work, and results. At the outset, let me assure you the results are good, and your organ functions are excellent for your age. However, you have a very sensitive stomach leading to inflammation of gastric mucosa called gas...  Read Full »

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