Q. Even eating a small amount of food causing constipation and indigestion. Kindly help.

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Dr. J N Naidu
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This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 19, 2020 and last reviewed on: Jan 21, 2021

Chronic nausea, constipation, indegestion, and a burning sensation whenever i eat anything of food size, which is really discouraging. I do deal with major anxiety, and I am on zoloft, and welbutrin. I am underaged, and generally dont go outside often. I dont normally eat healthy but i do constantly drink water. Any help would be very appreciated!! Im so confused as to whats wrong with my body, this has been going on for about 5 months, after i got the stomach flu i was never the same.

I have this problem for 5 months after eating even a small meal. Before 5 months, after eating I got the stomach bug and had a traumatic experience. From there, I began to have nausea, it became worse and worse over the time what it is now.



Your problem appears to be drug induced gastritis. Symptoms include indigestion,nausea, and epigastric pain etc.I have carefully analysed your problem. Intestinal parasites also can cause similar symptoms. Small meals 3 to 4 times daily with more boiled vegetables, fruits (avoid citrus fruits), drink 2 to 3 liters of water, 30 minute physical activity daily like brisk walking/yoga/playing game is essential.

The Probable causes:

gastritis,intestinal parasites

Investigations to be done:


Differential diagnosis:

drug induced gastritis,intestinal parasites

Probable diagnosis:

drug induced gastritis

Treatment plan:

1.Tums may be discontinued.
2.Pantoprazole 40mg one tab daily in the morning empty stomach for 2 weeks initially.

Preventive measures:

1.Avoiding spicy fried grilled foods
2.small meals containing mixed diet with boiled vetables.
3.fruits like banana,apple--reduce citrus fruits

Regarding follow up:

Review after 2weeks

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