Common "Gastritis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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

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 »

I suffer from moderate pain in my hiatal hernia is consistent. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a hiatal hernia, I am wondering if protein shake hurt my hernia. The pain is usually mild and comes and goes. Recently, I have been not feeling too well, and my hiatal hernia pain become moderate and doest really go away. I am currently on Rabeprazole and Motilium.  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your endoscopy and histopathology report. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a small hiatus hernia and it has no specification association with proteins shake. Your report also shows chronic gastritis which also adds to your disco...  Read Full »

Can GERD cause chest heaviness and sensation of a lump in the chest?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 years old female, my height is 4feet 9 inches, and I weigh 224 lbs. I am intentionally losing weight, and I was 238 lbs previously. I have a heavy feeling in the chest. I have the feeling of a lump at the bottom of my throat and a lot of burping. This happens on a full and empty...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your detailed history, and I am answering all your questions one by one. You do not have full-blown GERD, but it can present atypically in this way, which can cause these lumpy sensations and burping. No, your symptoms will not affect your lungs. First,...  Read Full »

How to treat bloated stomach and lactose intolerance?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a gastric problem for the last seven years. The gastric problem means the stomach feels bloated and heavy after having some food items. I have developed lactose intolerance for the previous five years, and having any milk product causes gastric instantly. The same also happen...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed all your details (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Thanks for providing history in great detail. I am going to answers your queries one by one. 1. This is called Dyspepsia in medical terms. I will say a sensitive stomach. 2. Kindly follo...  Read Full »

Why does my stomach hurt after a meal?

Query: Hi doctor, I have acute recurring pain in my upper abdomen on and off every minute. Not only spicy food, but even coconut water is also irritating my stomach, causing severe pain, which is unbearable. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since when do you have this pain? Is it radiating to the back? Do you have any associated fever or vomiting? Any disturbance in stools? Kindly reply to me with answers to these questions. Then, I will give you a management plan. Thank you.  Read Full »

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