Common "Indigestion" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Indigestion, otherwise called dyspepsia, is the uncomfortable feeling you get in your stomach area. The symptoms include feeling full without eating much, bloating, upper abdominal pain, burning sensation, and nausea. It can be due to overeating, smoking, anxiety, gastritis, celiac disease, etc.

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Can constipation and indigestion cause headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a migraine type headache on the left side of my head and it also stiffens my left neck muscles. I have this headache recurring many times a day. I also have problems with digestion and nausea. I am unable to sleep well at the night time. When I sleep in the morning, I still have a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Indigestion and constipation can also be related to a headache. So treat your indigestion problem with Rabeprazole tablet for five days. Simethicone tablet can be used for the gas problem. Tablet or sachet is available, and it can be taken after dissolving in water. Dri...  Read Full »

Is my 18-month-old's light-colored stool normal?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 18 months old. For many months, she has been passing stools that are white or very light yellowish brown or chalky color. I have seen my GP in the past and with just a feel of tummy they tell me everything is fine. I feel there is something else and just cannot seem to sett...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Passage of lemon white color stools along with the abdominal distention is suggestive of some liver pathology. Please do the following blood tests. SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase), serum bilirubin and CBC (complete blood count) to rule out liver patho...  Read Full »

I vomited a two-inch tubular gummy object that had black dots when dissected. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor,I vomited a two-inch tubular gummy object that had black dots when dissected. I recently tested negative for parasites in my stool sample. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In the picture, it looks to be a part of the undigested food particle. However, making a conclusion based on the picture is difficult (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please keep a close watch on such occurrences and any symptoms involving the airway...  Read Full »

How can I get rid of chronic indigestion and a loss of appetite?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a loss of appetite and have suffered from chronic indigestion for the past many months. I was on Homeopathic treatment for some time. Currently, I am trying a few home remedies like ginger, salt, turmeric, fenugreek, and carom seeds. But the symptoms did not go away. What t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. I am sorry to hear that you have been experiencing loss of appetite and indigestion for the past eight months despite trying different remedies. It is important to address these symptoms and find a solution that works for you. Here are a...  Read Full »

I have difficulty in my digestion and irritation in my anal region. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 39-year-old male. I have difficulty in my digestion. Whatever I eat does not get digested properly, and I think the body does not properly absorb it, so whatever I eat is passed through the stools, and I have severe irritation in my anal region. What can be the issue, doctor? I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your symptoms suggest chronic diarrhea. It might be due to IBD (irritable bowel syndrome), malabsorption, or gastrointestinal infection (especially concerning candida). The irritated anal area is due to passing the acidic stool and non-prope...  Read Full »

I feel very tired, weak, and have indigestion. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 29 years old and 60 kg, 5.6 feet tall and working man. According to the first time test report, my TSH is 89.47 and HB is 11.1. Currently, I am feeling too much tiredness, weakness, and indigestion. I feel this from last five months but I only cured indigestion. Currently, my docto...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. As your TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level is high, your symptoms could be due to this. Hypothyroidism can cause a lot of symptoms like weakness, easy fatigability, weight gain, loss of concentration, etc. I advise you to continue yo...  Read Full »

I feel like having water in my chest, and neck which goes down to the stomach. What can this be?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel like I have water in my chest, and neck which goes down to the stomach, and underarms. The precise explanation is like a sweat inside my body that travels in those areas (chest, stomach, underarms, and abdominal wall). What can this be?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, this does not appear to be a life-threatening or severe issue. The most probable diagnosis that goes with your explanation is dyspepsia (indigestion) or gaseous issues. Does your upper abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, and burping increase while taking food?...  Read Full »

Could my GERD symptoms be indicative of stomach cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old man who has been dealing with GERD for the past year, and recently, I have been facing appetite issues. I do not feel hungry, and I am experiencing indigestion problems, bloating, and occasional constipation. Currently, I am taking Protonix. I underwent an abdominal ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Indigestion and reflux symptoms are commonly encountered in gastroenterology. A normal CT (computed tomography) scan is reassuring, indicating no major issues. Red flag signs, such as unintentional weight loss, blood in...  Read Full »

I am having indigestion and anxiety. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, A few days ago, I was traveling, and due to indigestion, I vomited. Since then, my bowel movements have not been normal. I experienced mucous stool, irregular bowel patterns, and difficulty eating regular amounts of food, along with bloating and nausea. Additionally, I have developed ...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am very sorry to hear about your medical condition. Please do not worry; I am here to take care of you. Based on your symptoms, you have been diagnosed with acute indigestion with abdominal colic. I suggest you take the following medications: Tablet Simethicone 18...  Read Full »

What is the cause behind my kid's vomiting?

Query: Hello doctor, My son had breakfast this morning and after one hour he vomited. And continuously he was refusing food. I gave him cinnamon milk. The whole day he ate nothing. In the evening he ate two cookies and right after five minutes he vomited. Now I gave him one teaspoon Motilium suspension. Wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would like to know more details, to know the cause of vomiting. Does he have outside food? It can be due to food indigestion. Does he have fever or throat pain? It can be a viral fever. Does he have tonsil problem? It can be due to tonsi...  Read Full »

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