Pantoprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton-pump inhibitors (PPI). It is used to treat heartburn, GERD, and other acidity related disorders.

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What causes hands and the skin above the eyes to swell in a geriatric patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My 94-year-old mother's hand is swollen, along with the skin above her eye. Her cheeks are reddish, but she has no pain. What is the cause and treatment of these symptoms?  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is she diabetic or hypertensive? Does she have any thyroid or liver or renal issues? Any drug history or drug allergies? Does she have a history of Atopy or allergies? Any history of injury or cardiovascular disease? Any surgical history? Please answer the questions fo...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with IBS many years back. How to get rid of its symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42 year old male, who weighs 210 lbs, and I am 5.11 feet tall. I have been having severe digestive and related symptoms for quite some time. I was diagnosed with IBS many years ago, but I would like a second opinion. My symptoms include severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue,...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), they are fine except some neutrophilia, which is indicative of some inflammation or infection somewhere. Overall, it is fine. Do you have any fever or burning while urination? There is a...  Read Full »

What can cause bloating, irregular bowel and watery stool?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from irregular bowel. I feel burning sensation in the stomach and anus. If I eat anything spicy, I need to go to restroom immediately. My poop smells and is semisolid, sometimes watery but not like diarrhea. I am suffering with this condition for past one year. I am tak...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from a condition known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Your history is a classical suggestive of that. However, IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. So, we need to be sure it is not anything else like ulcerative colitis, thyroid disorder or autonomic neu...  Read Full »

I was told I may have Crohn's. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48 year old female. History of malnutrition caused by stomach issues that still have not been officially diagnosed but I am told I may have Crohn's. I have chronic pain and seeing a pain specialist for stomach and migraine-related pain. My symptoms are: Severe fatigue. Body...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Calprotectin is a simple non-invasive stool test that can exclude Crohn's disease. Regarding your stomach pain, I suggest that you take Controloc 40 mg (Pantoprazole) once daily at morning. It is very effective. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or he...  Read Full »

How long can I take Pan-D for stomach bloating and gastritis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a gastric problem for the past seven years. The gastric problem means my stomach feels bloated and heavy after having some food items. I have developed lactose intolerance for the last five5 years, and milk product causes gastric problem instantly. The same also happens wi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V Nair

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your complaints and understand your concerns. I think you are suffering from functional dyspepsia. Since you are having problems for seven years, I believe you must have undergone an endoscopy evaluation. If not, then I suggest you undergo the same. Functio...  Read Full »

I experience terrible gas, nausea, and body pain. What could this be?

Query: Hello doctor,Can you have the stomach flu without diarrhea and vomiting? Because I am experiencing terrible gas and nausea. My body aches all over, but I do not have a fever. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It might not exactly be stomach flu. We can try out antacids and medicines for nausea to treat them. If it were some gastrointestinal infection, you would have had pain in the abdomen and loose stools for fever. The absence of these points away from the diagnosis o...  Read Full »

Why am I feeling a lump in throat while swallowing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I had a bad cold back before five months. After self-examination of my throat, I noticed a row of growths under my palatine tonsils, right beside my lingual tonsils. I had visited an ENT doctor and the specialist insisted that they were just harmless lingual tonsils an...  Read Full »

Dr. Alok Rathi

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Let me assure you, you have nothing to worry. Relax, because you have stress. Yes, that is the only thing you have got and it is not just stress, it is very harmful. Stress can cause all symptoms you currently have. For example, it causes increased acid release in the s...  Read Full »

Why do I have symptoms of heartburn, shortness of breath and heart palpitations?

Query: Good day doctor! Please I want to know what's wrong with me..I noticed palpitations of the heart, heart burn at random times,shortness of breath (especially when every where is hot or stuffy) and I begin to cough when I lie down especially at night and I tend to choke easily if I lie flat on my bac...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello Dear possible causes for your symptoms 1. Acid reflux with gastro pharyngeal reflux. 2. Nocturnal asthmatic attacks. 3. Orthopnea seen in heart failure. 4. Obstructive sleep apnea. Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is. Get it done TMT , echocardiogram, polysomnogra...  Read Full »

What can cause vomiting after eating?

Query: Hi doctor, I am vomiting after eating for the last six days. What to do? I visited my doctor and he prescribed me tablets and gave injection also. I feel weak and my temperature is quite high.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. This could be a stomach infection. I would suggest in such case an antibiotic containing Ofloxacin and Ornidazole along with anti-emetic like Ondansetron. Also, I suggest to add up a combination of Pantoprazole and Domperidone along. Take soft an...  Read Full »

Can GERD cause a foreign body sensation in the throat?

Query: I have a foreign body sensation in my throat, sometimes its like a compression or squeezing in my throat. Usually at night when i lay down. I have no other symptoms, my breathing is fine, heart rate and blood pressure is normal, I have been taking omeprazole 20mg once a day for almost 2 weeks under ...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Your prediction is almost as right as what I am also considering. The most common reason of having this irritation in throat with a feeling of lump or something obstructing while swallowing can definelty be a feature of chronic GERD. Eve though you might asymptomatic in between, the inflammatio...  Read Full »

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