Peptic Ulcer

The sore that develops in the lining of the stomach, lower esophagus, or duodenum (upper part of the intestine) is called a peptic ulcer. It can result from infection with H.pylori bacteria, indiscriminate use of painkillers, smoking, alcoholism, and radiation therapy. The symptoms include nausea, stomach pain, blood in stools, chest pain, and vomiting.

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How to get rid of recurrent acidity, burping, and gas?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe acidity, excessive burping, and gas for the past few weeks. It gets better but comes back again. I took Cyra D, Pan D, and now Mucaine gel. It relieves the symptoms, but it starts again in a few days, sometimes in a few hours. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine the level of your frustrations, especially for such recurring symptoms of acidity and burping. You see the medications you are taking, like Pan D (Pantoprazole) and Cyra D (Rabeprazole). Both of these medications are acid suppressant medications. H...  Read Full »

How long should I take my acidity pill for chronic acidity?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old female. I am facing an acidity problem and gas. I have gone through upper endoscopy, and H pylori infection and mild GERD were detected. I took treatment for that, but still, I am facing acidity daily. I need to take one acidity pill daily, and I am losing my immunity...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it seems that you have H.pylori infection and for which you have been treated already. So it is not uncommon to have acidity even after eradication and treatment of the H.pylori infection. H.pylori infection can cause hypertrophy (enlargement) of the acid-...  Read Full »

What is the reason for pain in the center of my lower abdomen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 53 years old and 6 feet tall. I had pain about an inch from the center of my lower abdomen for a few weeks. I thought it might be from too many sodas. I cut down to just a few this weekend. I did not eat any fried food either. I felt much better. But the next day, I felt a little pa...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from abdominal pain. Abdominal pain may result from acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease (PUD), gallstones, diverticulitis, Cr...  Read Full »

What can cause acidic with heartburn and occasional stomach pain?

Query: Hi, I am a 51 year old man. I was diagnosed with Hay Fever four months back. I was prescribed antihistamine, omeprazole and nasal spray then. Although my symptoms reduced a bit after a while, they never disappeared. However, since a couple of months, I started experiencing symptoms like heartburn, r...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello. Thank you for the details. Ulcer in the stomach is not a diagnosis made on ultrasound. Anyways, some antibiotics you may be taking will have side effects like erosion of the stomach wall. I am not sure if you were prescribed medications to reduce the acid secretion in the stomach along with...  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

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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; ...  Read Full »

I have stomach pain and swollen ankles. What could be the problem?

Query: Hello Doctor, Since 1 month I have been suffering from stomach problem. Whenever I eat something, I immediately have stomach pain and pass stools. There is swelling in both the ankles. I feel weak. What could be the problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to icliniq.com. The stomach ache may be due to peptic ulcer. If the pain increases after consuming food, then the location of ulcer is in the stomach. Hence, such patients hesitate to eat food despite hunger. On the other hand, if the abdominal pain is seen before food and the pain su...  Read Full »

What do I get persistent diarrhea, though my abdominal pains stops a month before?

Query: Hello doctor, I have diarrhea three to four times a week, 30-60 minutes after eating dinner. The stool is mushy and has a normal shade of brown color and comes in multiple pieces but the toilet water becomes very cloudy with a dark green sometimes yellowish color. This started after I had mild co...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand that you must be very upset about your symptoms that have been running for almost over two months. There are few possibilities like peptic ulcer disease (ulcers within the stomach and duodenum a part of the small bowel), and the pain due to pancreat...  Read Full »

Is food allergy the reason for my dizziness and weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a gastro problem. I am always tired, weak, and dizzy when I wake up. I cannot do any workout. I am allergic to some foods especially milk. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it is not uncommon to have some systemic symptoms like lethargy, weakness, and apathy when one have gastric issues. But it is important to understand what predominant gastric issue you are facing at the moment. Is this only gas which troubles you, or gas wi...  Read Full »

Why do I have frequent stomach pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having stomach pains. The pain has been on and off and has been ongoing for the past seven months with each period lasting for two weeks. The pain is on the left side, but does move to the middle. This happens immediately after eating. I have lost weight and appetite. My stool...  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stomach pain and watery stools are indicative for indigestion. Having these concerns for months means that it may be a chronic condition and some specific tests need to be done. Liver and pancreas function disorders may be responsible for that. So, you have to check li...  Read Full »

My stomach pain is severe and it moves to the back. What could cause this type of pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister is having severe stomach ache and yellow vomiting and the pain goes around her abdomen to the back. She is suffering from this pain for the past one week. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine you must be very upset about your sister. And I really feel sorry that she is in pain for a week's time. Well, the pain you mention that is severe and radiating to back is suggestive of pancreatitis. However, the possibility of peptic ulcers cannot be com...  Read Full »

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