Spicy Food

Spicy food does amp up the flavors of your dish, but it may impose some serious health conditions, and commonly results in gastrointestinal symptoms. Consuming a lot of spicy food can result in acid reflux, loss of appetite, and inflammation of the stomach lining and aggravate stomach ulcers symptoms. Make sure you do not consume spicy food frequently and protect your stomach.

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I have a burning sensation around my ribs during eight weeks of pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old female, and I am currently eight weeks pregnant. I have had a tummy ache, and my stomach is burning since yesterday. I also have a backache and a burning feeling around my ribs. I feel sick. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most probably you are suffering from gastritis. I suggest you try doing the following. You can take cold milk, which is very soothing. Avoid spicy food. Take more of fruits and salad. Eat small portions at frequent intervals. For more information consult a...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of colon cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to toilet last week and noticed a tiny speck of blood while wiping. I am not sure whether it was blood. Yesterday, I went to the toilet in the morning and noticed a dark maroon-type substance mixed with my stool while wiping. On other wipes, it was not present. So I became sad and...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The image taken before a week does not show any blood. Yesterday's photo shows a jelly-type material or mucus. But this does not look like blood. I agree that this is a part of your food....  Read Full »

I start to vomit in the morning when the wind touches my face. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old unmarried male weighing 86 kg. From the past 15 months, whenever I go out in the morning from around 4 AM to 9 AM, and especially when the wind touches my face I start vomiting. After 9 AM, I do not have any such problem on going out. I do not have any other medical...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are most likely experiencing the symptom due to a disturbed gastrointestinal flora, which may cause symptoms of bloating, belching, vomiting, constipation, etc. I would suggest you try the following. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take tr...  Read Full »

Why do I have chest discomfort and pain after eating a greasy and spicy meal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old with a weight of 81 kilograms and a height of six feet five inches. I had a spicy meal for the lunch before five hours and after that, I started to have chest pain with discomfort in my left wrist. I am unsure whether it is something to be worried. Is it due to heartbur...  Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ongoing through your presenting complaints, I have established the cause of your symptoms. Food taken with high fat or spice content can cause gastritis or exacerbates the condition of underlying gastric or duodenal ulcer problems. Regarding your current symptoms, there...  Read Full »

Does constipation cause burning sensation in anus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a burning sensation in anus after bowel movements for past one week. There is no blood discharge and poop was soft. I avoid eating spicy foods. The burning sensation lasts for hours.  Read Full »


Dr. Akant Kaushal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common cause of burning sensation in anus following stools will be the consumption of spicy food. Another cause can be constipation, which can cause fissures around the anus. If this is the condition, apply Diltiazem gel 2 % three to four times a day for se...  Read Full »

Why are there little black dots seen on the tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have little black dots on my tongue. They have been there my entire life, and I am still not sure why I have them.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query, and I am very sorry for the inconvenience caused. Kindly mention, Do you have any burning sensation felt upon eating spicy or normal food? Do you have any history of smoking? Keratinization of fungiform papilla noted (attachment rem...  Read Full »

Can spicy food cause hemorrhoids?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I am 5 feet and 9 inches tall and weigh 255 pounds. When I eat spicy food, I poop blood. Sometimes when I have constipation as well, I poop a little bit of blood. I am really scared that I have colon cancer. I do have diarrhea often. I do not have a family hist...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your information and test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So, in view of that, there are a couple of things that I can opine upon: I want to clarify if your body weight is in kg or pounds. Your accompanying information stat...  Read Full »

What could be the white spot inside the mouth that hurts while eating?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently got a white spot with a little black hole in it that hurts, especially when eating. Please look at the picture.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems to be lichen planus. Please mention the type of pain. Is it burning or not?  Read Full »

Please suggest food habits to sleep well.

Query: Hi doctor, I work from 3 PM to 1 AM and cannot sleep once I am back. My food habits are also messed up. As I cannot sleep properly, I get up late. Hence, I am missing my breakfast and having heavy brunch. Some days, I even miss lunch and have dinner around 7 PM. I have also started putting weight un...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not just because of your food habits that your sleep-wake cycle is disturbed. Your whole work schedule is rather disturbing your sleep. You need to regularize your activities and follow sleep hygiene along with your circadian rhythm. Regarding your food cycle, fi...  Read Full »

What is Troxipide used for?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 year old male. I am working as a software professional. I recently had some discomfort with digestion. I had severe bloating, gas formation and a frequent sensation of motions. I went to a gastroenterologist and he made an endoscopy and endoscopic biopsy. The biopsy result is yet...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your doctor said, there is nothing serious. This is a type of gastritis, which has involved almost all areas of the stomach and some part beyond that. Yes, it is due to some bacterial infection, Helicobacter pylori. For this, you need a specific antibiotic for 14 days....  Read Full »

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