My mother has pain in the left side of her stomach and loose stools along with a lot of burps. Why?

Q. What could be the reason for pain in the left side of the stomach and loose stools along with excessive burps and farts?

Answered by
Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 28, 2023 and last reviewed on: Sep 14, 2023

Hello doctor,

My mother has pain in the left side of her stomach and loose stools. She also gets a lot of burps and farts. Whenever she eats spicy food, she has loose stools. Can you please let me know what might be the reason? She is suffering from spondylitis, anxiety, and cholesterol issues. Currently, she is taking the following medications: Tryptomer, Libotryp, Methycobal, Prothiaden, Nervez-B, Stanlip, One-Up Gold, Etilaam Pro 40, and Ultracet.

Thank you.



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Based on the symptoms you have described, your mother may be experiencing gastrointestinal issues such as gastritis or gastroenteritis. Gastritis is the inflammation of the stomach lining, which can cause pain in the upper abdomen, bloating, and nausea. Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, often caused by a viral or bacterial infection, and can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, and vomiting. Spicy food can irritate the stomach lining and worsen symptoms in people with gastritis or gastroenteritis. The excessive burps and farts may be due to gas build-up in the stomach and intestines caused by indigestion or inflammation. Also, some medications like Ultracet may have side effects that can cause gastrointestinal symptoms. Do take PPI (proton pump inhibitors) along with the other medications, after consulting her doctor. In the meantime, your mother can try to avoid spicy foods, eat smaller and more frequent meals, and stay well-hydrated to help alleviate her symptoms.

Hope this helps.

Kindly revert for further queries.

Thank you.

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