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Stomach Ulcer

Stomach ulcers, otherwise called gastric ulcers, are open wounds or sores in the tissue lining your stomach. When the thick mucus protecting the stomach lining gets reduced, the digestive juices eat away the tissues lining the stomach resulting in ulcers. It causes symptoms such as stomach pain, vomiting, nausea, acid reflux, weight loss, and tarry stools.

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I have bad breath despite flossing and brushing. Why?

Query: Dear Doctor, I am 16 years old. I floss, brush every morning and night and use a tongue cleaner too. But still suffer from bad breath the whole day. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. After following these tips you will feel better and get rid of bad breath by 2 weeks. Start using chlorhexidine mouthwash thrice a day for 4 weeks. Do saline water mouth rinses (take lukewarm water in a small cup and add 1/4th teaspoon salt in it),...  Read Full »

I have stomach pain and a burning sensation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a female age 46. Every day, for about 20 days now, I get up between 3 and 4 AM feeling giddy, uneasy with burning, and pain in the stomach and then pass gas in about 15 to 20 minutes which makes it little better and within another 15 to 30 minutes go to the potty which makes it muc...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. From what you mentioned, most probably you have dyspepsia. I suggest taking a medication for one month. If the symptoms are still there we should do a test for Helicobacter pylori, if positive eradication treatment will be required. Thanks....  Read Full »

I have abdominal pain with GERD and hiatal hernia. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a painful abdominal feelings lately. The last few days I have had a dull pain on the right side of my belly button a little higher. This morning I woke up to sharp, on and off, needle pains in my upper right abdomen, right below my rib cage. That resolved in half an hour. F...  Read Full »


Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The right side upper abdomen pain has many causes like ulcer up to the hepatobiliary. Kindly follow the following instructions. Go for USG abdomen to rule out any hepatobiliary cause. LFT, stool culture, ESR, serum amylase, lipase to rule out the pancreatic cause. Take ...  Read Full »

How can I reduce chest and abdominal pain due to stomach ulcer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old male. I have chest pain, abdominal pain from the last two months. Recently, I visited a gastroenterologist. He tested endoscopy, RUT and vitamin D. I have a small ulcer in the stomach, RUT test is also positive because of H.Pylori bacterial infection and vitamin D is be...  Read Full »


Dr. Lohit Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. An elaborate description of your chest pain would have helped much, but as you reported your ECG is fine. I do not think it is related to any cardiac cause. If the chest pain develops after some physical activity you must get yourself a TMT (treadmill test) done to r...  Read Full »

Why do I have recurrent gas and acidity problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recurring gas and acidity problem for last three months. At present, I am taking liquid Sucral and tablet Sompraz 40. I have already got an ultrasound of the stomach, endoscopy, LFT, and jaundice test. All the tests were normal, except a small ulcer patch was seen in the stomach...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better to get tested for Helicobacter pylori, which is a very important cause for recurrent gastric and duodenal ulcers. If the test comes positive, then you can use treatment for H.pylori, which will cure your problem. Until the, I suggest you try doing the ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing sharp chest and back pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old female. For the past few weeks, I have had an unrelenting back pain between my shoulder blades. I also have a sharp, tearing chest pain above my left breast area or along my sternum on my right side. The sharp pain will last a few minutes, then stop. At times, it rad...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After reviewing your health query, I want to add that there may be anything from a list of possibilities. Keeping in mind the past history of PE (pulmonary edema), it can be a relapse of the same. Pain and other symptoms are also mimicking if originating from the...  Read Full »

I have stomach pain, but my gastroscopy seems normal. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have stomach pain. I had done gastroscopy, but everything seems to be normal. I have been taking medicines for 3 months but no relief. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Hariharan V

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need to know a few things. are you having pain in the upper stomach, above the belly button? If it is so, you may have ulcer/gastritis. If there is an ulcer, endoscopy findings will be present. If no findings, then it may be acidity (gastritis). Gastritis is due to...  Read Full »

Why do I face gastric problems every day?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old male, I smoke weed and cigarettes every day, and do not eat food at the right time. So, I have gastric problems and I puke every day, from the past six months. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your details, and I appreciate your concern. As per the history, most likely you have severe gastritis with overlapping esophageal spasm and gastroesophageal reflux. It is because the stomach acids regurgitate back into the esophagus, causing heart...  Read Full »

My 5-year-old daughter has stomach ache around the navel area from time to time. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5-year-old daughter has stomach aches around the navel area that happens from time to time. It lasts a few minutes each time and goes away. Abdominal X-ray and ultrasound were done and has not found any abnormalities or umbilical hernia. Stomach pain starts while eating or drinking ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parmar Vishal Himatlal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suspect three things, it is just assumption based on history. 1. Stomach ulcer, as she had pain after food and water. 2. Worm infection, need to have a look after food. 3. If non of the above, must be ruled out by investigations. Then it is called functional ab...  Read Full »

How to treat constant lowering of Hb in an older person?

Query: Hello doctor, Patient is 71 years old. She was taking regular medicines for HTN, chronic depression and old ischemic stroke. Her Hb dropped gradually from 12.3 to 9.8 inspite of taking iron rich food and iron tablets. Following tests were done. Hemogram with ESR, 2D echo, ECG, thyroid profile, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand it has been a tough time for you to undergo these repeat testing and endoscopic examination again and again. In both endoscopy reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can see ulcers in the esophagus (food pipe) over its low...  Read Full »

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