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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What is the reason for the severe stabbing pain in my stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, This has happened to me twice now. This feeling usually lasts for about five to 10 minutes. It felt like a knife was pushed into my stomach and was being twisted. The pain is at the center of my upper stomach. Other than frequent heart burn, I am or at least I feel, healthy. I am not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you mentioned, you have a stabbing pain in the upper abdomen, that lasts for five to 10 minutes. From your description as well as a history of frequent heart burn, the probable reason could be: A gastric or a duodenal ulcer. Biliary colic. Pancreatic pain. I sugges...  Read Full »

How to get rid of bad breath? I floss, brush every morning and night, but still suffer from bad breath.

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 »

What could be the reason for getting blood from my mouth with pain and gasping?

Query: Hello doctor,I am getting blood from my mouth, and it is not from my gums or coughing. This bleeding is always associated with pain and gasping. What could be the reason for my issue?Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, this person is on Aspirin. Aspirin can cause ulcers in the stomach and mouth. The ulcers formed in the stomach can bleed, which will, in turn, irritate the stomach and comes up to the mouth, and during this instance, if some amount of blood enter...  Read Full »

How can we differentiate if the blood in stools is due to piles or ulcers?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a lot of bleeding when I defecate, and it gives me body weakness for the past week. I took capsule Amoxicillin, but it did not stop it. I do not know if it is a sign of pile or ulcer because I got cramps.  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you with it. If it is a splash of fresh blood, you will probably suffer from hemorrhoids (piles). A bleeding ulcer will not cause you to bleed fresh blood, and the stool will be black in that case. Is there any bulging in th...  Read Full »

Why do I have excruciating lower abdominal pain despite normal ultrasound?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old woman. I have been having excruciating pain in my right abdominal area, below my right breast. The pain travels to my back and gets unbearable at times. I have been throwing up today, and my temperature is low since the past five days. This has been going on for a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This lower abdominal pain might me due to acalculous cholecystitis, which means gall bladder dysfunction and pain without gallbladder stones. The test of choice is a HIDA (hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid) scan since the ultrasounds are usually normal and may not sho...  Read Full »

Why does my stomach hurt after a meal?

Query: Hi doctor, I have acute recurring pain in my upper abdomen on and off every minute. Not only spicy food, but even coconut water is also irritating my stomach, causing severe pain, which is unbearable. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since when do you have this pain? Is it radiating to the back? Do you have any associated fever or vomiting? Any disturbance in stools? Kindly reply to me with answers to these questions. Then, I will give you a management plan. Thank you.  Read Full »

What can cause headaches, cold sweats, and breathing difficulty?

Query: Hi doctor,Last week, I felt like I had a heart attack. I was nauseous, and I had migraines, diarrhea, cold sweats. It was hard to breathe. I went to the emergency room, and they could not find anything with 3 CT scans. They said they believed I had a stomach ulcer. Yesterday, I went to a urologist b...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine you must be disturbed because of this. Well, it is very unusual to have such sort of symptoms with stomach ulcers. The pain of stomach ulcers is often localized and point towards the stomach and not otherwise. Suppose it were any gross abnormality that ...  Read Full »

I have stomach pain after taking migraine medicine last night. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have chronic gastritis for about a year. Last year I had two bleeding ulcers. I had to take migraine medicine last night, and it usually upsets my stomach. All through the night, the stomach pain woke me up. It made noises all night, and I vomited. What does this mean, and what should I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I can understand you must be very concerned about your symptoms when they bring you out of your sleep at night. It would have very easier for me to figure out what caused these symptoms to develop overnight if you have mentioned the medications you have taken ...  Read Full »

Can stomach ulcers result in chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with hepatitis B positive 18 months ago. My consultant told me that my condition is inactive and need no medication. Some months back, I was feeling hurt in my chest. I was later diagnosed with an ulcer. For some weeks now, I have been having pain around my chest, especia...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been diagnosed with inactive hepatitis B. For that, I will request you to send me all your laboratory work so that a decision about the treatment can be taken. You are now having central chest pain, which looks like to due to an esophageal ulcer called esoph...  Read Full »

Why is my eosinophils elevated after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a blood test done three months ago, and it was normal. But a week back, I had another one because of a stomach ulcer, and the doctor wanted to rule out gallstones, pancreatitis, etc. My WBC was 10.9, and my eosinophils were high. The only thing I did was getting the COVID-19 vac...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Commonly, eosinophils are raised in allergic reactions and worm infestation, and rarely it is a part of some malignant process (but it is extremely rare). Yes, it can be seen elevated post-vaccine if there is some anaphylactic reaction. Flu can also raise eosinophils...  Read Full »

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