Stomach Upset

Your stomach can get upset due to food poisoning, overeating, fatty food, stress, smoking, too much alcohol, or motion sickness. Some medical conditions, such as ulcers, lactose intolerance, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), intestinal infestation, etc., can also result in stomach upset. There are various home remedies and medicines available to treat an upset stomach.

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My wife had food poisoning four months ago and still suffers from the same symptoms. What are the options to cure it?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has an active lifestyle and takes good care of her health, except for long-term diabetic treatment on Metformin. Also, she has been taking medications for high blood pressure. However, the main issue was that she suffered food poisoning four months ago. She was hospitalized for tw...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Bansari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Could you please clarify the state of hypertension and diabetes? Is it under control, or is she on medications? Also, can you please elaborate a little more on what has happened? What do you mean by food poisoning? Whether it is diarrhea o...  Read Full »

I am suffering from fever and frequent stomach pain since I have got an H.pylori infection. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old female. Three years ago, I was hospitalized due to an H.pylori infection. Ever since, I regularly suffer from stomach pain, like once every three to five months. Today, I have a fever due to an upset stomach, and I noticed that when I stand up, my stomach hurts more...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You may be having an intermittent acute gastritis or acid injury of the stomach. Hope you have been treated for H.pylori once. Do not worry. This is a common minor medical condition. It can be precipitated by stress, a particular diet, etc. I would recommend the follow...  Read Full »

I have stomach upset, loose motion, and pain in my legs and shoulders. Please help me.

Query: Hello doctor,I started to have a stomach upset after eating the wrong food item, and one day later, fever and body pain started. Then I took a Paracetamol, and the fever disappeared overnight. And I started having loose motions. There was pain in the leg yesterday, and today I am having pain in my s...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern. You have a viral infection.I suggest the following:1. Drink plenty of fluids orally and keep yourself hydrated.2. Take more curd, yogurt, and butter milk.3. Avoid oily and spicy food. Avoid junk food.4. Start ORS (Oral rehydration solution)...  Read Full »

What is the reason for discomfort and tightness in the upper abdomen?

Query: Hello doctor, My 66 year old mother has a discomfort in the upper abdomen since five days. She is experiencing gas trouble and tightness in the upper abdomen. Her stools are a little constipated but, she is passing every day. Now, she has a fever between 99 to 100 degree from five days in the ev...  Read Full »

Dr. Girish C Kamat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The hemogram indicates a rise in the neutrophil count, which is secondary to an acute infection. The urine examination is normal. So, there is no urinary tract infec...  Read Full »

My 75-year-old grandfather does not eat and complains of stomach issues. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandfather is 75 years old. He does not like to eat and says that his stomach controls him. When he does eat, he suddenly goes to the bathroom even if he has not finished eating. But when he goes to the bathroom, he says that his stomach is upset and then lies down. What can we do...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail, and will surely help you. There can be multiple reasons for the symptoms you have described. To state a few: 1. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). 2. Short gut syndrome (a condition where your body cannot absorb the nutrients b...  Read Full »

I suffer from stomach aches, loose stools, and nausea after swallowing a portion of the tooth crown. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have a 16-year-old crown at the top left side of my mouth, and it has been chipping out for the past three days. I have already fixed an appointment with my dentist for this. But, about ten hours ago, I was talking, and it felt like something went down my throat. It felt like I swallowe...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Zirconia crown cannot cause any bleeding because it is completely biocompatible and is easily excreted from the body. But metal crown can take some more time to get out, but it will be out during normal bowel motion...  Read Full »

I have an upset stomach and diarrhea on and off since last week. Is it something serious?

Query: Hello doctor, I use Lexapro, an antidepressant, and have been using birth control for five months now. I have had an upset stomach and diarrhea on and off since last week. It only happens in the morning after breakfast and coffee once a day. I went on a bland diet, and it stopped this week. I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. Yermal Tanmai Deelip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. I went through your concern about stomach upset and diarrhea. I would like to know more details about your present symptoms. Do you have a fever? Or any other associated symptoms like body aches, headache, nausea,...  Read Full »

Why is my wife experiencing heavy bleeding with all other pregnancy symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife and I had sex one and a half months ago. We used the withdrawal method for contraception. After four weeks, she showed all the pregnancy symptoms including delayed period. Five weeks after the intercourse, she had heavy bleeding and it continued for four days. I think it was a...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A negative pregnancy test rules out pregnancy. But, to be safe, you can get a serum beta hCG test done. A negative result will rule out any possibility of pregnancy. All the pregnancy symptoms can occur in the case of pregnancy in tubes, called as ectopic pregnancy, wh...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for stomach flu?

Query: Hello doctor, A week ago, I woke up with an upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting and rotten egg burps. I suspect it was due to a dairy product that I ate a day earlier. A few hours later, I ate some pasta, and everything started over again with diarrhea, vomiting, and the rotten egg burps. The next day...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and they are within normal limits. Your description fits into acute gastroenteritis, that is, a stomach infection. My recommendations would be the following: A combination of Ofloxacin and Orni...  Read Full »

What happens when you take Caffeine and Ibuprofen together?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having nausea and stomach pain after taking 200 mg of Caffeine and 200 mg of Ibuprofen. And as my stomach pain has not gone away, I wonder whether I could have damaged my stomach as I understand Caffeine in high doses can have harmful interactions with Ibuprofen. Kindly he...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to One dose of Ibuprofen does not happen to cause ulcer or stomach damage. However, it can temporarily increase gastric acid production and can cause some temporary stomach upset. I suggest you take capsule Esomeprazole 30 minutes before meals once da...  Read Full »

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