Sucralfate

Sucralfate is a drug that is available in liquid or tablet form. It is used along with antibiotics to treat ulcers in the upper part of the small intestine (duodenal ulcer). This medicine is usually taken 2 to 4 times a day on an empty stomach to prevent the recurrence of stomach ulcers due to H.pylori infection.

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I am not able to eat as I have a stomach ache and bloating. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, Last week, I took an Albendazole tablet for worms. This week, I had a burger. From yesterday, my stomach is upset. If I eat any food, my stomach begins to hurt. I am unable to eat anything, and this is causing me to feel bloated. My urine appears dark yellow and my lips are very dry. P...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This appears to be a case of acidity and gastritis, precipitated by oily and spicy food. You should avoid fatty, oily and spicy diet. Take a walk after your meal, instead of taking rest. Have multiple small meals instead of heavy meals. Have regular sleep habits and a...  Read Full »

Can PVC cause an increase in heartbeats?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a history of benign PVC. Lately, I am getting these pauses between heartbeats that are felt in my stomach that range from 2 to 12 a minute. I have gas and burping. How many pauses per minute are dangerous and is this a cardiac issue? I put my fingers on my pulse when it happens, an...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These pauses are nothing but the PVCs (premature ventricular contractions). Immediately after PVC, which is an extra beat, there is a temporary pause till next normal beat resumes. Most of the times, these are benign and not dangerous. However, considering your age, it...  Read Full »

What are the typical symptoms of asthma?

Query: Hello doctor, A  couple of months ago, I started feeling tightness in chest, shortness of breath, and overall fatigue. I went to a walk-in clinic, they did an EKG, and everything was fine. They asked me to follow-up with a physician. The nurse conducted a complete blood test and a chest x-ray, and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. My impression about your illness is gastritis and reflux disease, which is leading to reflux of acid into the lungs causing bronchoconstriction. This bronchoconstriction leads to shortness of breath and asthma-like pattern on the pulmonary function test (PFT). The pro...  Read Full »

I do not have a white half-moon on my nails. Can I have a thyroid issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not have a white half moon on my nails. Is there any thyroid issue? If yes, please suggest some treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The absence of the white half moon also called as lunula, is not uncommon and may be a normal variant, and there is no need to worry about it. I guess rest of your nail is normal. However, it can be associated with low hemoglobin and inadequate diet. Treatment is not n...  Read Full »

Why do I have occasional dull aches on the right side of the abdomen?

Query: Hi doctor, I have occasionally been experiencing dull aches on right side of the abdomen, about 4 to 5 inches right of the belly button, and about 3 inches below the ribs, from two weeks. I just had an ultrasound of the abdomen and kidneys, and everything is normal. What can this be? It just comes ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It might be due to an acidity and gastritis. Do you also have nausea, bloating, burping, increase in pain on food, sour water feeling in throat, or chest burning? Try doing the following. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicin...  Read Full »

Can pain in the lower rib occur due to a heart problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with some health issues lately. When I was 32 years old, I had my first atrial fibrillation, for which cardioversion was done in the hospital. Five years after that, I had a second attack, with the same result. I have never taken any medicines, just started taking...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) very carefully. Your heart looks fine, and your blood tests are also fine, only your cholesterol is elevated. Your ECGs are also normal, so the likelihood of this pain being cardiac ...  Read Full »

Kindly help me get relief from upper abdominal pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old male. My height is 5'9", and weight is 220 lbs. I am a smoker and not on any medication. Over the past seven months or so, I have been experiencing on and off severe upper abdominal pain (center), and that radiates through to my back. At times, the pain may just be som...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most likely it is acidity and reflux disease. You will need endoscopy to confirm the diagnosis and rule out ulcer. The common cause for this is Helicobacter pylori and for which you should have urease breath test, which if positive or even otherwise empirically you can...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with IBS many years back. How to get rid of its symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42 year old male, who weighs 210 lbs, and I am 5.11 feet tall. I have been having severe digestive and related symptoms for quite some time. I was diagnosed with IBS many years ago, but I would like a second opinion. My symptoms include severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue,...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), they are fine except some neutrophilia, which is indicative of some inflammation or infection somewhere. Overall, it is fine. Do you have any fever or burning while urination? There is a...  Read Full »

Why am I feeling pressure under rib cage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pressure at the top of my abdomen, under my rib cage. It is not painful. It feels like there is something extra in there or there is someone pressing out against my ribs. CT scan was normal. Would it show enlarged organs? Does this sound like a problem? Should I be worried abou...  Read Full »


Dr. C Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes severe gastritis can produce gas or fill in the upper abdomen. That area appears larger or swollen and hard. This you cannot see in ultrasound or CT scan. Please give history- Are you alcoholic or smoker? Diabetic or hypertensive? Taking your diet timely an...  Read Full »

Is it normal to vomit with traces of blood during 12th week of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 12 weeks pregnant. Tonight I vomited twice. First, I saw traces of blood and felt sore in the throat. Second time I saw a handful of brown stuff/streaks. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you taking a lot of spicy food? Do you have vomiting already for the last three months or is it the first episode? Are you on Ecospirin or LMWH (low-molecular-weight heparin) injection. Consult your doctor definitely. Take a bland diet and liquid Sucrafil-O 2 teasp...  Read Full »

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