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  • 7 days ago

    How often is it safe to take laxatives?

    Hi, my diet is usually good, and my digestive system is aswell. However during crunch-time my diet often suffers for a week or so which absolutely wrecks my digestive system, leaving me constipated. If it doesn't resolve itself I use a laxative once, and then get back on track. My question is, how often is one time use of a stimulative laxative okay? I average about six to eight a year.
  • PPIs discontinued hopefully

    I decided to write here my story about GERD. I started to have a problems about 10 years ago. I received 20 mg omeprazol. Since then, almost without excessive was everything ok. In December 2016 i returned from vacation in Spain and i got pretty heavy heartburn, received 80 mg omeprazole, ranitidine and metoclopramide. No luck so far, my symptoms were worse and worse till my doctor said that he had heartburn too from bacteria. He is complete cured. No meds at all. So I started to google and found....
  • 9 days ago

    Bloody stool for 1 month

    I'm a 27 year old female and I've had bloody stool for a month. Could I have overdosed on Iron/have Iron poisoning? Backstory- I was diagnosed with anemia around a few months ago. My doctor prescribed me iron pills, and told me to take a prenatal vitamin even though I'm not pregnant but I was lacking some other vitamins she said all could be fixed by taking the prenatal. I took the iron pill/prenatal and got diarrhea so I stopped taking them. Fast forward a few months and I got strep....
  • 9 days ago

    Acid reflux ?

    Had chest pains four weeks ago went to hospital all was fine still wasn't feeling better after a week of burning and pressure in chest that is in right shoulder blade also along with coller bone and neck pain feeling of something stuck in my throats also hot and cold sweats and feeling shaky and dizzy went to dr about this she said acid reflux anxiety and fatigue ok two weeks later still feeling the same with racing heartbeat so go to hospital again to be told after two ecg all is fine and bloods....
  • 11 days ago

    Relentless bile reflux

    Hi everyone, In short, I've been suffering from the following for the last 2.5 years... - daily burning in esophagus from reflux pretty much immediately after meals, can last for up to 2 hours - dull, progressive pain on right side of abdomen just next to belly button and under rib. Can be sharp sometimes and radiate into right shoulder. Longest stint of pain was 4 - 5 days. Worse after eating - burping and trapped air which causes sharp pain in my back - Reflux is so bad that food gets stuck....
  • 14 days ago

    My friend randomly starts throwing up blood

    I know this girl and one day she randomly started throwing up blood and sometimes it comes from her nose too and when I talked to her about it she said that she has had this condition for about 3 years now. So I decided to help her and took her to a doctor where they conducted tests for her liver which turned out to be fine. Then they performed endoscopy on her and that too was clear. And she has had all her heart tests done and her heart is fine. They thought it was an issue with her spleen but....
  • 15 days ago

    Constipation

    Is it ok to take Meta Mucil daily. Just one teaspoon
  • 15 days ago

    Is this acid reflux, stress, something more?

    Hello. I have severe anxiety, and I've recently been panicking over getting sick. My brother had food poisoning almost 2 weeks ago, and I have been driving myself crazy thinking I'm going to get the stomach flu. I have been experiencing nausea (it's on and off), constipation, sometimes a gurgling tummy that sounds like trapped gas, a mucus feeling in my throat with occasional sore throat, sternum pain (on and off), not hungry, now a little burning in my stomach. I have no fever. I have....
  • 15 days ago

    Abdominal pain

    Since mid 2015 I have been getting severe pain in my upper right abdomen. It's basically under my rib. It's sensitive when pushed on as well and at time will last for days. I have gone to the doctor multiple times and always get checked for appendicitis and comes back negative. It then became a concern of it being my gallbladder. I have had 5 ultrasounds with one time being told I had sludge but everytime told they cannot see gallstones. I have had a couple cat scans with no results. I have....
  • 16 days ago

    Stomach Pain

    My boyfriend hasn't been feeling so well lately. Since a couple nights ago he gets waves of nausea and pain in his stomach and sometimes feels like he might actually throw up. Stress and anger make the waves a lot worse but he has had the waves even without being very stressed. I was wondering if he was just sick or if something else might be going on. Because he was congested and had a small fever but I don't know if that had anything to do with what his stomach is doing.