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  • Granddaughter Concern

    Our granddaughter is about 15 months old. She has a persistent cough and often vomits heavily while sleeping as a result of her cough. We worry that she may choke on her vomit. Doctors, who have performed physical exams only, say she is perfectly healthy. No xrays have been performed and she has not been to a pediatrician. This condition has existed for about 4 months.
  • 4 days ago


    What are the main food ingredients (especially in breakfast cereals but not exclusively) that cause excessive gas?
  • 4 days ago

    Long term stomach problems

    So for several months I was having loose stools, sometimes explosive, usually 1-2 times per day. Also experiencing GERD & heartburn. It was time for a colonoscopy anyway, so doc also did endoscopy. No problems detected, waiting for biopsy results. Since the procedures I have been sick nonstop. Bloating, some gas, overall stomach tenderness, diarrhea several times a day, sometimes watery, pale stools, sometimes very painful cramps, some nausea. I am afraid to eat, for several days all I could....
  • 5 days ago

    Chronic constipation

    I went to the doctor several months ago with lower right quadrent pain. I got an mri which showed severe constipation. It's not that I don't believe the doctor but I go to the bathroom regularly every day. There has been no change in quantity. The meds don't seem to make me go more or more frequently. I eat healthy, fruits, veggies, meat, brown rice... I am dairy free and gluten free at the advice of a nutritionist years ago as these items used to cause severe pain and diarrhea. I used....
  • 5 days ago

    duodenal ulcer not healing

    I am a 23 year old male and i have been having heartburn issues since i was 18. I was prescribed Omeprazole and have been taking them once a day which seemed to be helping the heartburn but i was also getting a second type of pain. whenever I am on a empty stomach i get gas pains that go away after i eat or when i belch. After a endoscopy last december I discovered i have a duodenal ulcer but the biopsy came back negative for H.Pilori, regardless my doctor put me on antibiotics as a precaution and....
  • 6 days ago

    Involuntary discharge from anus

    I have had four episodes over the last 8 weeks ... There is involuntary discharge from the anus, of some kind of mucous substance with a different odour. Wondering what this indicates and what I need to do to restore my self esteem
  • 6 days ago

    Abnormal bowel movements

    Hello, I am 20 years old. The past month or maybe two months, I've had irregular bowel movements. Usually I have a bowel movement about every day or every other day. At least a normal schedule. But the past month or two, I have not been able to go often. I felt bloated a lot so I finally took laxatives. They worked and I got everything out but I still can't go to the bathroom regularly. And when I can finally go, which is once a week if I'm lucky, it gives me stomach pain. Any help with....
  • 6 days ago

    Can't test for hernia until after colonoscopy??

    My housemate is overdue for an annual colonoscopy, scheduled for 6 weeks from now. She's also been experiencing severe abdominal pain and pressure for several months, which her GI doctor says sounds like a hernia; but the GI doctor won't start testing for the (possible) hernia until after the colonoscopy is completed. This means my housemate will continue to be in extreme (and worsening) pain for most likely 2 months or more... Is there a reason the doctor can't start the process of diagnosing....
  • 7 days ago

    Maximum Pepto-Bismol single dose?

    310 pound roommate suffers bubbling burning very painful stomach a few times a week. She refuses to take more than the label recommended adult dosage of 2 tablespoons and symptoms persists. I tried to explain that dosage for a 70 pound 13 year old would not the same for a 310 pound 70 year old but, she says I'm wrong and won't take more unless a real doctor says it's ok. Is there a "real doctor" link out there somewhere that I can bring up on her computer to explain dosage vs....
  • 11 days ago

    Stabbing pain on right side

    For about the past two years I have experienced pain around my stomach and then as time progressed it was a stabbing pain on my right side. I had ultra sounds, colonoscopies, gal bladder scan and everything looks fine. The pain isn't constant but I experience at least some level of pain every day. It's not always on the right side, it moves sometimes. Doctor said IBS but I feel like that's their way of saying they don't know. Also triggered by chocolate. Also recently experiencing....