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  • 7 days ago

    Gastric Emptying Delay, constant regurgitation and acid reflux

    Hey! I am just writing on here to hopefully get some tips and advice from people, and see if anyone else is having the same issues I am...somewhat. I have been told by more than one doctor that I am "complicated" and there is not a name for the condition I have. I have had two stomach fundoplications to correct an issue with the top sphincter of my stomach as I was constantly regurgitating my food. About 6 months after the second surgery the symptoms all came back. I have been referred....
  • 14 days ago

    Pretty sure I have GERD, endoscopy on Friday!

    Hello there! I am 27 years old and have been suffering with GERD symptoms for a long time. I started out when I was near my 20's and I was nauseous all the time. My doctor then told me to take Tums. I hadn't experienced heartburn yet. Years down the road I noticed i'd have heartburn after eating certain meals like Mexican food and certain alcoholic beverages. Fast forward to the past couple of years where it has gotten super bad. I remember waking up out of a dead sleep super nauseous....
  • 19 days ago

    Esophagus Issues

    I am a 26 yr. old female. The last time I was able to eat solid food, I had to immediately throw it up because of pressure in my chest and the feeling that it was stuck. Fast forward 8 weeks and I have had an Upper GI scope that showed signs of GERD, a swallow study that came back fine, a esophageal motility study (or manometry) that showed an 'undiagnosed obstruction', and a CT scan that the dr says did not show anything that would be causing my symptoms. Has anyone else dealt with this....
  • 26 days ago

    Abdominal Pain

    Hello. I am 25-26 weeks pregnant. For almost 2 weeks now I am having severe abdominal pain, vomiting and very little bowl movements. I had c-diff 2.5yrs ago, irritable bowl and acid reflux. I have many food intolerances as well. This problem hurts when I move, when I walk, when I ingest anything. Dr just sends me to labor and delivery for fluids and nausea meds. I have taken stool softeners the past few days and have seen small amounts of stool come out. I am trying to keep fluids down and resting....
  • 1 month ago

    Treating headaches when taking zantac

    I am 24 years old and I have started getting terrible heart burn. I am in the process of changing my diet, but I have also been taking zantac. I work at a computer so I get headaches a lot. Can I take zantac with any pain medication (tylenol advil)? I already fear that I may have an ulcer. I have a gastro appointment but I don't know what to do in the meantime.
  • 1 month ago

    Esophageal cancer

    Hi, I am extremely scared ahead of my visit with a GI. I have had acid reflux disease for about 25 years since 8 was a teenager. Really bad heartburn, a lot of belching etc. I controlled it exclusively with antacids when the pain was too much. About 9 months ago, I had trouble swallowing when eating rice. This has occurred a few more times since, but has not gotten worse over time. The feeling is like the food gets stuck and doesnt move at all for minutes. Again, the swallowing issue has not worsened....
  • 1 month ago

    Gerd: No more burn, but gross tongue

    I'm in my late thirties, and I was diagnosed with GERD about 5 years back. I've been moderating it with diet and omeprazole. A couple months back, my "burn" stopped completely, but I've been getting a consistent yellow film on my tongue. Beyond the advice of "get a scope" (because, obvs), has anyone here had this experience? Precursor to Barrett's? Or is the sphincter just completely shot now? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  • 1 month ago

    Nausea and Vomiting

    Since October, I have been having severe acid reflux and vomiting 10-15 times a day. I had an ultrasound, blood tests, and breath tests which showed no abnormalities, and an endoscopy, which showed inflamation but no other issues. If there is any pressure on my stomach, I immediately get nauseous and vomit. If I take Prilosec and Zantac daily, symptoms are tolerable. Sugar and greasy foods (even in extremely small quantities) cause severe nausea, vomiting, and acid reflux. Potentially related, but....
  • 2 months ago

    Mildy enlarged mesenteric lypmh nodes

    had a CT scan done with oral contrast and IV contrast. Everything seemed to be normal in the report except for some mildly enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes and region of the ileocecal valve normal except for a few adjacent mildly prominent nodes. What does that mean? My blood work since October has been a 51 to 55 for esr and EXTREMELY HIGH crp since October I also was diagnosed with microscopic colitis in 2014. And since October 2016 I haven't been right diarrhea mostly and just overall feeling....
  • 2 months ago

    Severe abdominal pain that comes and goes

    I have been having horrible abdominal pain, bloating, and drowsiness for a week now. I have had a CT scan, pelvic exam, urine test, breath test, poop test, blood tests and everything comes back normal. I've been to several doctors and no one has answers for me. Does anyone experience abdominal pain and bloating of the upper abdomen between your rib cage like your stomach is being ripped apart. I also get some bloating of the low intestines. I was having sharp pains where My apendix is but that....