... hours and now every meal
I throw up. And still have abdominal pain. Help!
Stomach Ulcer - I think I may have one. I am 33, female. Started a week ago with intense pain for?
- 27 Dec 2016 by Kristaroo
- 27 Dec 2016
- stomach ulcer, pain, ulcer, female, abdominal pain, stomach
... hours and now every meal
It's been a week and not going away.
The answer is...
You will not get a diagnosis without having labs, exam and possibly x-rays.
Do you have a history of GI issues?
I'm trying to be helpful but it would be a guess.
There are multiple organs in the stomach area all a bit different than each other.
-Gastric Ulcers :
Dull burning pain between your chest and belly button.
Decreased appetite because of pain.
Nausea or vomiting
Frequent burping or acid reflux
Heartburn - burning in the chest
Pain usually improves when you eat, drink or take antacids.
Dizziness, Headache, Diarrhea
Sudden sharp pain that won't go away.
Black or bloody stools
Vomit that looks like coffee grounds
ER right away!
Pain is usually in mid (under breast bone) to right upper quandrant (under right rib cage). It can be mild and off and on, or severe and frequent. It may radiate to back or right shoulder.
Nausea or Vomiting
Fever or Chills
Chronic diarrhea (4 stools/day).
Jaundice- yellow tinted skin usually caused by a stone or bile duct blockage.
Unusual Stools or Urine - Lighter colored stools and dark urine (common bile duct block).
Types of Gall Bladder Problems:
Common Bile Duct Stones
Gallbladder Disease w/o Stones
Common Bile Duct Infection
Abscess of the Gallbladder
Then there are:
See what I mean? Each problem requires a different set of labs after a good examination. Doctor - the sooner the better.
Hopefully, you have a lengthy stomach flu !
I hope it's nothing and you feel better soon.
Please let us know.
This may seem like a strange question, but what is the quality of your throw up? Is it like a normal throw up that you've experienced all your life when you've been sick? Or is it one where there's not a lot of content, it's watery, kind of yellowy and green? I ask because if it's the way I described, then it's more likely to have something to do with your gallbladder. Either way, it's a good idea to go to your doctor to have a blood test run to test for the H. Pylori bacteria. It is very common cause of ulcers in the stomach yet many people don't know that they have it and it's not treated until far down the line after much damage is already done. It can be cured with one or a few courses of antibiotics. It's one of the first things to rule out when you have an ulcer. Also have you been sick lately and taken a lot of NSAIDs like Advil to lower a fever at a time when you weren't putting food in your stomach? That can easily burn an ulcer into your stomach as the medication can sit in the bottom of your stomach without being digested and it's very hard on the stomach lining. If that is your situation, simply stopping the offending medication and eating foods that are light on the stomach for several weeks will allow the ulcer to heal. It is important that you take your stomach pain seriously because in the center of her body we can have referred pain which means that something can be happening in in Oregon that is in a different section of her body than where we feel it. For example you can be having problems with her liver and feel it in your stomach. The first way to figure out what's happening is to have a complete blood count done with blood tests, to include that H. Pylori test. That will reveal a lot about the health of your liver and kidneys. If push comes to show of they can end up referring you to a gastroenterologist who can conduct and endoscopic procedure and properly diagnose you. All of the things I mentioned before are more simple ways of diagnosing what could be the problem without having to go through it an endoscopy.
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