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Stomach pain, vomiting. Taking Pepto acid reflux pills. Difficulty eating

Mar 2013
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stomach painHi my name is XXXXXXX im 22 and 5"2 weigh 190 pounds. Ive been having teribble issues with my stomach for a long time now my son is 17months and befor i was pregnant with him for about 6months to a year befor i would eat and my stomache would hurt when i was pregnant i couldent hold anything down as soon as i ate my stomach would hurt terribly i would make myself throw up everything its the only way it would stop hurting. They keept telling me it was acid reflex and perscribed me like 15 different acid reflex pills desalant being one and none worked! I belive its not acid reflex. After i had my son it got a little better but then started getting worse and worse i cannot eat anything at all without my stomach hurting and the only way to make it stop is to throw up everything! No matter what food. Tums pepto acid reflex pills non of them do anything! Please help! Im not losing weight so Obviously im keeping something down but im throwing up all day everyday everything and i mean everything makes it hurt!

Posted Tue, 9 Apr 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 2 hours later
Thanks for your query.
What you say is definitely too severe for acid reflux.
You could be having a gastrointestinal cause like hiatus hernia , or reflux esophagitis, symptomatic gall stones, malabsorption, IBS etc.
I think the first step for you is to consult a gastroenterologist and go for an endoscopy to diagnose the disease.
Also, a complete whole abdominal ultrasound.
Please do not neglect your symptoms as they sound quite chronic and severe.
Also do not take any more medications without a consultation first.

Take care
Feel free to ask further questions.
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Follow-up: Stomach pain, vomiting. Taking Pepto acid reflux pills. Difficulty eating 6 hours later
While i was pregnant they did a ultra sound because they did consider it to maybe be gall stones they didnt find any! What is hiatus hernia, reflux esophagus, malabsorption, and ibs? And what do theu do to me with the endoscopy? Can this problem be caused by my weights gain?
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 6 minutes later
These are all various conditions of the stomach, oesophagus and intestines which might be causing your symptoms.
Obesity does cause increased risk for some of these.
Endoscopy is where they pass a narrow tube down your gastrointestinal system with a camera attached to it, so that your insides can be completely visualized, and a diagnosis can be made.
Other necessary blood tests and ultrasounds would be done after a Specialist examines you.
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