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My stomach hurts and sometimes burns. I have diarrhea and indegestion.

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My stomach hurts and sometimes burns. I have diarrhea and indegestion. I have heartburn, too. I'm 39 female and I've experienced these symptoms for a month now. What is it?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Tharun replied 7 years ago.

Is there any abdominal pain?

Any jaundice(yellowing of skin)?

Any vomiting?

Any black colored stools ?

Loss of appetite or loss of weight?

Any increase in symptoms to specific food especially fatty and fries items?

Any ultrasound done before?

Please let me know.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Yes there's abdominal pain. No jaundice, black colored stools, or ultrasound. I haven't vomited yet but I do feel naseous often. I have lost about 5 pounds.
Expert:  Dr. Tharun replied 7 years ago.

The first impression would be a gall bladder stone which presents with these symptoms like indigestion, pain after eating and fat malabsorption and diarrhea.

The other cause could be reflux disease and ulcer disease,but may not explain all the symptoms you are having.But there is a possibility of overlap of symptoms.

The first thing to do is to get an ultrasound of the abdomen which will rule out gall bladder stones and liver anatomy.

If the ultrasound comes normal then a gastroscopy would be recommended.Also it will rule out the possibility of stomach cancer which is rare at this age.

I hope this helps you.


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