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Stomach Pain

For the last six months I have been having this burning, crampy pain in my stomach. It makes me feel like I want to vomit and belch. But mostly, it is a real bad burning pain.

This all started after I was exposed to my mother in law who has H.Pylori. Then, I started having a couple of drinks two nights a week ( either a couple of beers or a couple of Strawberry daiquiris). My stomach has always been very weak and bothersome to me anyhow.

But after I started drinking and being around my mother in law, I have been having this burning, crampy pain in my upper stomach and it hurts well enough to wake me up at night. I feel like I am either going to belch or vomit all the time and it lasts for a weeks or two...

Does anyone know what is wrong with me or what I should do???? Please help. Thank You.
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4851940 tn?1515698193
Well you clearly have a gastric problem and possibly acid reflux.

Eat light meals little and often rather than one large meal in one go.  Do not eat fried and highly spiced foods and lay off the alcohol.

Make an appointment with your doctor and get checked out for the Helicobacter Pylori bacteria.  This is done by a breath test or testing the stools.  Blood tests do not give accurate readings.

The doctor may also refer you to have a barium meal xray to find out if you have a hiatus hernia or any other abnormality in the stomach.

In the meantime take acid remedy medication that you can buy over the counter and follow the instructions on the packet or bottle if you choose to get the suspension.



1415174 tn?1453246703
Well, you might have H. pylori as well. It is from undercooked Chicken (especially). Have you been tested as well? It does sound like an ulcer. You may want to get a gastroscopy where they can do a biopsy and check for  H. pylori as well. Alternatively, it can also be reflux but it sounds more like an ulcer to me. Best to get it checked out.
4851940 tn?1515698193
Salmonella poisoning results from undercooked chicken.

Researchers are not certain how H. pylori is transmitted.  It is thought that the bacteria is spread through contaminated food or water. People may pick up the bacterium from food that has not been washed well or cooked properly or from drinking water that has come from an unclean source.

Research studies suggest that having contact with the stool or vomit of an infected person can spread H. pylori infection. And H. pylori has been found in the saliva of some infected people, which means infection could be spread through direct contact with saliva.

Some people get no symptoms from the bacteria.  Yet ulcers in some people can be caused by the bacteria.  This is why people with ulcers are usually checked for the bacteria and treated with antibiotics.

Taking over the counter medications like aspirin and ibuprofen can cause stomach bleeding and ulcers.  So care must be taken when using these medications.
1415174 tn?1453246703
Sorry, I made a mistake, Jemma is right It is not too well know where you get Helicobacter pylori although the World Health Organization did a study that showed that vomit from a person that has Helicobacter, such as in a household that you are in, showed a significant incidence of getting it. I was thinking of Campylobacter, which is closely related to Helicobacter, that you get from undercooked chicken and raw milk and some other ways. Campylobacter also causes diarrhea,abdominal pain, cramps, fever, etc. but I don't think you have that. It sounds more like Helicobacter.
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