Symptoms

I can help you detect and address various issues.

Chest burning

Can occur due to digestive disorders such as heartburn, swallowing disorders, or issues with the gallbladder or pancreas. However, it can also have other causes related to the heart, such as a heart attack, chest angina, or aortic dissection.

Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) occurs when stomach contents flow back into the esophagus. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a more serious and long-lasting condition where GER causes repeated symptoms or complications over time.

Abdominal distension or inflammation

Often caused by overeating rather than a serious illness. However, it can also be caused by swallowing air, fluid accumulation in the abdomen, irritable bowel syndrome, ovarian cysts, pregnancy, weight gain, uterine fibroids, among others.

Abdominal pain

The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the severity of the underlying condition. This pain is felt in the area between the chest and groin, often referred to as the stomach region or belly.

Appearance of abdominal tumors (hernias)

A hernia occurs when a sac formed by the peritoneum passes through a hole or weak area in the strong layer of the abdominal wall surrounding the muscle, called the fascia. There are different types of hernias, such as femoral, hiatal, surgical, umbilical, or inguinal.

Pain after eating

Related to large food intake, as our digestive system is not accustomed to such quantity and has to exert extra effort. However, if the pain does not subside or becomes much sharper, immediate medical attention is necessary.

Constipation

A condition where a person may have fewer than three bowel movements per week, with hard, dry, or lumpy stools; difficult or painful bowel movements; or a feeling of incomplete evacuation.

Fever

Temporary increase in body temperature in response to certain diseases or conditions. It’s important to consider that temperature changes due to normal daily situations, exercise, strong emotions, heavy clothing, menstrual cycle, medications, or strong emotions.

Diarrhea

Intestinal evacuation of loose and watery stools three or more times a day. Diarrhea can be acute, persistent, or chronic. Acute diarrhea is more common than persistent or chronic diarrhea. Dehydration and malabsorption can be complications of diarrhea.

Dysphagia

Difficulty swallowing, meaning your body needs more time and effort to move food or liquids from the mouth to the stomach. Dysphagia can be painful. In some cases, swallowing is impossible.

Sudden incapacitating pain (emergency issues)

Consists of a sudden and short exacerbation of pain that interrupts the relief provided by analgesics and other treatments for chronic pain, which is constant and tends to last more than six months. Important to differentiate from acute pain, which is sudden due to illness or injury.

Wounds on the extremities (diabetes)

In diabetic patients (mainly severe diabetes), an infected wound would lead to an ulcer, which would trigger osteomyelitis (inflammation of the bone), resulting in necrosis and ultimately leading to amputation.

Anal pain

A common condition affecting the perianal area. Most causes are benign, and the pain can be very intense due to the nerve endings in the area. Many diseases that cause anal pain can also cause rectal bleeding.

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