Abdominal pain, acidity, flatulence, indigestion. Done pelvic sonography. Is it due to my eating habits? - Online Doctor Chats
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however am using my husband's login today who is also staff
Even if you werent an employee
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Can you describe it a little?
Is there any abdominal pain?
i never took any prescribed course, just managed with pudin and other ayurvedic medicines
for the last 2 months having pain in lower abdomen
first on left side only and then it started with right side also
can you describe your eating habits a little?
was it done?
which i did yesterday. while all other organs show normal the only comment on the report is 'Multiple small fibroids in bulky uterus'
so i have 2 questions
and hope u can help me
do fibroids cause lower abdominal pain and affect the digestive system also?
they will cause heavy menstrual bleeding
then what is the actual cause of the pain
It is related to the flatulence
To address your symptoms, we would need two things
first, lifestyle modification
second, drug therapy
so can u pls prescribe some medication for it since i am really feeling uneasy for the last few weeks, unable to eat properly for fear of the pain
and disturbed sleep
For that, I need to know what all you eat in a day
breakfast at around 8am 3 slices of bread and nutralite butter and a cup of milk tea
a half cup of tea and maybe a samosa at 10am in office
have recently started a fruit plate at about 12noon (papaya and watermelon) and lunch at 1.30 - generally rice, curry and vegetable.
a cup of tea at 4.30om wtha few biscuits
and dinner at 9.30 - one chapathi, little rice, curry and vegetable. veryy little of non-veg maybe a pice of fish or meat
a banana after dinner
No sweets ?
try to squeeze in some almonds and walnuts in the morning and evening
the food that you have, is it generally made at home or from outside?
except for th samosa
we'll need to change this a little bit,
what time do you get up
at that time, i want you to eat 1 fruit
anything you like
oh so early in the morning
Then within 1 hour, I want you to eat your breakfast
it needs to be 2 slices of bread +vegetables
Make a sandwich
No nutralite or mayo or cheese or butter
what kind of veges
You can also have Bread+1 boiled egg
anything you like except capsicum
But go slow on the sambhar
dont particularly fancy eggs cos i feel it adds to my flatulence problem
Just the egg white wouldnt do anything
Take out the yolk
then at 7 am
sorry at 8 am,
Have a little something
dry fruits ok?
Anything like 1 idli/ 1slice bread
Take a few walnuts
or 5 almond
Then at 11 am
you have 1 cup coffee + 2 biscuits
or any dried food
At 1 pm, 1/2 lunch
so 1 roti + vegetable/dal+rice
whatever you like
Avoid the curry
Lot of oil and spices
Then at 3 pm-4 pm, have the rest of your lunch
at 6 pm, coffee+biscuits
at 8-8:30, dinner
suppose you have 1roti+rice+veg+curry in lunch
so at 1 , if you had dal+rice
at 3 pm, you have roti+veg
same for dinner
but it will b difficult to manage this routine when at work
if you take the food from home,
It takes 5 -10 minutes every 2-3 hours
any specific foods/veges/fruits that i shd avoid
I think we can spare that kind of time every 2-3 hours
Spicy and oily food, alcohol. tea/coffee,
You should avoid
can i have a plate of fruits instead at 3pm?
In all, you should be taking 100 g of fruits in a day
So I think if you have fruits in the morning
That pretty much does it
I'd rather have you eat proper food
It'll help a lot
Do you exercise, Joan?
try to do some 10 mins exercie in the mornings but not consistent
just moving all the joints
Can you spare 30-40 minutes in a day for yourself?
Just walk, do nothing else
anytime of the day?
do you have a treadmill in office?
no we don't
I think you need to spare the time then
Given your age and your complaints
It is almost essential you exercise
ok will try
Third part is drug therapy
This needs to be given with another drug called domperidone
But both of these are prescription drugs
You would need to see your doctor for that
how do these drugs help? they aid digestion?
The omeprazole will decrease the acid production
that will take care of a lot of flatulence and indigestion
that sounds good
Domperidone helps the food to move faster
So they work in sync to make you feel better
so can u suggest which doctor is shd meet?
It is generally safe and there are no side effects that you should be expecting
Any general physician will do
yes thats important
can u suggest one in borivali west area?
I'll have to look it up,
If you raise a request for an appointment with the portal, the customer care team will help you
what if the chemist is willing to give me the drugs wthout a prescription
They will find a doctor and book an appointment
I would suggest you dont do that
Do you want me to tell them to call you?
i will do that then
They'll take down your requirements and fix an appointment for you
for how long wl i have to take this medication
Lets start with 2 weeks
But the lifestyle changes and exercise are very important
they will actually prevent the symptoms
you wouldnt need any medication then
and its good for your heart, weight and will help prevent diabetes
wl i also need to take medication for the bulky uterus and fibroids problem?
Do you have any heavy menstrual bleeding?
not really, my cycle is regular
Then I dont think you need to get it treated
They will regress on their own after menopause
Its very common
but now i feel better already
A colonoscopy is recommended annually after 50 years of age
You dont need 1 now
Not for these symptoms
Is there anything else I can help you with?
so the pain on both lower sides of the abdomen are really related to my digestion problems only
thanks so much doctor
Follow this for just 2-3 days
Including the exercise
You'll see the pain disappear
ok - will do
thanks so much for your help and advice. wl call up for an apptmt with a doctor.
Thanks for consulting me
Bye for now
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