Constant sore stomach, acid burns - Online Doctor Chats
Doctor : hi
Doctor : how can we help u?
User : Hello, I'm a young student I don't have money to pay I'm afraid but I'm quite worried about a problem I have with my health
Doctor : k.. proceed with ur problem..
User : I've had a very sore stomach for a while now it was intermitent now it's constant. I wake up with the pain and it really hurt quite alot when I sit down to a meal it just seems to worsen. Things like Mint peppermint ant acids burn my stomach and I'm not sure why..I'm always tired aswell
User : I have a milkshake that cools it down but then it comes back worse same with coffee.
User : Milkshakes though now are really starting to make me worse and I have no idea what this is or how to even treat it
Doctor : does that alter wit food?
User : My stomach is always bloated and very hard to touch
User : Food (depending what I eat) makes it worse
Doctor : wt food worsen it?
User : Anything spicy or onions etc.
User : I had a roast lanmb dinner with mint sauce and the mint just burnt
Doctor : k.. have u undergone any consultation for thjis?
User : Hi I got cut off and I was speaking with someone?
Doctor : are you back?
User : Yes I am
Doctor : but u cant chat as ur trail is over..
User : I paid...
Doctor : k.. so paid n ur back .. fine..
Doctor : tell me since when ur having this provlem?
User : it started 2 months ago bit it was intermitent like I said only recently has it been contant and more painful
Doctor : k.. can u make out exact site of the pain over ur abdomen..
User : I feel like I will vomit all the time but I don't actually vomit and I'm easily cold now and I never used to be
User : It starts and the middle spreads to the top and bottom.
Doctor : i mean upper region or to right left or below the bellybotton?
User : It's just like band right round the whole of my abdomen and the pain just spreads upper and lower
Doctor : k.. wt kind of pain it is?.. more of a burning or like sqeezing or prickin or somethin else like?
User : I can't explain it...if it's extreme pain then it sort of paralyses me for a little while then eases off, but its just a constant pain..if I eat something like mint antacids peppermint onions etc then it burns like I feel something inside my stomach is burning or on fire.
Doctor : k.. have u ever take any medicine for this?
User : No
Doctor : will milk reduce ur pain?
User : Only for a little while then it comes back worse
Doctor : k..do u smoke ?
User : No never have either...no one in my house smokes either.
Doctor : are u under any kind of stress?.. like exams, emotional disturbance..
User : Not really..
Doctor : whats the colour of ur stools?
User : Well...normal kinda..
Doctor : r u sure.. is nt it like black or tarry ever?
User : There was only once where it was black and about 3 dare where is was very pale but its normal now.
User : But I do have diorreah
Doctor : k..
Doctor : do u have vomiting?
User : Not properly I'll almost vomit but nothing happens but have it contantly everyday
Doctor : so u have feeling of about to vomit.. its called nausea..k..
User : Yes thats right
Doctor : i would suggest u to undergo an endoscopy..
User : Well what do you think it is?
Doctor : its an investigation where the inside of ur stomach..
Doctor : ur symptoms suggest of an acute gastritis or gastritic ulcer..
User : Is it serious?
User : If it is that problem what is the treatment?
Doctor : not really there are good no. of drugs to cure..
User : Could it turn serious...like cancer?
Doctor : do u remember of takin pain killer tablets?
User : I took a dose or "Paramol" once but they didn't really work for this pain but that was ages ago.
Doctor : no more on chronic bases?
User : No I just took milk or a coffee which soothed it but then it came back
Doctor : coffee , tea, spicy food will only increase it.. so u better avoid them.. milk and juices , food on regular bases will help u..
User : I see well could this turn serious?? Like Cancer? What treatment can I do or take?
Doctor : wt abt fever?
User : I sometimes have a fever yes but not often. I'll feel my whole body is sweating when it isn't
Doctor : and wt abt ur weight? have u noticed any significant weight loss since having these symptoms..
User : My mum has noticed a loss of weight.
Doctor : havent u checked it?
User : No I haven't
Doctor : k.. dont be too much worried..
Doctor : u better undergo physical examination once.. wt u say for that?
User : I have no faith in local doctors and can't get to one because of my work.
User : Can this lead to cancer?
Doctor : do u have any of ur family members with stomach cancer? present or past?...hey u better undergo once examination.. search for good doctor..
User : Yes there has been in the past.
User : Do you think it's cancer?
Doctor : who?..
User : My uncle.
Doctor : k.. dont do self diagnose..
Doctor : stomach cacer is rare.. but it cant be ruled wit out examination..
User : Well why do certain foods burn my stomach? What will stop the burning?
User : How certain are you on it being a stomach ulcer? This is quite worrying...
Doctor : its coz of wearing away of gatric protective layerin called mucosa..as ur symptoms are very significant
Doctor : i strongly suggest u to undergo physcical examination immediately..
User : I can't afford to, thats why I was looking for someone like yourself.
User : I'm a poor student.
Doctor : k..
Doctor : dont u have any governament hospitals?
User : No.
Doctor : do u have any swellings in ur neck region?.. mainly left side?
User : Not that I can feel..
Doctor : fine.. if u once undergo physical examination n get one or two investigations..they will come to provisional diagnosis..
User : I really can't afford to go to a doctor or hospital
Doctor : k atleast can u get ur endoscopy done?
User : I would have to pay and I just can't afford it
Doctor : see man thats least u can do.. if ve come to some provisional diagnosis we can prescribe some drugs..
User : I would still have to pay a huge amount of money and I just can't afford it thats why I came to you
Doctor : k.. how m uch they charge for one consultation?
User : about Â£100 wich I just haven't got being a poor student
Doctor : k i vll tell u some drugs.. ask if they are available as over the counter drugs..
User : ok
Doctor : ask for rantidine 150 mg or else pantaprazole 40 mg tablets.. if they are not otc s then they will ask for priscription..
User : Right ok...is there any specific food I should avoid and not avoid.
User : What if I can't get those drugs over the counter what else can I take?
Doctor : spicy foods say no.. eat 4 times daily without fail.. take cold milk no coffee or tea.. dont think too much of gastric cancer.. relax urself, get involved in other things..
User : Any other medication I can take other than prescription drugs?
Doctor : not at present.. will consider if needed..Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User : No thats ok thanks
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