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GERD, hernia and bleeding of stomach ulcers. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I helpyou
User :   Hi, I was wondering if you can tell me if some symptoms I have are consistent with GERD
User :   Shall I go on?
Doctor :   If you can tell me What your symptoms are it would help me
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Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long?
User :   Ok, it started out I was having chest pains and that was mostly in...about a month ago...but then in addition, I started regurgitating a lot of bitter stuff, especially after eating.....about that same time i started clearing my throat a lot...just a little phlegm, not enough to cough
User :   I'll list more symptoms after I answer those questions ...stand by
User :   44 year old male, writer, single, 271 lbs and 6 foot tall. I do not do any tobacco or drinking and never have...Now I'll return to the symptoms
User :   A couple weeks ago, most of the chest pain went away...but still having problems with the acidy stuff in my mouth and now a feeling of something stuck in my throat......most noticeable early in the day
User :   that feeling tends to go away later in the day
User :   Also one other thing that I'm not sure about...sometimes I tend to this....
User :   I'm color blind so I can't tell the difference between some shades of brown and red
User :   so if I can get gross for a minute, sometimes after a bowel movement when I wipe, there are darkers spots on the toilet paper than in other spots
User :   It seems a darker brown, not red.....
User :   but again I'm color-blind...I never notice it in the stools themselves
User :   I don't know if it should always be the exact same shade or not
User :   since watching my diet in the past week, I have noticed some improvement in the phlegm and acid stuff in my mouth
User :   and that's about it
Doctor :   Ok as going with your Symptoms that you have mentioned it would look like to be Acidity with you having Ulcers In the Stomach and due to it the Ulcers have bleed and that gets converted to Dark Brown Color when it comes in contact with the Acid in the Stomach
Doctor :   That is what your not being able to differentiate
Doctor :   And if your having Frank Bleeding then it would be that you need to get the Scopy from the Bottom too since It could be
User :   I've had an umbilical hernia for many years....Can that contribute to any of that? Just curious
Doctor :   Hemorrhoids and that will have Frank Bleeding
Doctor :   If you are having any Kind of pain on the Hernia it can lead to this Condition too
Doctor :   are you having any Pain
User :   One more question.....if there has been pain on the hernia (and it's possible there has been), could that ultimately lead to the acid stuff?
Doctor :   Is there been any Color Change
User :   color change in the stools?
Doctor :   Not it is that you need to get it operated at the earliest since it has got necroses
Doctor :   Color change on your Hernia
User :   Not that I've noticed, there hasn't been
User :   right now, you can still push it in a little and it comes back out....other times it seems tighter
Doctor :   The coils in the Hernia (Intestinal Coils ) would have got entangled and lead to Necrosis
User :   are you saying they have done that or could do that?
Doctor :   Ok then there is nothing to worry but would suggest you to get it removed since there are possibilities of it going into necrosis
User :   Ok, if it has not reached that stage yet, could it still account for my symptoms?
Doctor :   No then in that case it would be just your Acidity that has led to your Symptoms
User :   can the acidity cause darkness in the stools?
User :   again, a barely-noticeable darkness in some areas
Doctor :   That is what i have mentioned that the Bleeding from the Ulcers could come in contact with the Acid in the Stomach and get discolored to Dark Brown
Doctor :   Did not get the Last Line
User :   This is the last thing and I'll leave: Do you think it's likely there's an ulcer then?
Doctor :   Yes certainly there are
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User :   Ok can I take prilosec for symptoms?
Doctor :   Can you tell me the generic Name on that
User :   omeprazole?
Doctor :   yes that will need to be taken in the morning half hour before food for best results and
Doctor :   along with that you will need to take other ulcer protective too
Doctor :   since there are Higher chances of it
Doctor :   Syp Sucralfate 2 tea spoons before meal will help
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