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Gastritis, pain after meal - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   good evening doctor
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i get severe pain after every meal
Doctor :   Can you describe the pain?
User :   above stomatch
User :   and on the right side of the chest
User :   pricking pain
Doctor :   Do you have nausea or vomiting?
User :   no
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   i have in digestion frequently
User :   and lot of gas
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   in digestion problem and gas i have after i over eat spicy food
User :   this pain above stomatch and right side of chest is from 2 to 3 weeks
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor in the past for these symptoms?
User :   Yes i had been to a genl phsysician 3 days back
Doctor :   May I know if you were put on any treatment and how was your response to the treatment?
User :   Dr told me to stop spicy food
User :   and put me on Rabium-20 tablets - once in a day for one month
Doctor :   Do you have any bowel disturbances?
User :   bowel?
Doctor :   I mean do you have any problems while passing stool?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i started 3 days back tablets....but improvement will take time?
Doctor :   May I know your age, gender, height and weight?
User :   age is 37, height 5 ft 9 inches, Male and 80 kgs weight
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Let me guide you.
Doctor :   Since I have unable to perform a physical examination on you, I am unable to give you the exact cause for your symptoms.
User :   were you able to understand my symtoms?
Doctor :   Nevertheless, with the history that you have provided to me
Doctor :   its probably symptoms of indigestion and gastritis alone.
Doctor :   The best treatment for this is as follows.
Doctor :   1. Continue with the rabium tablets given to you.
Doctor :   They are more effective if you take them before your meals.
User :   can i take 2 per day?
Doctor :   Yes, you can take them twice a day.
Doctor :   2. Along with this you can also use antacids, such as syp gelusil 2tsp before meals thrice a day.
Doctor :   3. Restrict hot and spicy food.
User :   the pain i get scares me
Doctor :   4. Be regular with your meals.
User :   gastic pains are scary?
Doctor :   5. Restrict smoking and alcohol if any, as they can increase your gastritis symptoms.
Doctor :   6. Restrict coffee and tea consumptions.
User :   why does the pain sound like chest and heart pain?
Doctor :   7. Apart from this reducing weight, regular sleep and stress reducing measures are also effective in treating this condition.
Doctor :   Gastritis can cause symptoms of reflux.
Doctor :   In simple words the acid secretions can regurgitate into the oesophagus, which can cause pain in the retrosternum
Doctor :   That is the region around the heart.
Doctor :   Its one of the commonly confused condition.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Apart from these measures, if your symptoms are persisting, then you will have to consult a gastroenterologist and get an endoscopy if needed.
Doctor :   And lastly stress and worry can aggravate the symptoms of gastritis, so do not panic.
Doctor :   Just follow these measures strictly.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   I'l do that.
Doctor :   I'm sorry.
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   I have to close the window as you are not responding.Please log in back if you have medical queries.
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