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Have gas problem and pressure formation in chest. Remedy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Answered : 106 Questions
User:hi doctor
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:i am suffering from GAS problem since last 1 year
User:the problem is
User:there is gas formation and i have a pressure on my chest
User:i have take berbs forcibally
User:the berbs are vacummised
User:and there is no such pain
User:but i have some sensation just below the chest
User:in the upper abdomen
User:somtimes when i keep sitting for longer i hve gas formastion pressurising my chest
User:also sometimes after eating i have
User:the same problem gas forming and pressure on the chest
User:i have done usg
User:last year
User:nothing was found
User:taken many types of med
Doctor:Was it USG abdomen?
User:but only temp relief
Doctor:What type of medicines have you tried?
User:upper abdomen
Doctor:What type of medicines have you tried?
User:so now i am worried
User:took homeopathy medicine also
Doctor:Yes I can understand that.
User:wat can be the reasons
Doctor:Mostly bloating of stomach happens due to bacterial over-growth in stomach.
User:actully there is no such pain or somthing
User:but uncomfortable feeling
User:i take raw gourd(lauki) juice every day early morning
User:is it good or bad
User:pls suggest
User:your prediction is bacterial overgrowth?
Doctor:I will ask a few questions to get a better understanding about your health.
Doctor:It can be other things too.
User:wat else
Doctor:It can be due to some medicines.
User:some medicines like
Doctor:It can be caused by many medicines.
Doctor:Mostly antibiotics are the culprit.
Doctor:Natural medicines like homeopathy can also cause it.
Doctor:Liver infections can also be the cause.
Doctor:Fatty liver can also cause it.
User:are these curable?
Doctor:Eating clean food is very important to take care of it.
User:liver issues
Doctor:It depends on the cause.
Doctor:If medicines have caused it, then you have to discontinue the medicine and give your stomach some time to recover from it.
User:should i take lauki juice?
Doctor:Liver also has good regenerative capacity.
Doctor:I do not recommend taking lauki juice on a regular basis.
User:i also feel i am gaining weight
Doctor:Just drinking clean water, hygeinic and nutritious food and taking care of the cause is the best way to manage it.
Doctor:I want you to go for blood tests to figure out a cause.
Doctor:Some basic blood tests can figure out liver function capacity.
Doctor:You may also need to be tested for diabetes.
Doctor:For that you will need to get fasting blood sugar levels done.
Doctor:Can I ask you a few questions to know your health better?
Doctor:What is your age?
Doctor:What is your current weight?
Doctor:You said that you recently gained weight.
Doctor:How much have you gained and over what time?
User:i was 60
Doctor:Over what time have you gained weight?
User:one year
Doctor:When was the last time you got blood tests done?
User:last many years
User:since it was not reqd
Doctor:Since when do you have bloating?
User:1 and 1/2 year
Doctor:Do you have any idea about the cause of it?
User:i wil have the enodoscopy
User:by next week
Doctor:Is it already planned by your doctor?
User:this stat=rted with loose mtion
User:and vomiting
Doctor:I think it is better to go for non-invasive tests like blood tests.
Doctor:Go ahead
Doctor:So was it an infection?
User:after having medicine
User:i was ok
User:and then it strted with
User:gas issues'
Doctor:Do you remember the medicine?
Doctor:Was it an antibiotic?
User:break for stoping the loose motion
User:and yes may be some antibiotic also
Doctor:How long did you take the medicine?
User:for 7 -8 days
User:then i started with homeopathy
Doctor:Why is the doctor suggesting endoscopy?
User:again i went to the gsatro when i was facing gas isues for aome month
User:he suggested me usg
User:nothing was
User:diagnosed then it was endoscopy
Doctor:Is he planning to take some biopsies during the procedure?
User:again i stated the homeopathy
User:but no blood test was told to me
User:wat you suggest
User:actully i wanted to avoid this endoscopy
Doctor:I think blood tests are done before the invasive tests like endoscopy.
Doctor:Endoscopy is better at pointing the diagnosis.
User:this this the second doctor i am reffering to
User:but none of them gave me any blood tests
User:all asking for endoscopy
Doctor:I think I have an idea about your problem.
Doctor:The medicines that you took at the start, they caused the normal flora to alter.
Doctor:My suggestion is that you discuss with your doctor about stoping all medicines for now.
Doctor:Let your body to recover from the effect of medicines.
Doctor:In the meanwhile, also discuss with your doctor about doing blood tests before going for endoscopy.
Doctor:Again it is your call to go for endoscopy or not.
Doctor:It is not essential as you have no other symptoms apart from bloating.
Doctor:Most probably it is only caused by bacterial overgrowth.
Doctor:It can be done if doctor is suspecting indigestion due to an underlying medical condition like celiac sprue, etc.
Doctor:Even if he is suspecting celiac sprue, blood tests are the initial tests to do.
Doctor:Celiac sprue is indigestion due to allergy to gluten component of wheat.
Doctor:Thus my suggestion is that you talk to your doctor again and get a prescription for blood tests.
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Did you understand the details I am providing?
User:thats wat i am wondring
Doctor:Take nutritious diet.
User:why none of the doctors are telling blood tests
Doctor:Fruits especially papaya helps with indigestion.
User:they are only focussing on usg and endoscopy
Doctor:I do not know.
Doctor:I would not go straight for endoscopy.
Doctor:Ask your doctor about the diagnosis they are considering.
Doctor:There has to be an indication, to consider endoscopy.
User:actully more than the indigestion on daily basis i have the gas formation, pressurising my chest, and some discomfort on the uupper abdomen
User:otherwise no probs at all
User:sometimes irregular motion probs are there
User:otherwise i am ok
Doctor:Yes, I think it is bacterial overgrowth only.
User:the berbs are vaccumised
Doctor:Second probability can be celiac disease.
Doctor:But it causes weight loss.
User:i have to force myself to take the berbs
Doctor:Third possibility can be diabetes.
Doctor:Get blood tested for blood sugar.
User:in my family my mothers family had it
Doctor:Liver function also needs to be ruled out.
User:none from my fathers
Doctor:Taking medicines may have caused some alteration in liver function.
Doctor:Again I will go for blood tests to rule it out.
User:you mean to say
User:blood test can dagnosis this things
Doctor:Yes, blood tests can help in narrowing down the possible causes.
Doctor:Also include complete blood count to rule an ongoing infection of gut.
Doctor:Did you understand my point?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Do you have a question?
User:presently the doc has given me a medicine i dont remember the name
User:but the function is to neutralize the acid
User:starts with N
Doctor:Is it working for you?
User:one tab before breakfast
User:in empty stomach everyday thats all
User:taken for two days
User:i was ok yesterday
User:but again today there is gas formation
User:presuure on the chest
Doctor:You should take it for a few days to see an effect.
User:so can i drop the idea of the endoscopy for a week
Doctor:It will protect your stomach.
User:and continue the medicine foe
Doctor:You may delay it.
Doctor:You may delay endoscopy.
Doctor:Take the acidity medicine.
User:any special food u want me to eat ,or stop eating
Doctor:Take healthy diet.
Doctor:stop the gourd juice.
User:any fruits
User:pls guode
Doctor:Yes fruits--5 servings a day
User:pls guide
User:any fruits
Doctor:Stop the homeopathy as well.
Doctor:Stop the antibiotics for a while.
Doctor:Let your body recover for a month or even more.
User:ya i am taking any antibiotics
Doctor:Do blood tests.
User:wat all
User:can give me the details
Doctor:Talk to your doctor about use of endoscopy and what diagnosis he is considering.
User:i wan to recover as soon as possible
User:i am newly married
User:also want to plan for concieving
User:so want to recover
Doctor:Are you taking contraceptives?
User:not at all
Doctor:I think you are fine.
Doctor:You can go ahead with pregnancy after discussing the blood reports with your doctor.
Doctor:The blood tests that you can include in basic blood profile.
User:but this gas formation somtime creats discomfort for me
User:iam as such working
Doctor:ALT, AST levels for liver function.
User:anything else
Doctor:It is normal to have bloating after taking antibiotics.
Doctor:It is a side-effect of the medicine.
User:but its continuing for last one and half years
Doctor:Complete blood count has to be included in blood test
Doctor:You may also want to be tested for typoid fever.
User:but i am ok
User:why typhoid
Doctor:There are some immunological tests for celiac sprue. your gastroenterologist may consider that.
Doctor:To rule out a sub-clinical typhoid.
Doctor:Yes, it is just to rule it out.
Doctor:Fasting blood sugar levels are also advised.
Doctor:I think these blood tests should be enough for now.
Doctor:Do you another query?
User:i hope my problem is cureable
User:it wil not lead to any operations and all
Doctor:Well sometimes irreversible changes happen in body
User:i am worried
Doctor:after taking medicines.
Doctor:It should not be a cause of worry.
Doctor:Take multi-vitamin supplements if you are planing for pregnancy.
Doctor:Iron supplements can also cause indigestion as a side-effect.
User:no not now most probably next year
Doctor:People live normal lives with such a problem.
Doctor:Do you have another query?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:but it leads to dicomort
Doctor:I know.
User:i want to be normal
Doctor:Give it some time to recover.
Doctor:It will slow down with time and healthy life-style.
User:since last yyear very rarely i have normal life
Doctor:It may get worse with more medicines.
User:every day i take forced berbs
Doctor:You may also want to exercise regularly to boost your immunity.
User:that i wil do
Doctor:You may do a massage of tummy to get rid of the gas.
User:work time is such
User:no time at all
Doctor:You need to find time for yourself.
User:for all this things
Doctor:atleast 20 min of exercise is a must in a day.
User:i have
Doctor:yes you need to.
Doctor:Stress can decrease immunity as well.
Doctor:Meditation can help bring down the stress levels.
User:without prescription can those blood tests can be done
User:wit the diagonstic centre entertain
Doctor:You may check with the laboratory.
User:i am in blr
User:so is it possible here
Doctor:But it is better to get a prescription and check the reports with the doctor again.
Doctor:It is possible.
User:can you prescribe it
Doctor:I cannot prescribe on chat
Doctor:But I do visit XXXXXXX for doctor visits.
User:then how to get it
User:where do you visit
User:which offc
Doctor:Which XXXXXXX do you work.
Doctor:I visit three offices.
User:i am travelling to different offce
User:sometime warehouse
User:you pls tell me i wil ask hr to help me
Doctor:Yes I go to OMTB on tuesday
User:is it every tuesday
Doctor:My timings are wednesday 2-3
Doctor:it is not tuesday.
Doctor:On Hosur road.
Doctor:Other timings are Flipkaprt-vs tuesday 2:30 to 4
Doctor:flipkart-jb wednesday 11-12:30 am
User:i wil talk to hr
User:and try getting touch with you
User:may be in omtp
Doctor:See you at the office then.
Doctor:Do you have another question?
User:no thanks
Doctor:I have to close the chat window now.
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now.
Doctor:Is it ok if I close the chat window.
Doctor:You can note down my name for reference
Doctor:Good afternoon
User:good afternoon
Doctor:Please log in to chat once again
User:i wanted to ask few things
Doctor:shall take your chat
Doctor:Is that ok with you?
User:Are you there
User:Dr. i wanted to confirm will you be available on this wed in omtp
User:then i can plan out and visit
Doctor:Yes I will be there.
Doctor:Between 2-3 pm
User:can i have any of you r contact num so that i can confirm on tuesday
Doctor:I cannot confirm it on chat for security reasons, but you can contact our customer care team and they will put you across to me.
User:any customer care number
Doctor:It is available on the website
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Ok so you can contact them whenever you need to reach me
User:i am getting connected you.
User:ok thanks
Doctor:Any other question
Doctor:Bye for now
User:thank you
Doctor:Thank you too
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