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Intense pain from left side of abdomen to breast , hypertension - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello my father is 57 years old and has been having a pain a shooting pain from the left side of his navel up to his breast is this something we should be concerned about
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ok
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does he have any underlying illness like diabetes, hypertension?
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since when he is having the pain?
User :   yes, hypertension, controlled by medication. It has been on and off throughout the day, sometimes it doesn't hurt all the way up, just half way.
User :   feels better when he stands up.
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since when he is having the pain?
User :   about maybe 24 hours on and off.
Doctor :   ok
User :   not constant
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does he have nausea, vomiting, loose stools, upper stomach pain, burping, burning sensation in chest?
User :   burping
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ok
User :   occasional
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i suggest that you take him to ER (emergency room) and get this evaluated more, he will need a ultrasound examination and pain relieving medications
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as the lower left sided pain can be due to many reasons
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like Irritable bowel syndrome, Diverticulitis, Crohns disease, Ulcerative colitis, Gastritis, Coelic disease, etc, all of which needs investigations
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for confirmation and initiation of treatment according to the findings
Doctor :   meanwhile to relive him of the burping you give him Prilosec OTC once a day
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have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes
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is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   are these symptoms heart related?
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Doctor :   his symptoms are lower left abdominal pain with shooting pain upto his breast

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the pain starting lower down does come as herat pain
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if it was due to heart related problem, he would have had chest tightness, chest pain, crushing feeling in chest and pain shooting to jaw and arms
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with difficulty in breathing
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
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User :   no. thank you. what you have said , he has taken prilosec otc in the past. I was just concerned for him. Thanks. do you think he should go right now?
Doctor :   it is better that he has a examination done by a physician and gets investigated now for the pain
Doctor :   to be able to what exactly is going on and start correct treatment to relive symptoms
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