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Peptic ulcers causing back pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr XXXX here
Doctor :   How can i help you ?
User :   Hi, XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   yes, XXXXX
User :   Can you see my question?
Doctor :   no, i do not see , please re type
User :   I have pain in midback, left of spine, towards bottom of rib cage, only on left.
User :   Indigestion, burping, bad breath. This is third day. No appetite. No relief. stabbing, boring pain.
Doctor :   Ok, since when do you have this problem ?
Doctor :   oh, 3 days you say,
User :   only relief comes from making a fist and jamming it against spot.
Doctor :   have you ever had the same problem in past ?
User :   no
User :   no pain in front, all in back
Doctor :   is the pain intensity related to food ingestion ?
User :   it is all day, worse after eating. not drinking coffee.
Doctor :   Do you have vomiting ?
User :   feel like I am going to, but haven't vomited.
Doctor :   vomiting early in morninigs ?
User :   no.
Doctor :   ok, do you have that feeling in the morning ?
User :   all day
User :   all day since Sat.
Doctor :   ok, this is gives me a clear picture of gastrtis
Doctor :   i would suggest you to get an upper GI endoscopy
User :   have diarrhea.
User :   regular old gastritis.
Doctor :   probably complicated with ulcers
Doctor :   GASTRITIS*
User :   nothing showing on my screen
User :   are you still there
Doctor :   which will help in diagnosis
User :   ulcers?
Doctor :   oh, i mentioned about endoscopy
User :   where would ulcer be located.
Doctor :   i do not see it on the screen, i suggested for an upper GI endoscopy
User :   i understand. never had ulcer, i'm 60.
Doctor :   ulcer may probably be in the stomach
User :   was hospitalized as a child for gastritis, but pain was different, it was in front.
Doctor :   that might be cause you feel pain soon after food ingestion which streatchs the stomach wall
User :   okay. what o-o-c med might cause relief.
Doctor :   this time the ulcer might be on the posterior wall of the stomach, which do present with pain in the back
Doctor :   yes, i will advice you one
User :   makes sense, back wall of stomach causing pain in back.
Doctor :   take tab PRILOSEC OTC once in the morning bfore food
User :   once a day only.
Doctor :   yes, once daily only,take it for a minimum of week to notice the difference
User :   any foods to avoid specifically.
Doctor :   avoid spicy foods
Doctor :   and hot ones too
User :   you mean hot soup
Doctor :   yes,
User :   warm soup okay
Doctor :   yes,
User :   warm beverages feel good going down, soothing
Doctor :   but avoiding soups would be better
User :   i am burping so loudly
Doctor :   ya, but they stimulate acid secretion
Doctor :   and worsen the condition
User :   no soups!!!! oh no. what then.
Doctor :   sweet, starch
Doctor :   thanks for consulting, kindly provide your feedback
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