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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello doctor,
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi doctor.
User :   Oh, i talked to you before regarding my stomach ache.
User :   Yesterday, i ate all day, and not once my stomach hurt at all. I have been eating healthy.
Doctor :   Please be online i will get back to you within 5 minutes.
User :   why doctor? i only paid for 20minutes.
Doctor :   Do not worry you have unlimited time session for the chat. you have the monthly pacakge.
User :   Really? Because, when i tried chatting, it said "your fee is up", and i had to pay for the 20minutes that i am chatting with now.
Doctor :   i am here now
Doctor :   you have UNLIMITED time now
Doctor :   dont worrry
User :   So, was i charged for the 20minutes?
Doctor :   i will make sure i answer all your queries
Doctor :   you have our monthly package
Doctor :   your chats from now have no time limit
Doctor :   so please go ahead and tell me
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Okay, but i just paid for 15minutes, so did i get charged for that doctor?
Doctor :   this will be added in your package
Doctor :   which you had taken before
Doctor :   our costumer team will mail you and explain
Doctor :   lets talk about your health now
User :   to my e-mail correct?
Doctor :   yes
User :   Okay doctor.
Doctor :
Doctor :   right
User :   Yes doctor.
Doctor :   so how are you feeling ?
User :   Yesterday, while i was at work, 8 hour shift, i ate 2 granola bars with a lot of fiber in it. After i ate the granola bars, i felt the need to use the restroom, but i couldn't considering i was at work. For dinner, i bought a 9 wheat bread, with grilled oven baked chicken, tomato, cucumber, lettuce sandwich, and an hour later, my stomach told me to use the restroom, and my stool was solid, no irregular color, but it didn't feel like all my stool came out due to me holding it in because of work. Well at 7am, i woke up and my stomach was hurting a bit, and it was a different type of pain, and i was passing a lot of flatus. I went back to sleep, and woke up at 10:30am, again lowering intestine's aching, and passing a lot of flatus, and at the same time my stomach was rumbling like it was hungry. About 10 minutes ago, my lower intestine was rumbling, and all of a sudden i felt the need to use the restroom. It felt like all the stool came out, and it was solid, is that a good sign? And is the ache from my lower intestine pushing the stool out?
Doctor :   well i am impressed with your eating habits
Doctor :   you are really eating well
User :   So that is a good sign? My stomach aching and having a lot of flatus then using the restroom later?
Doctor :   what i want you to do is that get this medicine
Doctor :   its called Gas-X
Doctor :   you will get it at your local pharmacy
User :   Yeah i heard of it, isn't that to prevent flatus?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it will aid you in recovery
User :   But, having my lower intestine ache, having a lot of flatus, and my stool coming all out, that's a good sign of recovery
Doctor :   the pain was because of the flatus
Doctor :   thats all
Doctor :   dont eorry
Doctor :   worry**
User :   Okay, so i am making a full recovery doctor?
User :   Before i went to bed, i ate a piece of bread with jam, and i think that's what made the flatus, and stool want to come out.
Doctor :   yes it can be the cause
User :   So since my stool went from not solid, but not diarrhea, to full solid, that is a great sign of recovery?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   diarrhea means infection
User :   Ah, yeah because my stomach didn't hurt at all once.
Doctor :   thats wonderful
Doctor :   well you are almost there to complete recovery
User :   Okay doctor, like today when i woke up with my lower intestines aching, i thought to myself, all the doctors i talked to told me that i need to relax, and not to panic, that can cause more pain, so i took deep breaths, and relaxed, and my stomach didn't ache as much.
Doctor :   well i am glad you are following our advice with dedication
User :   Like the pain i had today for example when i woke up, was different then the ache's i had from hunger, so i knew i was either just thinking to much, or i just needed to use the restroom. Like i said yesterday, when i had stool and it was solid, it felt as if all of it didn't come out.
User :   For breakfast, i am going to eat steamed fish with ginger sauce again, and also, can i start eating regularly now, just in small doses
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   thatstrue
User :   So i can start eating small doses of spicy food / food i use to eat?
Doctor :   give it a weeks time
Doctor :   and also do buy GASX
User :   Is it necessary?
Doctor :   it will help you
Doctor :   i think you should
User :   Is it okay to eat a hot dog now doctor?
User :   with mustard or ketchup?
Doctor :   avoid the ketchup
User :   what about mustard or mayonnaise?
Doctor :   that you can
User :   Ah, what's the difference between mustard and ketchup doctor?
Doctor :   ketchup will be little rough on your stomach
Doctor :   so avoid it
User :   Okay doctor. Also, i should avoid pizza?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you need to avoid it
User :   Okay, so doctor, what i should eat for a few days?
Doctor :   like i said i have liked the choice of food you are eating
Doctor :   so continue that making sure you get fiber and water in your diet thats all
User :   Yeah, i have been eating a lot of fiber, and drinking a lot of water.
User :   Oh, are oranges okay to eat?
Doctor :   yes they help in digestion
User :   Okay doctor, is meat okay to eat now?
Doctor :   yes but in less quantity
User :   Like steak or pork?
User :   The chat just closed up for some reason...
Doctor :   yes
User :   the chat keeps closing up.
Doctor :   must be some technical problem
Doctor :   i am sorry about that
Doctor :   our technical team is working on it already
User :   Okay doctor.
User :   So doctor, i should be completely back to normal very soon right?
Doctor :   yes i can assure you that
User :   okay doctor, so right now i am eating steamed rice, with steamed fish with ginger sauce, and green tea.
Doctor :   thats [erfect
Doctor :   perfect
User :   Does green tea have any benefits for the stomach / digestive system?
Doctor :   very soothing for your stomach
User :   Okay doctor, so is it okay to eat a sugar donuts?
Doctor :   i dont see why you should not
Doctor :   i am more concerned with the spicy food
User :   yeah, i am still avoiding spicy food right now, i am eating the steamed fish with ginger sauce right now.
Doctor :   thats good
User :   Yeah i am starving right now, like i have a huge appetite.
Doctor :   ok
User :   so doctor, my stomach ache has officially vanished, but when will my diet be back to normal?
Doctor :   2 weeks
User :   so its been a week so far, so one more week?
Doctor :   yes
User :   so my stomach ache shouldn't come back correct?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   do take in gasx ok
User :   okay, but i was confused, when i asked that my stomach ache shouldn't come back and u said "no", what did u mean by that?
Doctor :   thats mean the pain was just because of flatus
Doctor :   nothing serious
Doctor :   you are healing
User :   okay, thank you doctor, so i should be fine for now on right?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   and happy holidays
User :   u too doctor, so i will have unlimited access this entire month/
Doctor :   yes
User :   is there anyway i can just speak to u?
Doctor :   sure you can always ask for me
User :   because you know my background the most.
Doctor :   sure no problem
User :   on the website, it says your a specialist on skin, etc. Are you also a specialist on stomach problems / digestive problems?
Doctor :   i a general physician
Doctor :   i can help you within my expertise
User :   okay doctor, so basically your hypothesis was i had hunger pains due to irregular eating habits, and now my lower intestine is almost fully to mostly healed.
User :   Doctor, are you there?
User :   Doctor?
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