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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello

User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   ok i have a question
Doctor :  
How can I help?
User :   i have a pain under my left breast, and heart burn i know it isntg heart related the heart burn goes away with antacids and so does the pain but when it hits again i alwayhs have to burp
User :   olr get a need to go to the bathroom feeling
User :   or not olr
Doctor :  
May I know your age and gender?
User :   ahnd its not a consistednt nor numbing pain, nor un locatable
User :   30,male
User :   its a dull pain that happenbs for a second and goes away as soon as i burp
User :   or use the bathroom
Doctor :   Can describe your pain?
User :   its kind of dull only lasts a second and soon as i burp or relieve gas it goes away
Doctor :  
Since when are your having theses symptoms?
Doctor :  
Do you have constipation/loose stools?
Doctor :  
Do you have nausea or vomiting?
User :   it happens once aq month usually after i eat something spicy or soomething
User :   no nasea or vomiting
User :   i was a XXXXXXXX bit constipated
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   not so much now n the pain is gone n hasnt happened for a couple dayhs
User :   i wsmoke
User :   no alcohol
User :   i went to the doctor n they ruled out the heart
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i couldnt afford to do a million other tests yet
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :  
Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes/hypertension?
User :   no
User :   what my question is
User :   is can this be gas related
Doctor :  
Based on the brief history that you have provided, your symptoms are more in favour of gastritis and not a heart related pain.
User :   what can i do to ease it up
Doctor :   To confirm the diagnose, you may need an endoscopy.
User :   ok ty very much
Doctor :  
However, if you are not able to afford this, I would suggest a few measures.
Doctor :  
1. Life style modifications that include
Doctor :  
Avoiding hot and spicy food.
Doctor :  
Drinking plenty of water.
Doctor :  
Restricting caffeine consumption
User :   would pizza or bar b q sauce be considered one of them fo9ods?: Doctor :  
Regular food habbits.
Doctor :  
Sauce is well known to induce the symptoms of gastritis.
Doctor :  
So preferably avoid them.
User :   ahh thats what cause my last flair up was bar b q sauce
Doctor :  
Too much spices in the pizza is also not recommended.
User :   your a hero man i thank u so much
Doctor :  
So restrict these too.
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