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Suffering from GERD and gall bladder stones - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello, I am having alot of pain in my stomach,my stomach is bloating, i am tried all of the time, and have a fever.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how long have u had this symptoms ?
User :   for a few months fever this last few days
Doctor :   may i know your age, weight and height ?
User :   age34, 10 stone and height 5ft 3ins
Doctor :   can u describe the pain in the abdomen ?
User :   like period pain sometimes it can be a very sharp pain
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is it in the center of the chest , below the ribs ?
User :   below the ribs
Doctor :   ok ,
Doctor :   this seems to be due to Gastric refulx or gastritis (excess acid secretion in the stomach)
Doctor :   have u taken any medications before ?
User :   no
Doctor :   in that case, the best way to handle this is use of antacids like tums, mylanta and ..
Doctor :   and prilosec (omeprazole) tablets to reduce the acid production
Doctor :   physical workouts , and change of diet habits are helpful too
User :   what about the fever
Doctor :   may i know how high the fever runs, ?
Doctor :   do u have any loss of appetite , loss of weight , etc ?
User :   not sure but it tonight i am a hotter then normal
User :   I also have a light head and feel like a need to get sick
Doctor :   do u tend to vomit most of the time ?
User :   only the last few days i feel like voiting but i have also have loss of appetite
Doctor :   Do u drink alcohol ?
User :   no
Doctor :   or smoke ?
User :   no
Doctor :   have u undergone any tests like a ultrasound ?
User :   yes i did a few years ago
User :   would it be an infection in the stomach
Doctor :   was there any findings ? did u have similar symptoms as u ahve now ?
User :   it was got worse
Doctor :   no, presence of fever and your symptoms described could be due to gall stones or cholesystitis (inflammation)
User :   what is the best thing for me to do
Doctor :   u might need to get a blood test (CBC, ESR, ) AND a ultrasound abdomen, now, to know the exact cause of your symptoms
Doctor :   a low fat and less spicy food, and diet changes , physical exercise - are good to help in case of gall stone disease
User :   ok thank- you for your time
Doctor :   and also in case of gastritis
Doctor :   You are most welcome
User :   ok
Doctor :   i hope your query has been answered
Doctor :   have a good evening
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
User :   you to
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