Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
141 Doctors are Online

Symptoms and treatment for stomach ulcers - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Excellent Posted in: Peptic Ulcer
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2408 Questions
User :   I suppose any diferential diagnosis is virtually impossible without a full abdo & Hx but here goes. I take a PPI for PMH of oesophagitis diagnosed on scope 15 years ago. i've been stable with virtually none of the usual ADR's with Lansoprazole oro Disp tab 30mg daily. past 2 months I'm experiencing left sided chest pain which I'm almost certain is not cardiac in origin & noted on waking in the morning, I have an irratic bowel pattern with changing stool colour and consistency, bloatedness & gaseous with discomfort, mild nausea at times, a tenderness just below left rib cage after food. I also find my face flushes and I feel like I'm burning up some times too? What's going on here, could I have early signs of ulcer?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   give me a min, let me go thru your query
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   i am a 49 year old male
User :   I have a BMI of approx 28 and take a relatively low fat diet
Doctor :   do you have anyother medical condition ??
User :   I take an SSRI daily but have nothing else of significance really. The scope showed large hiatus hernia 15 years ago
Doctor :   high blood pressure or diabetes ?
Doctor :   ok
User :   No
Doctor :   now the protocol does require that any CHEST PAIN and in your case yes its highly unlikely that its of a cardic origin ,...BUT still the first step would be a ECG.
Doctor :   and yes you do have typical symptoms that suggest that a ulcer is a high possibility
User :   Ok I will sort that with my physician, I am a specialist nurse and do have some training which can be a disadvantage! i was thinking gall bladder or gastric infection?
Doctor :   you are already on high antacids and the pain should subside
Doctor :   an infection wont last 2 month
User :   yes, sure, I'll see doctor for ECG & full abdo, maybe get further scope?
Doctor :   that would be advisable
User :   Thank you for assistance doctor
Doctor :   your most welcome
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor