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Tests for upper abdominal pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Abdominal Pain
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   hi how can i help you?
User :   i need to find out what's wrong with my stomach!
User :   i have upper abdominal pain
User :   no heartburn
User :   it moves to my back
User :   it's relieved with antacids, but i usually have to take more than one
Doctor :  
User :   it's worse when i lay down
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
since when you are having this?
User :   it's not a sharp pain, so i don't think it's an ulcer..
User :   about a year now
User :   it comes and goes, but it happens at least 4/5 times a week
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
have you done any scan?
User :   i went to the ER once, and they didn't do any real tests, but gave me a prescription for something similar to prilosec
User :   i bought the prilosec instead because it was cheaper (pharmacist said it was ok)
User :   and it works, but i have to take a lot of them.
Doctor :  
you will need to do a endoscopy and a abdominal ultrasound
Doctor :  
to see what is wrong
User :   i figured... what do you think it could be?
Doctor :  
whether the symptoms are due to ulcer disease or due to pancreatitis, or due to gallsotnes
Doctor :  
all of these will have similar symptoms initially
Doctor :  
you can continue using Prilosec two times a day
Doctor :  
but if not getting relief then i would suggest you to take these tests and report back
Doctor :  
or get a reexamination done
Doctor :  
and change the medications accordingly

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