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Tips to avoid stomach pain due to untimely diet - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   I have been having severe stomach pain for the past three weeks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Please explain the symptoms in detail
User :   I eat out quite regulalry
User :   and hence have been having dietary problems for quite sometime
User :   Was ok until two weeks back
User :   Started getting stomach upsets
User :   and then progressive pain in the upper part of my stomach
User :   Took digene
User :   helped initially
User :   but now the pain is real bad
Doctor :   Ok I shall ask you few questions before I can say you the probable cause of the pain
Doctor :   Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: User :   I am 28 year old guy
User :   I work in a xxxxx and am married
User :   I am 5' 9"
User :   and weigh 81 kgs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have vomitings/ fever/ loose motions?
User :   I had nausea during the intial period
User :   now it is just real bad pain with loss of apetite
User :   the pain is really severe today
User :   What could be the problem?
User :   My friends say that it could be an ulcer
User :   Can u suggest something?
Doctor :   Yes, I shall suggest , Do you see mucus or change in color of the stool?
User :   Not much
User :   Can;t say for sure, haven;t observed
Doctor :   Can you relate the pain with respect to your intake of food?
Doctor :   I mean before food, during food or after it
User :   It is immediately after food
Doctor :   Ok, Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long you have?
User :   Smoke occassionally, alcohol very rare
User :   Been like this for about 8 years
Doctor :   Are you a binge drinker of alcohol?
User :   I smoke about 2 cigs per week
User :   and about one beer in two weeks
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? Over wt, Diabetes, High Blood pressure, Asthma, Allergies,Thyroid? Any Operations If so why? please say if there is family history of such problems.
User :   None at all
User :   My father has diabetes
User :   no operations
Doctor :   Ok XXXXXXXX after listening to your history I could think of three conditions relating to your stomach pain, Acute gastritis due to alcohol or infection , second is acute duodenitis as the pain is immediately after food and the third is acute on chronic due to your high risk life style of smoking, drinking and untimely diet
User :   Can you suggest something to control this pain
User :   It is really disturbing my work
User :   And what should I do to manage this situation?
Doctor :   You can take xxxxx 10 ml when you have the pain
Doctor :   which reduces the pain
Doctor :   for now it reduces the pain within 15 min
User :   What else should I do?
Doctor :   I would request you to visit a doctor to exactly come to the diagnosis after physical examination and a battery of investigations.
User :   Will a regular doctor do?
Doctor :   You can see a General physician or a Gastroenterologist
User :   Ok
Doctor :   near your area
User :   Thank you doctor
User :   I will first get this syrup and then
User :   probably see a gastro'
User :   Thanks again
Doctor :   I would like give you some tips
Doctor :   as part to prevent the further episodes
Doctor :   Practice good eating habits. Eat moderate proportions, eat at regular times and relax while you eat.
Doctor :   Maintain a healthy weight to reduce these problems
Doctor :   Get plenty of exercise It's best to aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity every day.
Doctor :   Manage stress
User :   Will do
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   Moderation of alcohol and Quit cigarette smoking are two most important you need to look into.
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
User :   Nothing else doctor
User :   Thanks
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