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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi i just went to the doctors and was diagnosed with a viral infection in the stomach that has built up acid. Some of my questions are would this infection cause weight loss? Was he able to rule out cancer by rubbing my stomach and listening to it? and how long would it take for the medicine (acid blocker) to kick in?
Doctor :   hello
User :   hello
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender ?
User :   18 male
Doctor :   tell me your symptoms ?
User :   starting wednesday ive had indegestion feelings and body aches..also something tasted nasty in my mouth. the body aches have went down but the indegestion is there. i havnt eaten much because of it. it would be a low naseau feeling when i wasnt eating but then get bumped up when i ate. i also have been more gasy and have had a full bowl movement yet just small ones
Doctor :   and have you lost weight ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   how much ?
User :   5-6 pounds
Doctor :   in a week ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   and you are also not eating well right ?
Doctor :   any fever ?
User :   no fever and no
Doctor :   do you have any other medical problem ?
User :   besides the aches and stomach no i dont
Doctor :   and what medications have you been prescribed ?
User :   a acid blocker
User :   one sec i can write down the name
Doctor :   sure
User :   ic omeprazole dr
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well from the history you have told me yes it does looks like stomach infection
Doctor :   dont worry a cancer will NEVER present with such acute symptoms
Doctor :   now have you started taking the medication ?
User :   yes started today
User :   i was wondering how long till it would kick in
Doctor :   in a day you will be feeling better
Doctor :   dont worry the medication are you taking is correct
Doctor :   you will find relief
Doctor :   have you already taken any dosage ?
User :   ok i was also worried about lymphoma....but i highly doubt that now. my doctor checked my lymph nodes in my neck and my shoulder and said they were all fine and if there was a swollen lymph node in my stomach i gues hed feel it. and if i had symptoms there would be more then 1 swollen lymph node
User :   yes i took 1 today
Doctor :   yes dont worry
Doctor :   once you take the complete course all your symptoms will subside
User :   good. and this would also explain my weight loss?
Doctor :   yes as you are not eating
User :   ok thank you very much i beleived he was right but i wanted to stomp out any doubts
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   glad i was able to help you there
Doctor :   take care
User :   you too
Doctor :   and wish you a speedy recovery
Doctor :   good bye
User :   thank you ^.^
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