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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   There is a pain that radiates through my stomach when I carry for example groceries or other heavy objects (such as a 7lb bowling ball). What could be wrong with me. I am 39 and just began to see a fertility specialist (I have no children). Would it be okay to continue with this process? I am a teacher that just got laid off and therefore currently do not have any insurance and am very concerned. Is there anywhere I can go to get free medical treatment? Please Advice.
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me breif you
User :   k
Doctor :   Probable causes for pain or cramp in lower abdomen / stomach
Doctor :   Are 1. irregular mensus
Doctor :   2.myoma
Doctor :   3 fibroids
Doctor :   4. anaemia
Doctor :   5. weakness
User :   I have never been diagnosed with non of the above
Doctor :   Considering your age i would also advise you to have better or more iron supplements
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I have been taking prenatal vitamins for two years
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   have you conceived earlier
User :   yes
Doctor :   Then there is no issues with harmonal imbalance
Doctor :   It more related to weakness caused due to anaemia
Doctor :   Or fibroids
Doctor :   Due you get easily fatigue
Doctor :   Or recent history of painfull bleeding/ excessive bleeding
User :   I was pregnant last October and had a miscarriage. I highly suspect it was because I carried a 5lb water gallon
User :   I mean 5 gallons of water
Doctor :   It could also be the cause but should not repeat every time you carry weight
Doctor :   Cramps or muscle pull will get releived within a week usually
Doctor :   That rather will have impact on back
Doctor :   Not your belly region
User :   I noticed my pain has been getting gradually worse. I know dread carrying grocerices
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I would suggest you rest and hot padding in the belly region for quick releif
Doctor :   And regarding findings to be confirmed with an Ultrasound and some basci blood test
User :   When I carried the 5gallon water i immediately felt like something tore right below my sternum
Doctor :   Ok
User :   like something got pulled
Doctor :   That probably an cramp
Doctor :   But the region specified is what i am concerned
Doctor :   As it not usuall in the region following weight lifting
User :   now my pain just radiated throughout my stomach and lasts for a couple of minutes and i have to cease what I am doing
Doctor :   So plz get your self examined once
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   So plz get some antispasmoidic drugs
Doctor :   Which will relive your drugs
Doctor :   And some painkillers like Brufen should help you for now
Doctor :   Antispasmoidics like spasmoproxyvon twice daily
User :   do these need to be prescibed
Doctor :   Brufen is an OTC
User :   ok
Doctor :   But spasmoproxyvan you will have to get an presciption
Doctor :   And one more question do you have an bulge in the region of pain
User :   no
Doctor :   Then it sfine have soem painkillers
Doctor :   You will have good releif
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Avoid sternous work and weight lifting for atleast a week
Doctor :   Your are welcome
Doctor :   Wishing you speedy recovery
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Bye for now

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