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Pain in stomach post heart burn treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I've had symptoms of heart burn for over a month. I have been taking Omeprazole hoping the heart burn would go away.Now I have a pain in my stomach and it hurts when I eat, even just bland foods. I took one Buscapina Compositum last night, and felt somewhat better in the morning, but the pain came back when I ate again.I'm being encouraged to take WWW.WWWW.WWI'm considering trying Buscapina Compositum again.
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   Let me read the query and answer you
User :   I am also considering Pepto Bismol.
Doctor :   I have few questions for you before my advice
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   43
User :   male
Doctor :   Do you have irregular meal timings?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Would the pain start after taking food?
User :   today yes
Doctor :   How long after food intake?
User :   it first started in the middle of the night. 2 days ago.
User :   almost immediately after food intake.
Doctor :   Can you point the exact location of the stomach pain?
User :   Feels like center of stomach
Doctor :   Is it burning or pressing or piercing type?
User :   i'm not clear on the differences between burning & pressing
User :   I feel bloated.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   If I were to pick a side, it would be the left side.
Doctor :   Do you have nausea or vomiting?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have refluxes too?
User :   no
Doctor :   What do you have as an antacid at home?
User :   Omeprazole
User :   and tums
Doctor :   You can take TUMS right now
User :   what else can I take?
Doctor :   and consider PEPTOBISMOL from next time
User :   what do you think is the cause of the pain?
User :   i have pepto-bismol also
Doctor :   It is consistent with a ulcer in the stomach
Doctor :   You can take PEPTO BISMOL
Doctor :   I suggest you to get an Upper GI endoscopy as soon as possible to check for Ulcer
Doctor :   Your Primary can refer you to Gastroenterologist
User :   ok, will do. but you dont think that taking too much of omeprazole may have cause this?
Doctor :   Did you understand?
Doctor :   No Actually the recommended duration of Omeprazole as a trial is 4 to 6 weeks to relieve from symptoms
User :   ok, i will do the ulcer check
Doctor :   Do you have any more queries ?
User :   yes, I am a bit confused cause my pain started as a heart burn, can still be an ulcer?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   Would taking Buscapina Compositum be OK? It seemed to relieve some pain last night to this morning.
Doctor :   That is a antispasmodic
Doctor :   so it relieves from spasmodic pain
Doctor :   that can be from various reasons
User :   OK, I took the Pepto Bismol, and it does somewhat hurt as it enters my stomach.
Doctor :   I do not think it helps
Doctor :   I mean Buscapina
User :   ok, you don't think the Buscapina helps. OK.
Doctor :   yes
User :   what can I eat? what do you recommend?
Doctor :   Bland, liquid, non oily, non spicy stuff
User :   alcohol?
User :   what happens if the pain continues tomorrow? what else can I take?
Doctor :   No alcohol
Doctor :   You can try MYLANTA, PEPTOBISMOL
User :   are there any herbal supplements that I could take?
Doctor :   Actually you have not taken the right one yet except
Doctor :   Buscopan is not the right one
User :   ok
User :   are there any herbal supplements that I could take? or tea?
Doctor :   Green Tea without milk
Doctor :   Or plain cold milk
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
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