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Reason for intermittent pain around naval? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:some problem with my stomach i gues, i get a wierd pain for 2-3 seconds
User:have not been eating wek for almost a week now
User:its as if something is kind of pulling inside
Doctor:Where exactly is this pain located?
User:exactly around naval
Doctor:Do you notice any factor that aggravates the pain?
User:not really
Doctor:Any relations to food?
User:comes and just goes off in few seconds- bt its a bad pain
User:not sure if its indigestion
Doctor:Are you feeling unwell / fever / nausea / vomiting / loose stool / constipation?
User:i had a bad stomach 2 weeks back
User:which is ok now
Doctor:Was there any recent changes in your food habit / new place/restaurant visited?
User:ya new place
User:for ten days
Doctor:Do you have history of diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid problems?
Doctor:Are you on any regular medication?
User:no medication
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Intermittent pulling pain in the abdomen is generally classified as a colick pain, unless the nature of pain is related to injury, movements of the body or if it a dull ache located around the abdominal organs.
Doctor:Perhaps the short acute intermittent pain is an intestinal colick.
Doctor:In layman's term, I refer this to as a painful digestion/bowel movement.
Doctor:As you agree with me, that you visited a new place, perhaps the new food triggered this symptoms.
Doctor:But do not worry.
User:ya correct
Doctor:It will settle down with time.
User:on its own?
User:its been few days already :(
Doctor:Drink plenty of fluids, take good fibre containing food and eat less spicy/less fatty meal.
User:while i sit to have food- i feel stuffed with just XXXXXXX 2-3 bites
User:hmm ok
Doctor:Intestinal problems such as the ones you described do take a few weeks to settle down.
User:and tat makes me feel week
Doctor:It does not warrant medical attention as you do not have any associated complaints
User:less intake
User:ya ok
Doctor:and I do not want you to be on medications of pain lasting for few seconds.
Doctor:However I do suggest you to monitor the symptoms.
User:hmm- but it keeps coming in- again and again
Doctor:watch out for abdominal distension, nausea, vomiting, fever or loose stools.
User:hmm ok
Doctor:If any of these symptoms appear or if the symptoms worsen (intensity, frequency and duration of pain worsens)
Doctor:please visit a nearby doctor.
User:hmm ok kool!
User:thanks Doc
Doctor:The doctor can get your blood tested to rule out the presence of any intestinal infection.
User::( okay
Doctor:He/she can also prescribe you antihelminthic drugs (deworming pills).
User:ya ok
Doctor:Have you followed what I said? And do you have any queries?
User:yup- i got it!
User:no qns as of now!
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:thanks Doc
User:ba bye
Doctor:You are welcome.
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