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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello,
For the past few months I have had pain in my left side underneath breast pain verys location but its a small dull pain sometimes bit sharper. I have also been burping alot and the pain seems to be relieved by that. when I eat i burp even more and gag as well. my stocmach doesnt hurt but food seems to be having a problme going down. I feel like once in a while I have a skip beat or something like that. I'm scared to eat now because of the constant burping and pain ive lost 10 pounds in 2 months. my primary gave me prevacid that help a bit then changed it to dexulant and that didnt help. Im not on nexium and that only helped as far a burping I dont need to do it so often. My pain is still there!I've had ekg of my heart 2 times its normal and on ultra sound thats normal also on endoscope testing for hpylori everything came out normal. what do I do now? Im 25 and I just want to live normal!      
User :   Hello.
User :   Let me read your query.
User :   Can you rate your pain for 1 to 10. 10 being the maximum pain?
User :   2
User :   Ok.
User :   i mean it can get a bit more but its not horrible just always there
User :   sometimes in the left side
User :   Since when are you having problem with burping?
User :   sometimes right under middle section on breast
User :   like 2 months
User :   Ok.
User :   Do you remember injuring yourself any time recently?
User :   no nothing
User :   Ok.
User :   so i feel like what do I do now?
User :   Do you any complaints of nausea or vomiting?
User :   no
User :   Ok.
User :   DO you have any other associated symptoms?
User :   no
User :   Ok.
User :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   no
User :   Ok.
User :   DO you have any problems while passing stools? like hard stool, etc
User :   no... it stool is no longer a perfect s shape like it was before.. now its in pieces but i still go 2 times daily
User :   OK.
User :   Are you on any medications right now?
User :   Other than prevacid.
User :   nexium
User :   not prevacid
User :   Ok.
User :   and zantac at night
User :   Ok.
User :   How is your diet? do it contain fruits and vegetables?
User :   at this point i eat good but small amounts because of the pain and burping
User :   i do eat both
User :   Ok.
User :   Good.
User :   DO you consume aerated drink? like cola?
User :   no
User :   nothing but juice and water
User :   water makes me gag my food
User :   I shall give some home remedies to help you.
User :   ok
User :   any other test i should get done?
User :   Drink lots of water, 3 to 4 liters.
User :   or looked at?
User :   Give me your weight?
User :   114
User :   And height.
User :   Ok.
User :   5'4
User :   Ok.
User :   i was 124
User :   Ok.
User :   Did you consult any gastroenterologist?
User :   yes
User :   Ok.
User :   he just saif everything looked good
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Reflux problem is mainly a functional problem
Doctor :   so, it may not be picked on an endoscopy as such

Doctor :   Endoscopy is done to detect ulcer mainly
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   yes
Doctor :   for the burpin problem
Doctor :   it is good if you can make some lifestyle changes
User :   he said my stomach didnt look irritated
Doctor :   Are you aware of it?
User :   but that maybe because ive been on beta b for a while
User :   ok
User :   aware of what?
Doctor :   dietary changes mainly
Doctor :   Avoid spicy, sour and hot foods
User :   yes i have been
Doctor :   take cold milk
User :   for a while but i still feel the same
Doctor :   avoid non-veg foods
User :   ok
Doctor :   take more of bland diet
Doctor :   Do exercise daily
Doctor :   the ideal one is brisk walking daily
User :   ok
Doctor :   for 30 minutes continuously
User :   how long should i do this for and take nexium for and start seeing some changes
Doctor :   With these changes of exercise
Doctor :   most of my patients report improvement in 1-2 weeks
User :   well ive been doing all but 30 min wakl
User :   and i feel the same
User :   ill try it
Doctor :   30 min walk
Doctor :   shall help in emptying the stomach well
Doctor :   once that is done
User :   so u think it may be acid reflex?
User :   ok i understand
Doctor :   reflux shall cease to exist
User :   ok i do sit alot at work
Doctor :   also as a general rule, avoid foods that you find difficulty in digesting
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you use onion?
User :   sometimes
Doctor :   or garlic as well
Doctor :   Fine Use raw onion most of the times in your diet
Doctor :   it shall give you good relief
Doctor :   Garlic is also helpful
User :   ok si u dont think i should check my spleen
User :   ?
Doctor :   Not necessary, as you have already got the ultrasound done
User :   of my heart
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How about an abdominal ultrasound?
User :   i just dont know anymore
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   but this problem has nothing in relation to spleen
Doctor :   hence I dont see a need for it
User :   ok
User :   so i need to change diet n pain will go away
User :   haha
User :   i hope
Doctor :   It shall improve with time
Doctor :   with your effort
Doctor :   that is doubtless
User :   ok
User :   why would i get pain there
Doctor :   Reflux does cause widespread pain
Doctor :   due to esophagitis
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other queries?
User :   no
Doctor :   Fine
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Do report about your improvement
Doctor :   after 2 weeks

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