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Severe stomach bloating and feeling of gas accumulation and pass lot of gas. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello .. Dr XXXXXXX .. I need to speak to a Gastro.. specialist
User:Am i at the right place?
Doctor:I am a General Physician and can help you within my expertise.
User:thank you
User:i have been experiencing a problem for some time now... on and off for the last few months
Doctor:Please explain your problem.
User:i am unable to sleep in the night due to severe stomach bloating and feeling of gas accumulation in the night
User:when I get up and sit i tend to pass lot of gas .. but there is not relief
User:at about 3 or 4 am i experience bowel movement which is painful
User:and i am unable to sleep after that as wll
User:can u please help?
Doctor:Have you seen a doctor / undergone any investigations?
User:yes... I went to a gastro specialist about 6 months back
User:under went LPT, billurubin, stool and urine tests
User:everything was normal
User:gradually the problem went away
User:and has started now again
Doctor:Let me explain to you
Doctor:The symptoms you described are suggestive of dyspepsia - improper digestion.
Doctor:Occasionally these symptoms are coupled with a medical condition called irritable bowel syndrome.
Doctor:Both these conditions are chronic recurring condition where the treatment used medicines briefly.
Doctor:Along with long term diet and exercise.
Doctor:I am glad to know most of the test done are normal,
Doctor:however I would be pleased to know if colonoscopy also comes normal.
Doctor:This test is required to differentiate infection / inflammation of the gut.
Doctor:Therefore, you will need to consult a medical gastroenterologist nearby and get this test too.
Doctor:A proper course of medication which includes pantoprazole once a day and stool softeners for 2 weeks should resolve the problem while they advice diet and exercise changes.
Doctor:Hope you have followed what I suggest?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:so pantoprazole is a name of a medicine>
User:and can u suggest me a stool softener?
Doctor:Yes; these medications can help you. But get a colonoscopy done before we start the treatment.
Doctor:So do visit a gastroenterologist to both start medication and guide you through investigations.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yes i have thank you!
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:can you suggest me any gastro.. in Navi Mumbai area?
User:i can take a second opinion
User:from the one i went to 6 months back
Doctor:I do not have any personal reference of gastroenterologist. WWW.WWWW.WW
User:not a problem
Doctor:The link above has lists of some gastroenterologist practising in Mumbai.
Doctor:You may consult one.
User:will take a look
User:thank you
User:thats all
User:from me
Doctor:Alternatively you can contact the customer support team for help.
Doctor:they can guide you through to a gastroenterologist.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:also I take curds at night
User:could it be a cause
User:lactose intolerance or something?
Doctor:If you are not intolerant to lactose, then you need not restrict use of curd.
User:thats all
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:thank you Dr XXXXXXX
User:thats all
Doctor:Is there any other query?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:not a prob
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