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Stones in gallbladder, pain, alcohol consume - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have lived with pain in my right quad for 5 years i need help
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   23 year old in pain for 5 years now i have completely lost hope i want to be a chef/cook but obviously spending 8-10 hours on my leg is bad since the problem is in my right quad
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   could you lease elaborate on the pain
Doctor :   may i know if the pain is in the upper right quadrant, above the belly button?
Doctor :   are you with me?
User :   upper quad
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know how is the pain? is it shooting in nature or stabbing ?
User :   more stabbing but feels like i have been running a marathon fatigued feeling but all the time
Doctor :   ok , may i know if you smoke or consume alcohol?
Doctor :   are you with me?
User :   unfortunately i have turned to alcohol in the past 2 years i know its bad but
Doctor :   ok
User :   i dont know what else to do
Doctor :   may i know if have cough , fever, and any other problems presently or have had it in the past?
Doctor :   any history of weight loss?
Doctor :   there are many causes for this pain , hence i am asking some relevant questions .
Doctor :   what are the tests you have undergone till now /
Doctor :   are you with me?
Doctor :   are you there with me ?
User :   ya sorry my mom came in
Doctor :   that is fine
Doctor :   may i know if have cough , fever, and any other problems presently or have had it in the past?
Doctor: any history of weight loss?
Doctor: there are many causes for this pain , hence i am asking some relevant questions .
Doctor: what are the tests you have undergone till now /
User :   nope no past cough or any other medical history only other problems medically have been asthmas
Doctor :   ok , have you got any tests done ?
Doctor :   as in routine blood tests , liver function tests , urine nalaysis , scan ?
Doctor :   analysis*
Doctor :   may i know your height and weight?
Doctor :   right upper quadrant pain could be due to following reasons
Doctor :   1. underlying liver diseases like fatty liver, alcoholic liver diseases , cirrhosis
User :   i am probably best guess 5,10 200 pounds
Doctor :   2. gall bladder stones , cysts, tumors
Doctor :   3. any kidney cysts may also cause pain
Doctor :   your BMI is under the over weight category
User :   ya i know
Doctor :   this may be a risk factor for a fatty liver or gall stone , along with it as you consume alcohol , it will be an additional risk factor
Doctor :   any injury or fall any time in the past?
Doctor :   I would advice you to lose weight and get a routine health examination done
Doctor :   1.complete blood count
Doctor :   2. urine analysis
Doctor :   3. ultrasound scan
Doctor :   I would suggest you to cut down on spicy food and alcohol
Doctor :   if we get these tests done , we can detect the cause of your pain
Doctor :   are you on any medicines presently?
Doctor :   are you with me
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   sorry still with you i am on 5 percocet a day
Doctor :   have you done a scan before?
Doctor :   as you do not give any significant history of any symptoms, i cannot think of other causes
Doctor :   do you feel any pain on touching your ribs?
Doctor :   or applying pressure over the right side of the chest?
User :   pain is just in my right quad been there since being hit from a car
Doctor :   ok , this may be costochondritis
Doctor :   which is an inflammation of the underlying chest wall, ribs and cartilage
Doctor :   which may happen due to repeated use or even following an injury
Doctor :   the treatment is symptomatic
Doctor :   as your on the right medicine , it will relieve the pain
Doctor :   i would suggest you to give up on alcohol as it only increases any pain
Doctor :   and cut down on your weight
Doctor :   and get the scan done
Doctor :   do you have any history of arthritis or lupus or any such auto immune diseases in your family?
Doctor :   if yes, they may also be a reason for this
Doctor :   i hope you could follow my suggestions
User :   ya i am 196 currently at 5'9 i dont think cutting down my weight will help
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i would suggest physiotherapy as well
Doctor :   it is a good option , if the pain persists as in your case,
Doctor :   they provide good relief, and im sure it will help you pursue your dreams
Doctor :   did i answer your questions?
Doctor :   kindly get the investigations done as well
Doctor :   are you there?
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