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Symptoms and treatment for Gastritis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi,I am 32 years old male. I am slightly overwieght and I have tendency to eat fast and to overeat. Last two months I have a porblem with abdominal pain. it usually comes when I overeat. It is on the right side of the abdomen (more on the side than front if it makes sense) and it is sort of weird because I do not feel it when I am resting (lying on the back), but I can feel it when I am moving (walking, jumping) or when I lie on the the belly. It is not touch sensitive either.
Do yu maybe have an idea of wht it might be please?
Thnak you.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi doctor
Doctor :   let me read your query give me a couple of minutes
User :   thank you.
Doctor :   is the pain only on the right side specifically?
User :   yes, it is about 5 - 10 cm below ribs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does this also present with nay belching , fullness or such symptoms?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you suffer from constipation
User :   I do not feel need to go to toilet, but when I go I can push and then I get bowel movement...
Doctor :   can i know if you consume alcohol?
User :   I didn't consime alcohol for last week and if I consume only small doses and not frequently...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and how is your diet? does it incude non veg and fat rich food?
User :   actually yesterday I had pancakes and bef stew. I do not think it was particularly fat food, but not healthy either...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long does the pain persist?
Doctor :   and are you on any medicines foor any illness?
User :   I had similar outbeak two months ago and it wnt away on few hours, but now it i with me since yesterday evening...
Doctor :   OK
User :   the strange thing is that I do not feel it right now when I am sitting and typing, but if I stand up and move I would feel it...
Doctor :   this can be due to few common causes
Doctor :   did you have any injury or fall recently
User :   I started smoking this year...after no smoking for about 4 years...
User :   do you think it can be liver even though the pain is much lover than liver itself?
Doctor :   i will explain it to you , smoking , alcohol, fatty food and stress can all lead to ulcers , gall stones , kidney stones and fatty liver , which could be causing a right sided pain , also over weight contributing to this.
Doctor :   it could be any of the above .
Doctor :   by modifying your lifestyle and diet
Doctor :   you could combat half the issues
Doctor :   cut down on smoking and keep away from alcohol as much as possible .
Doctor :   also cut down on your stress.
User :   I do not drink much. I would say less than a beer a week...
User :   however I got quite stressful job...
Doctor :   when it comes to food , make sure you have it on time
Doctor :   as lack of proper food may cause ulcers , if you smoke on top of it , it will further aggravate
Doctor :   avoid spicy food for a while
User :   the problem is I do not have time to eat during the day so I usually coem home after work in the evening and I cook adn eat a lot because I feel hungry...
Doctor :   eat lighter food, exercise regularly .this prevents load on all the organs of the body and increases the metabolism
User :   actually spice food had triggered it once before...
Doctor :   yes , it does trigger
Doctor :   i understand
Doctor :   if you do not have time to cook , try taking salads, sandwiches, cut fruits and biscuits
User :   I will not be able to see my doctor for about two week becasue I am not in my hometown right now. Do you think I should go and see her when I am back home?
Doctor :   but do not stay empty stomach, as it increases the acid levels
Doctor :   yes , you should consult her once .
Doctor :   do you have fever ?
User :   no, I feel generally well...apart for that discomfort...
Doctor :   ok
User :   anyway, thank you for your time and advice doctor.
Doctor :   you could take OMEPRAZOLE if available over the counter
Doctor :   on an empty stomach half an hour before meals
Doctor :   are you with me?
User :   I am in UK now, do you think I can buy it here?
Doctor :   did you follow what I said?
User :   yes, I am just trying to find out whether I can by it here...
User :   how do I find out whether I can buy it., I guess they do nto sell it as OMEPRAZOLE. do you maybe know under which names it is being sold please?
Doctor :   you could enquire in the pharmacy, this is the generic name , they will give you the right tab accordingly
Doctor :   which is available in UK
User :   I just found one prilosec...they have it over the counter in UK I will buy that today...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it is the same
Doctor :   you coud have it
User :   I will buy it today...
Doctor :   but make sure this is not the ultimate , this is for now , for the cause , if persisting , you must see your doctor
User :   I will see her for sure, I just wanted to make sure I do not need to go to emergency or something as I am really concerned...
Doctor :   and make sure you get good sleep
User :   that's another problem : ) I will try my best : )
Doctor :   as long as you are not having severe pain you could wait till you meet her
Doctor :   sure
User :   great : )
User :   I freaked out that it may be clon cancer or something like that...
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   no, thank you. This is it. Thanks for your time and help : )
Doctor :   no , do not worry for now , let us go step by step and that is a remote possibiltiy if you do not have any other symptoms.
Doctor :   thanks you for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now . take care
User :   have a nice day : )
User :   bye
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