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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Abdominal Pain
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User :   Hi Doc..
Doctor: hello
Doctor: i am Dr xxx here
User :   Nice to get a reply
Doctor: tell me your query
User :   Actually , my mom is in yyy. She has a history of stomach pain.
Doctor: may i know her age ?
User :   She is around 55 years old.
User :   Not working. She is a housewife.
Doctor: tell me in detail about the stomach pain>
Doctor :   sorry for the technical error we faced, kindly proceed
User :   She can feel a sharp pain on pressing that part.And hardning of muscle at that part. It is for around 5-6 years.She has never consulted doctor for that.
Doctor :   may i know the exact location of the pain , in reference with umbilicus
User :   Is that enough sir?
User :   I may not know the technical terms. In layman terms it is 6 inches above naval.
Doctor :   Ok , thats fine , i meant the naval only
User :   oh ... :)
Doctor :   do pain have any relation with food intake ?
User :   No sir.
Doctor :   I mean does it pain more before or after food ?
User :   No sir.. It is just that she presses that part she feels pain.
Doctor :   Ok, does she burp lot ?
User :   No sir.
Doctor :   ok, according to the long history of pain and the symptoms mentioned i consider the problem to lie in stomach ( gastritis , may be ulcers ) or it could be a gall bladder probem
Doctor :   problem *
Doctor :   before proceeding to any treatment , considering the age i would suggest you to get USG scan of the abdomen and an upper GI endoscopy to come to a specific diagnosis
Doctor :   USG ( ULTRASONOGRAM ) and UPPER G I endoscopy
User :   Ok . and do you suggest any particular specialist docor for that?
Doctor :   yes, after the tests , visit a Gastroenterologist with the reports , so that the treatment would be started soon
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   Yes sir.
Doctor :   Did you get my advice ?
User :   sure.Thanks a lot for your help.
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   No sir.That will be alright.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now,
Doctor :   have nice time ahead , take care
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