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What causes nausea and stomach bloating? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 27-Apr-2014
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User:I have had nausea, and bad bloating for the last few days. I have also had - Dull, achy pain behind both my shoulder blains (occasional sharp pains) that gets alot worse at night. It is worse also when I breathe in. I am worried about this pain as it now is radiating down to my wrists. I have also had a slightly tight chest, general back pain and feel it is harder to swallow than usual (lump in my throat - but no pain)
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Doctor:all right, I have read your concerns
Doctor:Two possibilities come to me here
Doctor:One it could be gastritis
Doctor:Second it could be a problem in the neck bone or cervical spine
Doctor:You need to be evaluated for both of these
User:What other symptoms does gastritis have
Doctor:heart burns
Doctor:feeling of gas
Doctor:Uncomfort feeling in your chest
Doctor:excess burping
Doctor:feeling of burning sensation in the upper and left side of chest
User:I have had no feelings of gas, but slight indigestion. I was slightly concerned it could be linked to heart as pain radiating down arms
Doctor:It is possible, but less likely, going by your age of 22
Doctor:Also, the pain due to heart is excruciating
User:and any reason it is worse when I breathe in
User:this has been pain getting gradually worse for about 4-5 days
Doctor:The worsening can be due to cervical spine involvement
User:ok what is that
Doctor:Also, the fact that is is gradually getting worse since 4 to 5 days makes it unlikely to be heart related
Doctor:Any pain due to heart condition would make you rush to the hospital at the earliest as it is severe and excruciating
Doctor:involvement of the bone in the neck region or the spinal canal in the neck region
Doctor:Something like a cervical spondylosis or IV disc bulging or prolapse
User:ok and the dull pain is slightly in my left leg and ankle
Doctor:this can case pain radiating to forearms, arms, and wrist as well
User:and leg?
Doctor:That seems like a separate problem
Doctor:However, a low serum calcium can cause pain in both hands and legs
Doctor:You may want to get checked for serum calcium levels
User:Ok I had some blood / urine tests last week and everything seemed ok
User:and a test for fructose for the bloating
Doctor:did you check your calcium and Vitamin D status as well?
User:unsure but doctor did full tests and all ok and this shoulder pain has only happened over the last few days, occasional slight ear ache also
Doctor:all right
Doctor:You can take simple analgesics like Motrin or Panadol for relief of pain
Doctor:Give adequate rest to your shoulders and arms as well
Doctor:Wait and watch for a few dsays
Doctor:It should be gone
Doctor:I do not see a major problem here
Doctor:all right?
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