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What causes stomach ache when suffering from pulmoary arterial hypertension? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 22-Oct-2014
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User:Hello Doctor
Please proceed with your query
User:My partner suffering with PAH
User:is suffering from stomach ache since last night
Doctor:Pulmoary Arterial Hypertension?
User:its not subsiding and the urge to eat or drink anything has also gone
User:Yes Doctor
Doctor:has he vomited?
User:No doctor
Doctor:What medications is he on?
User:Bosentas and pulmo pres doctor
Doctor:any fever?
User:No fever doctor
User:Feverish feeling is there though docotr
User:and body ache
Doctor:Ok, it sounds like a viral fever
Doctor:but he is going to need to be tested
Doctor:you will need to take him to the ER for blood tests and IV fluids to rehydrate him
User:What about the pain doctor?
Doctor:He can take Dolo 650 for pain
Doctor:at the same time, give him tablet PAN 40mg to prevent the dolo or other medications from making his stomach worse
User:Not in the position to currently take to the ER doctor
Doctor:well, see thats the safest thing to do
User:Yes doctor
Doctor:It would allow for him to get rehydrated and tested for an infection
Doctor:but if you can't you can't
Doctor:try and make sure he drinks plenty of fluid
User:Any immediate steps dooctor
Doctor:make sure he keeps taking his regular meds
User:to reduce pain
User:and to give some energy
Doctor:and give him dolo for the pain and PAN for the stomach
User:Okay doctor
Doctor:ORS solution is very useful for these things, even stuff like gatorade will help
User:Should we try gatorade doctor?
Doctor:Yhea, that will be fine
Doctor:let him sip it through the night
Doctor:If he starts getting short of breath then i don't care what position you guys are in, you need to take him to the hospital
User:Yes doctor
Doctor:Alright, if the dolo 650 doesnt work, he can also take Ibuprofen 400mg
Doctor:can take that up to 4 times a day
User:Will do that doctor
User:anything that can be eaten doctor?
Doctor:Try and stick to soft foods, there is no real restriction as such
Doctor:But please try and get him to the doc as soon as you can. I want him to get a CBC to check for an infection
User:Yes doctor
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:Thats it for now doctor
User:will follow these steps doctor
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
User:Thank you doctor
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