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Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Chest pain after being sick for week with little energy. Started out with stomach flu a week ago. Pain every 5 minutes
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Answered by Dr. Sunil 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Spasmodic pain due to inflammation of intestines.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Firstly thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query.

As per your had episode of gastroenteritis.
Gastroenteritis is inflammation of gastric mucosa.Most commonly its viral.Viral gastroenteritis usually limits itself in 7-10 days but now you are having residual inflammation in your gut wall.So when ever the intestines move for peristalysis(to digest food) you feel pain in abdomen and chest.

I would suggest you to take a probiotic teice daily.It repletes the disturbed gastric flora hence making digestion better.
Apart from that isaphghullu husk(Metamucil) should be taken twice daily.It will increase bulk of stool and bowels normal.
An antispasmodic like dicyclomine can be taken to decrease the spasmodic pain.
Antacid like peptobismol with omeprazole should be taken for a week as most of time enteritis is associated with gastritis in which acid irritates the intestines hence cause pain.
Chest pain is usually caused by gastritis.

General precautions-
Eat light and easily digestible food.
Avoid meat.
Try boiled food(Vegetables) with spices and herbs for a week.

Follow up after 5 days.
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