Suggest Treatment For Distended Abdomen, Nausea And Back Pain
Heart related pathology to be ruled out
Thank you for your query.
I'm Dr. Shuba Hariprasad and will be answering your query today.
Based on your symptoms I would like to rule out heart related problems as well as gastrointestinal ones.
Would you please clarify a few things for me?
- do you have any breathing difficulty? Giddiness? Palpitations? Sweating during the symptomatic episodes?
-the chest discomfort and other symptoms-what triggers or relieves them?
-do you have any other medical issues or take any medications?
-do you have a family history of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol?
-. Have you had a cardiovascular evaluation done after these symptoms occurred?
-do you smoke or consume alcohol?
I recommend :
- a physician consult
-an electrocardiogram and echocardiogram
-blood tests (complete blood count, lipid profile, blood glucose panel, troponin I, Creatinine phosphokinase-Mb, kidney and liver function tests)
Heart related problems can present as stomach related issues in women or those with diabetes.
As your gastrointestinal system has already been examined, and scans and scopies have been scheduled, I suggest that your cardiovascular system be cleared before the procedures.
In the meantime, maintain adequate Hydration and proper nutrition.
Avoid alcohol, carbonated, caffeinated beverages, sugary drinks, spicy and oily food.
Have smaller but more frequent meals. Chew your food well.
Avoid cold drinks, including water with and just after meals.
Hope this helps
Please consider my suggestions and let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.
Wish you good health.
Dr. Shuba Hariprasad
I guess I will have to see what scope shows-I guess little paranoid cause my father like I said died at age 50 of esophagus cancer and in 2012 had scope which showed Alcian blue stains for intestinal mucins show a small focus of positivity-one gland may represent early XXXXXXX changes and other scope showed Adenomatous polyp-tubulovillous & colonic mucosa with focal hyperplastic features.
I was praying that my issues was just gall bladder that they could just remove- But this they would of been able to see in ultrasound right?
Yes but ultrasound is not a 100% conclusive study.
Thank you for the follow up.
Yes, about 80% of the gall bladder issues show up on the ultrasound. There are certain stages of disease that may show up only on a cat scan.
Good to note that your cardiovascular system was checked and is OK.
Based on your earlier scope reports, it is better to get one done ASAP to check if anything more has developed.
It is still very treatable if found early enough. Let's just wait and see.
Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.
Wish you the best of health.
Dr. Shuba Hariprasad