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What causes a sharp pain in the lower body midway between shoulder and hip?

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Dr. Varinder Joshi

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Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Sharp pain in lower body midway between shoulder and hip. I do have a diagnosed hiatal hernia, with reflux and apnea. I am 74 year old obese male, who loves to drink coffee since I was an 18 year old soldier . I have a 20 year history of gastric pain higher up the torso. It has now dropped down around kindly or lower level. My Gastrointesterologist retired three years ago, and I have not taken time to get a replacement.
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Answered by Dr. Varinder Joshi 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Antacid medications

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

By the presentation it is gastritis and i will recommend these measures as following
1 Avoid or restrict coffee tea
2 Restrict fast foods , fried foods
3 Avoid lying down or undue bending forward after meals
4.Avoid heavy meals
5. Avoid tight clothes .
6. Take tab pentprazole 40 mg two times plus tab domperidone 10 mg two times a day for period of minimum 3 months .
7. Avoid smoking and alcohal
8 . These measures will help your gastritis and hiatal hernia both .
As you must be fully aware that hiatal hernis is best treated by surgery and diagnosed by endoscopy .

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care,
Dr. Varinder Joshi


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