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What causes back pain while on Simethicone?

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Posted on Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Question: Hello. Yesterday I ate a lot of cooked cauliflower without enough of the gas reducer product I usually take, and for the last 24 hours I have had ongoing discomfort on the left side of my abdomen under my ribs that I sometimes feel in my back. This morning I took two softgels of 180 mg of Simethicone but the discomfort has not completely resolved. How long should it take to get through my system? I usually experience gas in the lower intestines. This is my first time with this experience. Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Take omeprazole tablet(OTC)

Detailed Answer:
The pathophysiology of gas and flatulence is complicated.
Hi,
Thanks for query.
Aa per your query most likely your symptoms are due to dyspepsia which in simple terms means indigestion.
With proper medication you should be relieved in a day or so.
Take a proton pump inhibitor like Omeprazole 40 mg twice daily for 3 days along with peptobismol(Antacid) 2 tsf twice daily.
Pathophysiology behind your problem is-

There are good bacteria and fungi in our intestines.These bacterias and yeast are responsible for proper digestion and fermentation of food.Even minor disturbances in gut microflora can lead to significant changes in gut function, including gas.

If this microbiota is disturbed food is improperly fermented causing production of large amount of gases in gut leading to severe flatulence.In old patient mobility of intestines is severly compromised leading to accumulation of large amount of gases in intestines.As persitaltic moments are week gas accumulates in intestines.

So A probiotic like VSL# 3 should also be taken twice daily for a week.
Hope i answered your query well.

Regards!

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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (36 minutes later)
Thank you. Why should I feel discomfort like short stabs in my back behind the stomach?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Referred pain.

Detailed Answer:
Hey there,
See when large amount of gas and acid is formed in intestine,It compresses the adjoining areas.
Many parts of our body are supplied by same nerves or parts of the same nerves(Dermatomes).
So an increased pressure or compression in a particular area can cause referred pain in adjoining area due to common nerve supply.

Regards!
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (40 minutes later)
Thank you. I have just taken 2x20 mg Omeprazole, and have to go now to obtain Peptobismol. Is it the same as Gaviscon?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Take gaviscon.

Detailed Answer:
Hello there,
If you have Gaviscon take 3tsf 15 ml with quarter cup of water.Its also a good antacid.
If you feel like eating eat only yoghurt(curd) and rice today(very light food).

Hope you get well soon.
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What causes back pain while on Simethicone?

Brief Answer: Take omeprazole tablet(OTC) Detailed Answer: The pathophysiology of gas and flatulence is complicated. Hi, Thanks for query. Aa per your query most likely your symptoms are due to dyspepsia which in simple terms means indigestion. With proper medication you should be relieved in a day or so. Take a proton pump inhibitor like Omeprazole 40 mg twice daily for 3 days along with peptobismol(Antacid) 2 tsf twice daily. Pathophysiology behind your problem is- There are good bacteria and fungi in our intestines.These bacterias and yeast are responsible for proper digestion and fermentation of food.Even minor disturbances in gut microflora can lead to significant changes in gut function, including gas. If this microbiota is disturbed food is improperly fermented causing production of large amount of gases in gut leading to severe flatulence.In old patient mobility of intestines is severly compromised leading to accumulation of large amount of gases in intestines.As persitaltic moments are week gas accumulates in intestines. So A probiotic like VSL# 3 should also be taken twice daily for a week. Hope i answered your query well. Regards!