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Posted on Fri, 4 Aug 2017 in Abdominal Pain
Question: My husband is experiencing moderate pain above his navel and it was not relieved through a bowel movement. He tells me that this has happening lately, but it's worse today. What do you recommend?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Omeprazole should be started!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

This sounds like gastritis mostly. I will recommend 20mg Omeprazole daily. He should avoid alcohol, tobacco and fatty food substances. Because this would also be acid reflux, let him avoid eating late and sleeping too soon after meals.

I hope this helps. I wish him well. Keep me updated about this.
Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah 2 hours later
Thank you very much. I will try the Omeprazole for my husband right away. We are beginning to wonder whether he ought to be examined for a possible ulcer too.
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Let me see how he responds to the Omeprazole at first!

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,

If he fails to respond well to this, then we would consider doing an upper GI endoscopy to evaluate for the ulcer.

I wish you well.
Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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