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Posted on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: moderate to severe back pain, left, mid section; also queisi, profuse salivation every 10-15 minutes; shortness of breath, unable to sleep; some pain left front mid section. burping though no food for 8+ hours
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Your symptoms seem to be related to gastro-esophageal reflux or gastritis.

The salivation and burping are another argument in favor of this disorder as the main cause of your complaints.

For this reason, I would recommend taking an anti-acid or a PPI (omprezole, pantoprazole, etc.).

If the pain persists, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician for a careful physical exam and some tests:

- a resting ECG
- a chest X ray study
- complete blood count
- kidney and liver function tests
- amylase and lipase for pancreatitis
- ESR, PCR for inflammation.

A fibrogastroscopy may be needed.

You should discuss with your doctor on the above issues.

Hope to have been helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri


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