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Suggest remedy for full feeling in stomach

My husband has RA. He has had his pericardial sac removed due to buildup of fluid and also a thoracentisis ~ where they sealed his left side to prevent the buildup of fluid. So he now can breathe better. He now has a full feeling in his stomach. Could RA fluid accumulate there. In the past surgeries the fluid has solidified and they had to peel if off from this heart and lung. What should he do?
Thu, 22 Mar 2018
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About 20–30% of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients develop fibromyalgia. Among fibro’s many symptoms is abdominal pain, bloating, and alternating constipation and diarrhea (sometimes called irritable bowel syndrome, or spastic colon).

There is no fluid accumulation in the stomach, probably he may be suffering from bloating due to gas. Other possibilities like gastritis, infection, irritable bowel syndrome and etcetera may present fullness in the stomach.

Avoid taking too much NSAIDs. Use tablet Nexium before breakfast for one week. If symptoms not improved, please consult your doctor he will examine and treat you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu
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