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What causes persistent upper abdominal fullness with shortness of breath?

Hi, I am Prashant, 27 years old, having stomach trouble. I had suffered from hepatomegaly recently and now I am suffering from another problem in my upper abdomen. I had a feeling of fullness in the upper part of my stomach and suffered short-breathe with anxiety. After some medication, even though i dont have anxiety, i still suffer from short breathe. I had an ayurvedic treatment but there was too much stomach pain in that course. so my father gave me meftal ( an anti-inflammatory) after that i had a pain in the pit of my stomach between the rib cage and also chest pain. But after ECG it was confirmed that its not a heart problem. pain area increased to left upper side below rib cage and there was a burning and gnawing pain. I took antacid. Initially it worked but yesterday I had a sleepless night. There was a constant mild pain in my stomach which traveled to my back and also sometimes to my lower abdomen too. The pain sometimes increases as i eat and at night also. One homeopathic doctor checked and said that i have swelling in my stomach and also liver. pls help.
Fri, 28 Dec 2018
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Consult a physician and get evaluated.

You have to get an ultrasound scan to rule out possible causes like ascitis.

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

Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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