Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
Are you having pain around your right middle abdomen?
No.On lying down at night, I get dull pain just under my left rib-cage which goes across to just short of my navel.
This is not heart trouble as it usually resolves in wind rumblings and clears in 5-10 minutes on average.Other doctor
pressed around that area and was sure nothing was severly amiss.
N.B. It is my bed-time in Australia (10.30 p.m.),so I will not be ale to answer any further questions for about ten hours.
But please keep trying for me !
Hello I'm here
I will be back online when you wake up....
Dear Dr Owens,
The time difference between us is making it difficult for me to catch you online. I will be better placed in the next couple of days. Regards John
I am here now
are you still having pain
Right sided shoulder pain can be 'referred' pain
so this could be due to diaphragm pain
this could be liver or gallbladder
this could also be due to an ulcer too.
So, each of these problems should actually be evaluated to see why you are having this pain
O.K. Problem remains Any suggestions are welcomed.Slightly better most of to-day after taking Actilax last night, which suggests a connection to the chronic constipation.
that is true
You might want to see if medications such as Zantac or Pepcid along with Prilosec (omeprazole) will help as this could be an ulcer or GERD
Also, consider getting evaluated for an infection known as H. pylori - which can be causing this pain too
If you do have H. pylori - treating with antibiotics such as both clarithromycin and amoxicillin will help
I hope this helps
I wish you well
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Will try taking Actilax again to-night and see if further improvment to-morrow. Your thoughts on this -the Antilax does not create a loose movement.
the antilax might help
Going to bed - talk to-morrow.
but try the other medications too
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have a good night
You really havent suggested much yet to rate an excellent. I give you an O.K.
Dear Dr. Owens,
I may have been a bit hard on you rating you as "O.K." !
I have improved quite a bit - not sure if it is/was the Actilax or the Zantac that you suggested _ anyway I am not so grumpy now ! I do have a chronic duodenal ulcer that has responded to the treatment you suggested (in the past), but this is not similar. So I will continue with the Zantac. Will advise you if continue to improve.
Will change you rating to 'excellent' ! Thanks, John.
Dear Dr Owens,
My "Trapped Gas" problem has improved 75% - only troubled occasionally and for much shorter periods. Local Dr. thinks it is related to the slow movement of my stomach emptying, and had put me on a permanent perscription of "Motilium". The Valium is still the best at giving me immediate relief - just one 5mg. tablet - so must have some relation to stress or tension ?
Just thought you might be interested if this problem is presented to you in the future.
Best wishes, John