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One-month history of gnawing-type RUQ pain and nausea. Cholecystectomy

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One-month history of gnawing-type RUQ pain and nausea. Cholecystectomy in 2007. Recent abdominal CT w/contrast negative. Taking Protonix daily now with some relief. Any ideas relative to cause? Thanks.

Dr. Saha :

Hello,

Dr. Saha :

Welcome to Just Answer.

Dr. Saha :

When did you start taking protonix?

Customer:

Two weeks ago.

Dr. Saha :

When did you have CT scan?

Customer:

Two weeks ago in the ER.

Dr. Saha :

Did you have any other test?

Customer:

No.

Dr. Saha :

Did you consult gastroenterologist?

Customer:

Not yet.

Dr. Saha :

There can be a few possibilities.

Dr. Saha :

Gastritis or reflux can cause the pain.

Dr. Saha :

So protonix is helping.

Dr. Saha :

There can be H pylori infection too.

Dr. Saha :

I would suggest to have an examination by a gastroenterologist.

Dr. Saha :

He can take endoscopy, H pylori tests.

Dr. Saha :

CT scan did not find any abnormality in the liver, pancreas or bile tree.

Customer:

No

Dr. Saha :

So it is likely to be related to stomach, duodenum.

Dr. Saha :

You can take antacid too.

Dr. Saha :

This can help with pain.

Dr. Saha :

In H pylori infection, a course of antibiotics will help to clear it.

Customer:

Okay. I will set up an appointment with a gastroenterologist. Thank you.

Dr. Saha :
You are always welcome.
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