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I started eating bannanas(potassium), a lot, have occasional

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I started eating bannanas(potassium), a lot, have occasional pain under rib. will see dr. today. question: if I've caused gastritis will it be necessary to skip an epidural scheduled this week because of gastritis I've caused? epidural is diagnostic and for pain. trying to determine if pain in legs is from my bad back or because of my two hips which need replacement.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

eating a lot of bananas can cause gastritis and also constipation which can cause occasional pain under the ribs.

when was your last bowel movement?

gastritis can be treated with stomach acid blockers like zantac or prilosec.

constipation can be treated with laxatives like miralax or milk of magnesia.

most likely you can still get your epidural this week to see if that helps your leg pains.

let me know if you have other questions.

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Pain under rib can be due to the gas and bloating.

Over the counter GasX strips should help.

Epidural steroid injection can be taken without any problem.

Since the pain is on both legs, spinal problem is the likely cause.

Epidural should help.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

GasX strips contain only simethicone and will not decrease stomach acid and will not fix constipation if you have constipation or if you have excessive stomach acid.

zantac and prilosec are over the counter stomach acid reducers

along with Maalox or Mylanta antacids

bananas can often cause constipation which can cause bloating and distention in your abdomen.

good luck with your epidural for your back pain.

I'm sure you have had an MRI scan of your lumbar spine already. you should get one if you haven't had an MRI scan

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Pain under rib can be due to the gas and bloating.

Over the counter GasX strips should help.

Epidural steroid injection can be taken without any problem.

Since the pain is on both legs, spinal problem is the likely cause.

Epidural should help.

Best wishes,

It was my pleasure to help you today.

If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star).

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

GasX strips contain only simethicone and will not decrease stomach acid and will not fix constipation if you have constipation or if you have excessive stomach acid.

zantac and prilosec are over the counter stomach acid reducers

along with Maalox or Mylanta antacids

bananas can often cause constipation which can cause bloating and distention in your abdomen.

good luck with your epidural for your back pain.

I'm sure you have had an MRI scan of your lumbar spine already. you should get one if you haven't had an MRI scan

let me know if you have other questions.

if done for now, please leave positive rating above the chat box so I can get credit for helping you today

we only get credit for helping clients after positive feedback

you can always reach me with "a question for Dr. David" in the medicine or oncology categories if you have any other questions

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