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Im having pain just below my sternum at the top of my stomach.

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I'm having pain just below my sternum at the top of my stomach. I've been burping a lot and I can hear my stomach making noises. The area is sore to touch. I have noticed a little reflux but nothing major.

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hello would you like to chat on this?

Customer:

Good Morning Dr.

Dr. P Jyoti :

hello

Dr. P Jyoti :

this is most likely acid dyspepsia

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acid dyspepsia comprises of a number of conditions like acid reflux, mucosal gastritis,

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duodenitis, gastric ulcer, etc

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best to get this checked up

Dr. P Jyoti :

you may not be having acid reflux but you could be having the other conditions

Customer:

I have been diagnosed with gastritis in the past. I haven't had an episode for about 3 years now and this particular episode seems worse than the last in terms of symptoms.

Dr. P Jyoti :

well in that case this is sure to be gastritis

Dr. P Jyoti :

you should get this checked up by your doctor

Customer:

I've never had the area hurt to the touch before. I've had various tests (H. Pylori, etc) and came back negative so my Dr. didn't seem to think it was an actual ulcer.

Dr. P Jyoti :

other possible causes are cholecystitis and pancreatitis

Dr. P Jyoti :

thats right, these other causes could also be responsible now

Customer:

Thank you Dr. My regular Physician is on vacation until the 2nd week of June so I just had to ask

Dr. P Jyoti :

ok

Dr. P Jyoti :

discuss about the following tests with him

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upper GI endoscopy, Ultrasound of upper abdomen

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this would lead to a diagnosis

Dr. P Jyoti :

meanwhile continue with the zantac

Dr. P Jyoti :

you should also take Mylanta two tsf thrice daily

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other steps to take are

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*Cut down on alcohol and smoking

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*have small frequent meals

*cut down on fried foods

*take sips of cold water from time to time

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at the same time remember to discuss with your doctor at the earliest

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if symptoms get severe, you need to go to the ER

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Dr. P Jyoti :

any further questions?

Customer:

I will definitely do that

Dr. P Jyoti :

glad to help

Customer:

no further questions…thank you for your time Dr. I am very satisfied with your answers.

Dr. P Jyoti :

Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.

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Customer:

Thank you!

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