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my boyfriend has a hard, distended stomach. He is having a

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my boyfriend has a hard, distended stomach. He is having a hard time breathing and his right side is spasming. What might it be?

DR HASAN :

HI, Thanks for your question. My name isXXXXX and I am here to help you today. I will be happy to help you with your follow-up questions also. I need few details.

DR HASAN :

Since how long he has this?

DR HASAN :

His age?

Customer:

He is 53. He broke his pelvis three weeks ago. he also has lukemia

DR HASAN :

ok

Customer:

He is having spasms on his right side

DR HASAN :

I am so sorry to hear this.

Customer:

he has to stand up to breathe

DR HASAN :

Since how long he has this distension and where exactly in abdomen?

Customer:

it has been distended tonight but is now in serious pain

DR HASAN :

Is this just below rib cage?

DR HASAN :

or whole abdomen?

DR HASAN :

I need all this detail so that i can give you suggestions.

Customer:

hang on i'm asking him

DR HASAN :

sure

DR HASAN :

I have more questions, i am going to ask so that you can ask him once.

DR HASAN :

Any constipation, diarrhea, fever, cough, sputum, pain on pressing that area, yellow eyes

DR HASAN :

when he passed his stool and urine last time?

Customer:

most of the adbomen

DR HASAN :

Any constipation, diarrhea, fever, cough, sputum, pain on pressing that area, yellow eyes

DR HASAN :

ok

Customer:

pain is below the rib cage on the right side

DR HASAN :

ok

DR HASAN :

Any shoulder tip pain on right side?

Customer:

painful to touch

DR HASAN :

ok

DR HASAN :

Any constipation, diarrhea, fever, cough, sputum, pain on pressing that area, yellow eyes, nausea, vomiting?

Customer:

no diarrhea, fever cough,

Customer:

he was taking a medication for pain that made him vomit yesterday

DR HASAN :

pain on right shoulder tip?

Customer:

bad reaction to the drug

Customer:

hasn't had it since this morning

Customer:

he has shoulder and rib pain

DR HASAN :

Is he with you right now or on phone?

Customer:

on the phone

DR HASAN :

Has he tried any medicine for this pain?

Customer:

no

Customer:

it started about a half hour ago

DR HASAN :

Thanks a lot for your input.

Customer:

but it is severe

DR HASAN :

There can be few causes for this.

Customer:

ok

DR HASAN :

It can be related to gall bladder like gall stones, gall bladder infection or it can be pancrreatitis.

DR HASAN :

Pancreatitis.

DR HASAN :

It can be muscular also but it's least likely.

DR HASAN :

Last cause can be stomach ulcer.

Customer:

He was taking Tramadol

Customer:

I don't think it is muscular

DR HASAN :

Exact cause cannot be identified without investigations but one thing is for sure that he needs to doctor in ER because this can be serious.

DR HASAN :

It's better that he don't take anything now and see doctor because pain killers taken on own can mask the underlying problem.

DR HASAN :

He needs to get an ultrasound and or CT scan with blood tests for pancreas and liver.

Customer:

ok

DR HASAN :

Considering that he has already few diagnosed medical problems, ask him not to ignore this.

Customer:

Thank you

Customer:

I will

DR HASAN :

I wish him good luck for all.

DR HASAN :

please ask if you have any question because our discussion always remains open so you can always ask more till you are satisfied, You can click the smiley to rate the answer. You can come back here to ask anything even after you have rated the answer. I will be glad to help you always.

Customer:

thanks

DR HASAN :

Welcome

DR HASAN :

Your feedback is requested and will be appreciated.

DR HASAN :

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