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I have had some direa with this prob but not to much. prostrate seems to be swollen also as having trouble empting bladder
hello have you shown a doctor for this?
caint get in till fri
well, this could be due to a number of causes
the most likely is that you are having acid peptic disorder, or gastritis
this could lead to the pain below the ribs which is typical of this
I take nexium
thats good, continue with this
but your nexium is apparently not controlling the acid dyspepsia well
take some antacid like MYlanta along with this which will help
also watch over your diet - frequent small means are helpful
constant pain is starting to get me down
and avoid deep fried food, spicy foods and alcohol-smoking
this could also be due to a number of other causes
pancreatic pain, gall bladder pain, liver pain, pain in splenic flexure of colon are other possibilities
even cardiac pain is a possibility though distant
discuss with your doctor about these conditions and ask for them to be ruled out
tests that are important for you are
don't smoke . haven't had a drink in over 2 weeks . been eating bland foods
Upper Gastrointestinal endoscopy
ultrasound of the upper abdomen
then these tests are a much
must i mean
it could be some other condition also
it could be the other conditions i mentioned
discuss with your doctor about doing these tests
also ask for an EKG to rule out cardiac pain just in case
this will help get you an informed discussion
no chest pain
discussing in this way will lead to a solution for you
thats right, cardiac pain is not likely as I said, still needs to be considered as a weak possibility in all cases of left sided chest and even abdominal pain
ask your doctor about these conditions
meanwhile add Mylanta to your medicines and also continue with your good diet plan
if symptoms get severe, you need to go to the ER
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guess theres nothing I can do then till can get in to the doc
as i said you should add the antacid like Mylanta
besides this, you are doing most of the appropiate steps
like good diet and nexium, etc
the antacid solution will help
also take something like icecream in severe pain, this helps in acute gastritis
any further questions?
Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.
I hope my answer has helped you gain more knowledge and confidence about your problem and in knowing what to discuss with your doctor.
glad to help
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