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I dont want to go to er just yet. but have burning pain

Customer Question

hello i dont want to go to er just yet. but have burning pain below sternum
JA: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?
Customer: burning just recent.. but started as discomfert below belly button. now has moved up and little worse
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 4 months ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.
Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

What is your age and gender?

Do you have chest tightness,shortness of breath?

Pain in upper right or left side of abdomen?

Is pain radiating to back?

Nausea,vomiting,heartburn?

Smoking and alcohol intake?

Since how long have you been suffering from?

An other medical history?

Are you taking any medications?

Thanks.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Im 39, male. Yes drank some alcoholic. Have taken gas x and ibprophen over hour ago, pain/ burning right under sternum
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Cant afford for you to call
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 4 months ago.

Thanks for all these additional information.
I understand your concern.

Well as you describe,your symptoms are suggestive of gastritis.

And you should take OTC Prilosec before meals in morning and Zantac 150 mg at bed time after meals.

Also hydrate yourself with plenty of fluids.

You can continue gas X.

Avoid Ibuprofen.

And try liquid Gaviscon now.

Discontinue alcohol intake as it can be contributing factor.

You should take banana,bland diet.

Eat small meals throughout the day.

Elevate your head while sleeping.

If your symptoms'll not improve then see your doctor for further evaluation and management.

In case you develop severe chest pain then visit ER and EKG must be done in your case.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I can take gaviscon with gas x?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I take prilosec in the morning
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 4 months ago.

Yes you can take gaviscon with gas x.

Take OTC Zantac after meals at bed time.

Hope this helps.
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Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 4 months ago.

It's my privilege to help you if you have any further query regarding your this health issue.
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