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Dear docs, i suffered from acid reflux and my doc gave me

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Dear docs, i suffered from acid reflux and my doc gave me pantoprazole for about three mths. After which everything is alright and after which i took chinese medication. However yesterday i had a bad stomach ahe as well as my gastric feels like its bloated. I couldnt slp at all. Took one pack of gaviscon ytd in the afternoon. Thid morning when i woke up my gastric feels tight. Appreciate if someone can help me. I am from singapofe. Thanks.
mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

mysticdoc :

Your symptoms can be due to the recurrence of acid reflux and gastritis.

mysticdoc :

Since you had this problem before, this may come back.

mysticdoc :

H pylori infection can also cause this.

mysticdoc :

H pylori is a bacterial infection that can cause recurrence of acid reflux.

mysticdoc :

Another possibility can be gall bladder problem.

mysticdoc :

Gall stones can cause these symptoms with food.

mysticdoc :

Liver disease is another possibility.

mysticdoc :

Pancreatitis, or inflammation of pancreas is another possibility.

mysticdoc :

These causes can be serious sometimes.

mysticdoc :

Hence, it is better for you to go to the local hospital for an ultrasound, blood tests to look for above causes.

mysticdoc :

Pantoprazole will help again if it is just gastritis.

mysticdoc :

H pylori can be treated with antibiotics.

mysticdoc :

Gallbladder and pancreatitis problem are treated differently.

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,


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Customer:

Hi docs, are there any foods that I should not take? Does this got to do with bowel movement? Had bowel movement of hard stools for quite sometimes already.

mysticdoc :

yes avoid hot and spicy food.

mysticdoc :

avoid caffeine, soda, chocolate.

mysticdoc :

You can have vegetables, fruits, baked food, rice etc.

mysticdoc :

Take more fibers to avoid hard stool.

mysticdoc :

A stool softener like metamucil will help with hard stool also.

Customer:

Are there any sides effects for this?

mysticdoc :

no there are none

mysticdoc :

any other question?

Customer:

just a quick ones, if really severe, doc suggest to have operation but I heard it take a portion of your intestine? how does this operation works?

mysticdoc :

which operation you are asking about?

Customer:

I just woke up from a nap, my gastric feels aching, i am not sure why but everytime it felt that i am hungry which i am not....

Customer:

operation for acid reflux

mysticdoc :

That is also part of acid reflux and gastritis.

mysticdoc :

Ok.

mysticdoc :

no part of intestine is not removed.

mysticdoc :

They just cut the nerves responsible for excess acid secretion and also tightens the lower part of the esophagus.

mysticdoc :

Nothing is removed.

Customer:

i see, alright, last one question. can I drink yogurt drinks? like those vitagens that we had in singapore?

mysticdoc :

So better avoided.

Customer:

ok so no yogurt drinks. noted.thanks alot :)

mysticdoc :

very welcome

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