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Ive been having sharp pains down my tummy along with

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hi ive been having sharp pains down my tummy along with numbness down my right arm it last for about 5 to 10 mins
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: normaly happens when i have a little too much sugar
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: im a social smoker and i drink on the weekends with friends
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 months ago.

What is your age and gender?

Since when is this happening?

What are the investigations and treatment done?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
female 25 about 5 months i havent gone to my md just yet looking to see what it might be
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 months ago.

Sharp pain down the tummy may be likely due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) / Acid reflux or gastritis (stomach inflammation). Numbness down the right arm is likely due to;

1) Pinched nerves in neck.

2) Deficiency of B 12.

3) Diabetes (if you have family history).

For acid reflux following may help you;

1) antacids; Maalox

2) acid blocker; Prilosec

3) loosing weight, if overweight.

4) avoiding alcohol, citrus fruits and juices, chocolate, and tomato based products

5) avoiding large meals. Eat 5 small meals in a day.

6) wait three hours after the meal before you sleep.

7) elevate head end of the bed by 8 inches.

8) avoid tight clothes/

For pinched nerves in neck; physical therapy is the mainstay of the treatment.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
no a friend of mines has gerds have no symptoms of that its just a sharp pain that starts at my navel and feels like in a way it moves down and then i have to pee but i feel like its not a gall stone because it doesn't hurt the numbness in the arm actually causes as the pain moves its not gas either that part of the body doesn't feel uncomfy
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 months ago.

Acid reflux may have atypical symptoms. Please read this authentic resource:

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0815/p483.html

Abdominal issues are not likely to cause the arm symptoms.

A pain around the navel which goes down and you need to pee can be due to kidney stone.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
it doesn't seem to be coming out
what could the arm problem be because of its never happened and i have no family history of heart problems
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
how can i ease it out if that is what it may be
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 months ago.

Arm problem can be pinched nerves in neck. An MRI and x-rays would establish the pinched nerves. It would need physical therapy, deep electrotherapy etc to resolve it.

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
thank you
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 months ago.

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