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I've been having intense intermittent burning pain in my Left upper quadrant, curious as to what it could be?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?

3 days. No just don't have an appetite

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

History of Gastritis and esophagitis

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago

What is your age and gender?

What are your present medications?

Do you have increased urinary frequency, urinary burning, heartburn, diarrhea/constipation, nausea, vomiting, fever, loss of appetite, bloating, gas, tenderness on abdomen?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
26, female.Current medications are Dexilant, iron pills, birth control, domperidone.Have loss of appetite and abdominal tenderness.
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago

1) Esophageal spasm
2) Esophageal motility disorder
3) Esophagitis / gastritis (as you mentioned).

4) Peptic ulcer.

Following treatment may help you;

a) Calcium channel blockers (diltiazem, nifedipine) decreases the spasm and improves the movements of the esophagus.
b) Relaxation techniques.
c) Esophageal spasm and esophageal movement disorder (dysmotility) often shows good response to antireflux therapy, even in the absence of typical gastroesophageal reflux symptoms.
d) Reassurance and control of anxiety is extremely important.

Anti reflux therapy is;

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.

Following also would be helpful;

Nutrition and supplements;

1) Multivitamin; vitamins A, C, E, the B vitamins, and trace minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, zinc, and selenium.
2) Probiotic supplement
3) Omega 3 fatty acid
4) Avoid; cookies, crackers, cakes, French fries, onion rings, donuts, processed foods, and margarine.

5) Also avoid; white breads, pastas, and especially sugar, red meats,
6) Eat lean meats, cold water fish, tofu, beans, olive oil

Helpful investigations to establish and confirm the diagnosis are;

1) Esophageal manometry; evaluates esophageal motor pattern.
2) Esophagram / Barium swallow
3) Ambulatory esophageal manometry
4) CT scan of the abdomen.

5) Upper GI endoscopy; if not done in last one year.

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