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My Mrs is suffering with acid. Swollen stomach with shooting

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My Mrs is suffering with acid. Swollen stomach with shooting pains. Swollen ankle Swollen leg and bruises. What could it be.
Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

I am sorry about your wife.

Dr. David :

it sounds like she needs something stronger than antacid tablets.

Dr. David :

she should try stronger stomach acid blockers such as prilosec or nexium to block stomach acid.

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she needs to see a doctor to get blood testing to check on why she is having swollen ankles and bruising

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she could be having problems with her liver

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which can cause swelling of the ankles and bruising.

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these are serious problems and she needs to see a doctor right away.

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or go to the local hospital A&E department for emergency evaluation of her symptoms.

JACUSTOMER-cj3rar6s- :

But why is she getting severe acid and swollen stomach with sharp pain

Dr. David :

she could have a stomach ulcer

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from excessive stomach acid.

Dr. David :

she could be having liver failure which can cause ascities fluid build up in the abdomen.

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which can cause swollen stomach.

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liver failure can cause swelling in the feet and legs and problems with clotting and can cause bruising all over the body.

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this is very serious and she has to see a doctor right away.

Dr. David :

does she have a history of liver problems or excessive alcohol use which can damage the liver?

JACUSTOMER-cj3rar6s- :

No not at all. She is t total. The stomach problem started a week ago. The acid about 2 months. Ankle a few months. And the keg. Just tonight. She also has a problem with her back. A type of muscular spasm. For which she has had physiotherapy. But has not worked. She said it brings on the acid

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

she needs stronger stomach acid blockers.

Dr. David :

you can buy some at the local chemist store.

Dr. David :

like prilosec which is omerpazole 20mg

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which can be taken daily

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and zantac 150 which can be taken daily as well.

Dr. David :

and she still needs to see a doctor as soon as possible to get blood testing to check on her liver and kidney functions

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and also an ultrasound of her abdomen and her legs to check on the swelling.

Dr. David :

if she has back spasms, she might benefit from muscle relaxation medications like flexeril or baclofen.

Dr. David :

but she has to see her GP doctor or go to the hospital.

Dr. David :

is she willing to go see a doctor?

JACUSTOMER-cj3rar6s- :

Yes she is due for a camera down her throat for the acid. But the stomach and ankle/leg. She can't get in to see a Gp

Dr. David :

she can't get in to see her GP?

Dr. David :

and get blood testing to check on liver enzymes and cogulation blood tests and ultrasound scans there.

JACUSTOMER-cj3rar6s- :

No. She has rang for the last 2 days to make an appointment. But can't get through

Dr. David :

that is unfortunate.

Dr. David :

then she can go to the hospital A&E department to see a doctor there.

Dr. David :

do you have a hospital close by?

Dr. David :

you can try stronger acid blockers like prilosec (omeprazole 20mg) and nexium 20mg in the mean time

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to decrease stomach acid

JACUSTOMER-cj3rar6s- :

Yes Wolverhampton new cross

Dr. David :

and also use zantac 150 and maalox and mylanta

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at other parts of the day.

Dr. David :

yes, good idea to bring her there

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if she is having new symptoms.

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good luck to you and her.

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JACUSTOMER-cj3rar6s- :

I will do. Thank you for your advice.

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