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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I have a pain in my left hand side, high and under the rib

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hi I have a pain in my left hand side , high and under the rib cage, I had it for a long time but would only get it every now again, but over the last few weeks its coming after every time I eat or drink, I have been also experiencing a change i my stool samples too. I have no gallbladder and no other issues , I 42 years old female, overweight
Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: lying down after eating or standing up, belching helps.
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: my health lately, lots of coughing with head colds,. but otherwise healthy

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What were the changes in your stool?

And have you had any studies to evaluate this problem?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.


What were the changes in your stool?

And have you had any studies to evaluate this problem?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
my stool are more loose and some times they float
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
no studies done yet


This sounds like irritable bowel syndrome/diarrhea

If I were your doctor I'd get a colonoscopy to check for that

It can easily be treated with a medication called Viberzi

For now I suggest oral probiotics, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water twice a day, and Metamucil to help with this

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
ok thanks
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
would that explain the pain under my ribs, sometimes radiating into my arm , shoulder and back

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