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I have a pain (not a shooting pain) in my stomach just below

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I have a pain (not a shooting pain) in my stomach just below my rib cage on the right hand side of my stomach, it feels like it could be a muscle pain but I’ve had it for more than 7 weeks now and it’s starting to worry me as it’s not going away, can someone explain what it could be
Thanks in advance
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Zee J replied 16 days ago.

Hello and thanks for your question. I’d be pleased to assist you. Kindly answer following questions for further advice:

Age? Male or female?

Past medical history?

Any medicines using?

Smoking?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Make
I take lanzoprazol for a hiatus Ernia
No other medical issues
Yes I smoke around 5 cigarettes a day but sometimes smoke for a few days at a time
Expert:  Zee J replied 16 days ago.

Thanks

Expert:  Zee J replied 16 days ago.

so you have history of hiatus hernia?

How much Lansoprazole you take and when started???

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
I take 15mg tablet every morning and started roughly 10 years ago
Expert:  Zee J replied 16 days ago.

Thanks

So the pain comes and goes?

does this pain increases with walking or exertion??

Expert:  Zee J replied 16 days ago.

Do you think it is food related?

Have you been outing out frequently?

Have you been under stress these days and smoking more frequently???

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
it increases with exertion but not all the time it comes and goes, been to play golf this morning and it was hurting for most of my round but it’s not constant, I am currently lying down and have no pain at all, It is painful nearly every day but the pain is not unbearable it’s just a dull ache
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
No I don’t think it is food related and I’m smoking probably less than I normally do at the moment
Expert:  Zee J replied 16 days ago.

Thanks

Expert:  Zee J replied 16 days ago.

can I ask your age please?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
51
Expert:  Zee J replied 16 days ago.

Thanks

so only 2 possibilities. The first of them is most likely worsening of hiatus with indigestion and acidity. The second one which you might also be worried any heart related (angina)

Expert:  Zee J replied 16 days ago.

The best plan to go forward would be to have an ECG on the safe side and blood pressure and heart rate checked also

Expert:  Zee J replied 16 days ago.

If they are fine then most likely stomach related which would need increasing dose of Lansoprazole and dietary modifications

Expert:  Zee J replied 16 days ago.

Plus you can start using Gaviscon from today to see any difference until tonight

Expert:  Zee J replied 16 days ago.

Do you have any further questions???

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
I have a heart monitor and BP monitor in my first aid kit I can do these but doctors will have to do ECG unless u can recommend one I can by on Amazon?
I worry maybe it’s inflamed liver
Is this possible?
Expert:  Zee J replied 16 days ago.

Yes possibility also

Expert:  Zee J replied 16 days ago.

I would suggest see your doctor tomorrow or go to local hospital emergency now to have ECG and blood tests to clear the picture for both liver and heart

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
What tests will I need to look at liver?
Should I book tests at bupa I’m not a patient but I can pay
Expert:  Zee J replied 16 days ago.

Bloods required:

  1. Full blood count
  2. Liver function tests
  3. Kidney function tests

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Ok thanks
Will book buba tomorrow
Expert:  Zee J replied 16 days ago.

You are welcome

Please do let me know if you have any further questions in future I would be happy to answer

Best of luck

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Zee J replied 16 days ago.

You are welcome