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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
Question: left side pain, gas, mucus upchuck
|faith1135 - Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:00 am|
I am a 23 year old female that has pain in my left abdomen stomach area and when I press it you can hear and feel the gas in it. It causes burping and constipation. Along with this I spit up these mucus globs atleast twice a day. These symptoms have been recurring for the past 6 months but I have no insurance so can't afford a doctor visit. My mother has had issues with acid reflux disease. I just want to know what this could be?
|Dr. Tamer Fouad - Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:31 am|
Patients may complain of gaseousness as a descriptive term to describe many different gastrointestinal complaints, including bloating, borborygmi, abdominal pain, belching, cramping, and flatulence.
Chronic abdominal distention or bloating are commonly associated with an underlying functional gastrointestinal disorder, eg, irritable bowel syndrome or nonulcer dyspepsia. Dietary fat may delay intestinal gas clearance, hence reducing fat in the diet may be helpful.
Belching is also a common symptom in GERD. I wish I could help you more but there is nothing to replace a direct medical examination. Maybe our Senior Nurse can help us with the insurance issue?
|Theresa Jones, RN - Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:09 am|
there are many programs that provide health access to those whom are uninsured/underinsured at a reduced cost or free typically based on income/need. Below you will find some information regarding access and I hope this is helpful. Best wishes.
Theresa Jones, RN
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