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Dr. Chitra

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

150 - 350 at clinic
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I was diagnosed with gerd 3 years back and from yesterday after eating cream cake I got vomiting continuously, I had gone to barber where I had got cuts while shaving, should I go for LFT test or hepatitis check and stomach cramps also, I have put my reports also is it normal.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
I was diagnosed with gerd 3 years back and from yesterday after eating cream cake I got vomiting continuously, I had ...
Haven't received any reports as you said but your present problem seems to be more of eating some thing stale or bad in food it could be cream on the cake just don't jump to medicines immediately and give your system sometime to recover on its own just eat very simple soft and homemade good and no fried spicy junk areated drinks etc.
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Good evening sir/mam, I am getting bleeding when I am going to motion 5 to 10 drops regularly can I know what is the problem and I am fear about it. I am 32 years old can I have a suggestion for this problem.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Good evening sir/mam,
I am getting bleeding when I am going to motion 5 to 10 drops regularly can I know what is the ...
Well it could be hemorrhoids or fissure mist commonly but rare things need to be ruled out after examination.

8 Types Abdominal and Pelvic Surgical Incisions

F.I.A.G.E.S , MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
8 Types Abdominal and Pelvic Surgical Incisions

At the time of a surgical procedure, while making an incision a doctor has to take care of a number of factors before making an incision. Considering a number of factors, different types of incisions have come into fore, such as 

  1. Midline Incision: It’s the commonest incision and is done along the linea alba (fibrous structure running through the mid of the abdomen). These are preferred, especially in diagnostic laparotomy as it permits a wide access to the abdomen.
  2. Pfannenstiel Incision: It is transverse in nature, extending from the umbilicus to the pubic-symphysis. It is generally employed for abdominal hysterectomy of benign nature and caesarean section.
  3. Chevron Incision: It is an incision under the rib-cage and is done on the abdomen. It starts from beneath the ribs on the right abdomen and extends till the other mid axillary line. Thus, the entire abdominal width is incised for proper reach into the liver. The incision can be up to 2 feet.
  4. Kustner Incision: It is transverse in nature and extends from the symphysis pubis till the iliac spine (anterior). This type of incision takes time to perform. A Pfannenstiel incision offers more exposure than a Kustner incision.
  5. Lanz Incision: It is a variation of the more common mcburney-incision (also known as Gridiron’s incision). It is generally used for open appendectomies. There are quite a few variations for this type of an incision.
  6. Gridiron’s incision: It is done for appendectomies. It is an oblique short incision which is done in the lower right quadrant in the abdomen.
  7. Kocher’s Incision: It is oblique in nature, extending from the abdominal upper right quadrant and is generally used for performing an open cholecystectomy. Gallbladder, biliary tract and certain liver operations can be suited for a Kocher’s incision. This however is different from the same named incision used for the thyroid gland surgery.
  8. Cherney Incision: It is transverse in nature. It allows a great range of exposure for the pelvic sidewall. It is less painful than a midline incision. It allows for the greatest pelvic exposure and hence is a widely preferred and practiced incision.
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I'm 35 female suffering from acid reflux. Had done USG w/a and CBC with ESR. All are normal .gastro put me on pan -D and lesuride 25 mg twice a day. I am almost puke when I ate Little bit extra .what is wrong with my tummy .above medicines working well except heavy breast tenderness. What to do? Don't want to depends on medicines .please suggest.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I'm 35 female suffering from acid reflux. Had done USG w/a and CBC with ESR. All are normal .gastro put me on pan -D ...
Hi Poonam..... The medicine given to you are just temporary solution and the complaints will return more severe after sometime of stopping it... If you want permanent solution then take homoeopathic medicine for 3-4 months and live medicine free then..
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Sir I have facing stool problems from 2 to 3 years my bowel habits is not good in morning I am face to much problems in stool some time stool become hard sometime soft and sometime watery I am tried so many medicine for cure but nothing happen 5 months ago I did my ogd scopy and I face mild antral gastritis so doctor give me pantosec dsr for 6 months feel relaxed from 2 3 months and now motion problem back again what should I do now.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Sir I have facing stool problems from 2 to 3 years my bowel habits is not good in morning I am face to much problems ...
Hi. Thanku for writing into Lybrate. Constipation is passage of small amounts of hard, dry bowel movements, usually fewer than three times a week. People who are constipated may find it difficult and painful to have a bowel movement. Other symptoms of constipation include 1.feeling bloated, uncomfortable, and sluggish. 2.Abdominal pain 3.Vomiting 4.Trouble having a bowel movement (straining) 5.Lower back pain and sometimes calf muscle pain. Common causes:- 1.Not enough fiber in diet 2.Not enough liquids 3.Lack of exercise 4.Medications 5.Irritable bowel syndrome 6.Changes in life or routine such as pregnancy, older age, and travel 7.Abuse of laxatives 8.Ignoring the urge to have a bowel movement 9.Problems with the colon and rectum. Treatment:- As Per ayurveda we take constipation as malabaddata, treatment depends on the cause, severity, and duration, in most cases dietary and lifestyle changes will help relieve symptoms and help prevent constipation. Tips:- 1.Eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of fiber. Good sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables. 2.Avoid caffine, it can be dehydrating. 3.Exercise regularly. 4.Other changes that can help treat and prevent constipation include drinking warm water. 5.the urge to have a bowel movement should not be ignored. 6.If needed, use ver mild stool softner like Eranda sukumara-2tsp with warm water at bedtime. 7.Do Not use laxatives for more than 2 weeks without Physician concern.
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Sir meri problem ye hai ki mujhe stool me blood aata hai aur pain bhi hota hair jisse main fresh bhi nahi ho sakta puri tarah. Please advice me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine nux vom 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update. *drink lot of water. *include fruits, raw vegetables and fresh vegetable juices in your diet. *avoid fried and spicy food.
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Best treatment for chronic anal fissure treatment in homeopathy to releif pain and wound healing that cause fissure.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, F.I.A.G.E.S, M.S. ( General Surgery)
Gastroenterologist, Lucknow
Chronic fissure usually are not relieved by medications and require surgery. If you r not relived by trying these medicines. My suggestion would be to consider surgery as a option.
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I have dysentery problem from last two days and I am feeling so weak. What should I do? Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Take tab flagyl 400 three times a day and tab rantac 150 morning empty stomach and before dinner for 5 days. Take tab meftal spas when you have stomachache. It will help. Thank you.
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I am 46 years old man, having acidity problem. I have habit of chewing tobacco. I tried to stop it several times but intakes are less but do not stop 100% Is there any medicine to stop this habit?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 46 years old man, having acidity problem. I have habit of chewing tobacco. I tried to stop it several times but ...
Tobacco can itself cause acidity, lybrate-user. You need to quit tobacco fully. Psychiatrist or you yourself can take the help of nicotine replacement gums, pastules and patches. You can also try with buproprion over the counter tablets. The dose and other psychosocial methods will be attached to it by the manufacturing company. Only varinicline needs psychiatrist's prescription. More the number of attempts to quit, better is your understanding of relapse situations. Work on them one by one. All the best.
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Hello Dr. .I m 24 year old my weight only 46-48 kg height normal .but I have many problem in stomach it is not clean morning and everyday. Meals not accepting completely. Gas problem. Stool pass problems. Any time stomach voices. Not accept milk .body also weak .not energy full. I feel weakness. Not growth my body. Any suggestions or how make strong body. I am live in villages so please full suggested and diet chart what did I eat? Completely solutions please Dr.

MSC Nutrition and Dietetics, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Hello Dr. .I m 24 year old my weight only 46-48 kg height normal .but I have many problem in stomach it is not clean ...
Hello, You have just mentioned your weight without height so one cannot estimate your BMI. For the gas problem, you need to have more of fruits and vegetable in your diet that have more fibre that help in reliving constipation. Drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water and warm water first thing in the morning and also before going to bed. Do exercise or walking which will also reduce gas problem.
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My mother, 78 years, has been diagnosed with can pancreatitis and malignant ascites. Doctors have only suggested palliative care and symptomatic treatment to improve her quality of life. We want to have suggestions on 1. What should be the best nutritional diet and what supplements need to be given. 2. When do you suggest paracentesis or ascites tapping. Is it helpful? Thank you very much for all your help and advice.

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
Give her normal diet according to her choice and tolerance. You can give a multivitamin supplement and also any protein powder like Ensure etc. Tapping is required if ascites is so much that it hampers her breathing especially when lying down
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Hi Sir, I have digestion problem. Not able to stool off freely. Daily I am facing so much problems. Due to this im feeling head ache, irritation and angry on things. I want medicine pls suggest me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi Sir, I have digestion problem. Not able to stool off freely. Daily I am facing so much problems. Due to this im fe...
For constipation eat food with high fiber content and eat bananas at bedtime and if necessary take two tsp of syp gudlax at night
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M a male teenager. I always have the problem of indigestion and acidity. Now 3 days back I have been facing hyperacidity. My stomach is upset. Motion is not proper. I have red rashes on my body specially near knee and thigh area. And arms. I do not have fever or sore throat. Just itching on body. N from yesterday I have been getting hiccups continuously. For 1 hour. I am very irritated with this condition.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
M a male teenager. I always have the problem of indigestion and acidity. Now 3 days back I have been facing hyperacid...
1.Take bland diet, Avoid foods which cause acidity like spicy, oily, fatty and junk foods, onion, garlic, citrus fruit like orange grape, lemon, tomato, cucumber, raddish, vinegar, pickle etc 2.Have proper Breakfast, Don’t skip or postpone your meal, Take home made food, Avoid food and water from outside, 3.Eat food slowly, don’t rush, take smaller meals at frequent intervals like 5-6 meals per day, and don't overeat. Limit fluid intake during meal4.Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass daily). Take your meal regularly and timely. Avoid fasting, Don’t skip your breakfast. 5. Stop smoking, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, excess tea or coffee, carbonated drinks if you are having,6. Avoid stress, have adequate rest, sleep for 7-8 hours daily in night, go for regular exercise, practice yoga/meditation 7. Take one tablet of pan40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days .8.Consult gastroenterologist for further advice.
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I have a weak digestion. What I do for proper digestion. What type of food is good for proper digestion?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I have a weak digestion. What I do for proper digestion. What type of food is good for proper digestion?
Fiber rich food.. is good... whole grain, pulses, steamed... less in oil, less in saturated fatty acids... non fried foods etc. are good.. For Weak digestion you may do some yogasanas and pranayams....if that does not relieve then consult for homoeoapthic treatment..
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Sir I am 21 years old boy. I am suffering from last few months. My problem is I have to go latrine 3 to 4 times in a day and also when I am doing walking and running there is also a pressure in lower stomach. I have been consulted a homoeopathic doctor. He told that it is a mucous problem and prescribed some medicine but there was no improvement please help me sir what should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Ranchi
Sir I am 21 years old boy. I am suffering from last few months. My problem is I have to go latrine 3 to 4 times in a ...
drink lots of fluid. eat less spicy and oily food homoeopathy medicine rx 1.also soco 30 (will dilution ) 3drops on tongue three times a day for 15 days. 2. diarol drop (Allen company) 20 drops in 1/4 cup water - take 3 times a day for 15 days.
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Hello, My self subhash choudhary. When I drink the water. After few minute I need to go to for urine. In a day I gone for urine 15 time more in day. I also having more gastric problem & when I take food I dnt feel that how much I already take.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello,
My self subhash choudhary.
When I drink the water. After few minute I need to go to for urine. In a day I gone...
For your gastric problem- avoid spicy food items and not to eat junk food and we also need to avoid peanuts and potatoes in our daily diet and it's normal as far as kidney function is concerned.
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When my digestive system work my one liver will collasap and second will expand. Therefor i'm nt digest any thing. So,you send me treatment of it as soon as thnakng you. At without any cost.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
When my digestive system work my one liver will collasap and second will expand. Therefor i'm nt digest any thing. So...
Avoid spicy food items and not to eat junk food and we also need to avoid peanuts and potatoes in our daily diet and eat only curd rice or khichdi for few days and drink only boiled water.
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I am suffering bacterial infection in stamouch may ulcers.Which treatment will cure this?

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Inod if u use surgery ur sytomach will be shorten. They will cut ur stomach. But ulcer is caused due to deficienyof protention mechanism. There fore u have to intake high proten diet along with homoeo medicines. I do not know ur condition. But dionot expect a cure in allopathy. Ur deficiency will not be altered. Pl tell ur financial conditions and working environment.
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For a gas problem. I have a problem for last days. So I feel also to take breathe problem.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Faridabad
For a gas problem. I have a problem for last days. So I feel also to take breathe problem.
Hello lybrate-user! Kindly advise whether it is abdominal distention or acidity that you say as Gas. For mild abdominal distention you must take half tsp Ajwain mixed with rock salt and take it with lukewarm water after meals for 2-3 days. For acidity start chewing Saunf after meals and take 1tsp Gulkand with milk at bedtime. If you have chronic problem go for proper treatment.
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My mother age 60 years is not feeling to have food of any kind, although she tells she feels hungry. Very poor oral intake. Done endoscopy, report is normal. Some times she is having gas problems , for which she is taking medicines. Because of not having food she is getting weak day by day. She iscalso taking medicines for hypertension and cholesterol. Doctor here has recommended injection for strength weekly twice. But still condition is not improving. Kindly advise. Thanks.

Diploma in Public Health, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Greater Noida
My mother age 60 years is not feeling to have food of any kind, although she tells she feels hungry. Very poor oral i...
You can start with syp. Liv 52 ds one teaspoon two times. Syp. Himcocid one teaspoon two three times or the time of gas formation please do liver function test and revert back with findings.
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