Heartburn Accompanied By Shortness Of Breath After Eating?
Hello doctor, I’m Rani 20 years old. I have had heartburn since I was 9 years old. During this past year, if after eating then I immediately walked (not sitting first for a moment) my right solar plexus immediately hurts so much, that it is difficult to walk. Sometimes suddenly my left chest feels tight to the point of pain, and disappears suddenly. I have also had appendicitis in about one year. What is this appendectomy that triggers pain in the pit of the stomach and the chest? Thank you
Hello Maharani Ayu,
Appendectomy is an operation to remove and remove the appendix. Complications that can occur after appendectomy include:
Bleeding Surgical wound infection, pelvic abscess Small bowel obstruction: due to adhesion (attachment) in the process of healing tissue, volvulus Ileus Hernia in the incision wound Trauma to organs around the appendix Appendectomy does not cause complications of heartburn. Abdominal pain after appendicitis can be caused by stump appendicitis, which is inflammation of the remaining base of the appendix after surgery. However, abdominal pain that is felt is generally located in the lower right abdomen.
Pain in the solar plexus (epigastric pain), can occur in the following diseases:
Gastritis Gastric ulcer Duodenal ulcer Functional dyspepsia Hernia hiatus Disorders of the sacs and bile ducts Pancreatitis Malignancy / cancer of the pancreas or stomach or liver In addition to heartburn, patients can also experience other symptoms such as nausea, flatulence, constipation, diarrhea, decreased appetite pain increases or decreases in certain body positions, abdominal pain increases or decreases after eating, hoarseness, and other symptoms that doctors need to ask because they can provide clues to certain diseases.
If the heartburn has been going on for a long time and the frequency is more frequent, you should check with your doctor first. Obviously a direct physical examination is needed as well as some additional supporting examinations such as endoscopy, urea breath test, ultrasonography, or even CT-scan. Treatment of heartburn will adjust to the underlying cause. Generally patients will be given drugs to control stomach acid, such as antacids, H2 blockers, and proton pump inhibitors.
Suggestions for patients who complain of repeated heartburn include:
Eat in smaller portions, the frequency can be more frequent. Avoid eating too full / large portions Do not eat too late Avoid excessive consumption of coffee, alcohol, too spicy and acidic food Avoid drinking herbs that are not clear in composition, do not take pain relievers, especially NSAIDs carelessly without doctor's instructions If you feel heartburn accompanied by complaints of liquid black stools, vomiting blood, no bowel movements and no gas at all, accompanied by palpitations and pain that radiates to the jaw and left arm, you should immediately come to the nearest emergency department to get an examination. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.