Heartburn And Pleural Effusion?
Salaam, I am a 39-year-old goddess, I have been in the stomach for a month and right abdomen pain and hardness, have been X-rayed, said the right pleural effusion doctor and a left stomach full of gas, while the doctor was given levoflaxacin (antibiotics), ranitidine and sukralfate, until the drug wears out uluhati pain and right abdomen still hurts and feels hard when pressed slowly always belching, why do I think, now I’m waiting for the results of the chest X-ray with Dr. lung specialist
Hello, good afternoon Dewi ...
Long-lasting (chronic) heartburn accompanied by frequent belching and a hard palpable stomach can be caused by a variety of possibilities:
Chronic gastritis (ulcer), which is an inflammation of the stomach surface
GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease), a disease in the form of an increase in stomach acid from the stomach to the esophagus due to the weakening of the muscular ring located at the border of the lower esophagus with the upper stomach
Gastric ulcer, which is an open wound in the lining of the stomach wall due to stomach acid substances that damage the surface in the stomach.
Meanwhile the right abdomen that hurts can be caused by:
upper right abdominal pain:
inflammation of the gallbladder
lower right abdominal pain:
abnormalities in the reproductive tract
If the cause really comes from the stomach, ranitidine and sucralfat can indeed help, but keep in mind that the consumption of gastric medicines alone without accompanied by lifestyle changes for the better (such as eating regularly, avoiding acidic and spicy foods, avoiding stress, avoiding caffeinated and fizzy drinks) won't significantly improve complaints. Therefore, lifestyle improvement is very necessary in diseases related to the stomach.
To be able to deduce the exact cause of the complaint you are experiencing, it requires a direct examination. Therefore, we recommend that you again check with your doctor (especially internal medicine doctors) for further examination and treatment. The doctor may suggest an ultrasound examination or endoscopy to help make the diagnosis.
That's all, hopefully it helps ..