Ultrasound Examination For Stomach Acid Disease?
I want to ask, yesterday I checked with a specialist in internal medicine regarding the pain in my stomach due to stomach acid which I suffered for about 1 month. r nInitially I had time to see a general practitioner twice a month but the results still didn’t change much. My stomach acid, he said, apart from an irregular diet, stress and anxiety also affected my stomach disorders. r nFinally I checked with the SPPD doctor, I was given 2 types of drugs that are very different from a general practitioner, now I am on esomeprazole and Rantin ranitidine hcl and was told to take the same ultrasound to check the lab too. R n My question is, can the ultrasound and the lab check for stomach acid disease be detected, doctor? especially on the inside of my stomach / intestines? r nThank you.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Gastric acid is a substance that should exist in the digestive tract, with the main aim of helping the digestive process with its corrosive or damaging properties. However, under certain conditions, which can be triggered by stress, spicy, sour food, coffee, tea, late meals and fatigue, this stomach acid can increase levels in the stomach, and actually damage the stomach lining itself. This condition eventually causes symptoms such as heartburn, translucent pain to the back, nausea, vomiting, and heat in the chest area to tightness.
Regarding your question, by ultrasound or lab check it is not possible to know the inside of your stomach or intestines. What can see the inside of the stomach or intestines directly is a procedure known as an endoscopy, in which a tube with a camera tip is inserted into your digestive tract. This examination may be carried out on you when the current treatment does not provide benefits.
So with an ultrasound examination and lab check, your internal medicine doctor may want to look for other factors that cause stomach pain apart from acid reflux, such as gallstones, inflammation of the bile, inflammation of the pancreas, liver disorders, and kidney stones.
Our advice, adhere to medication recommendations and examinations by your doctor, and try to improve your lifestyle according to the advice given. Don't hesitate to always be in control so that your doctor knows the progress of your condition and can evaluate your recovery, either by doing further examinations, changing or adding drugs. So, hopefully it answers your question.