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    guys,

    do you people has any recommendations for good specialists for gastric problem?

    dunno which doctor is good leh... the last doctor I saw 4 years ago doesn't seem to be a specialist in this field.

    for me, I eat too fast I think. but my gastric problem is not so severe yet. Never vomit YET although felt very nauseous quite many times.
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    So sorry to hear of your predicament, Falcon.

    You mentioned that you had gastroscopy and this turned out nothing. Interesting. Could there be another cause of your abdominal pain? I have friends with Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS for short that can present this way. BTW, do you smoke or consume alcohol, even socially? You need to stay off these stuff.

    My advise is to keep to your present doctor and they will usually sort it out. Hopping doctors may lead to a delay in the proper diagnosis and hence treatment.
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    Hi, i have the following symptoms,
    frequent blurping
    frequent farting
    bloated (before & after)
    appetite is good
    bowel habit is good
    first week, has pain/cramp similar to heartburn.. then no more after taking ocid
    slept with my head lifted higher

    seen my family doc and was given 2 perscriptions of ocid (omeprazole 20mg) of about 2week. doc suggest doing a scope.

    any advise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eng_keow View Post
    So sorry to hear of your predicament, Falcon.

    You mentioned that you had gastroscopy and this turned out nothing. Interesting. Could there be another cause of your abdominal pain? I have friends with Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS for short that can present this way. BTW, do you smoke or consume alcohol, even socially? You need to stay off these stuff.

    My advise is to keep to your present doctor and they will usually sort it out. Hopping doctors may lead to a delay in the proper diagnosis and hence treatment.
    I do not smoke or consume alcohol, not even socially. I will stick to my current doc at the moment. Chinese medicine will only be considered as an alternative if things do nt improve.

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    Hi,

    I got gastric before then I've tried drinking Yakult or Vitagen...it works...I found out that some gastric problems are cause by bacteria...Yakult has good bacteria and it kills that bacteria...try it...nothing to loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisduck View Post
    guys,

    do you people has any recommendations for good specialists for gastric problem?

    http://www.emenders.com/dr_cheng_jun.htm

    Dr. Cheng Jun is a Consultant Internist & Gastroenterologist at the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and a Visiting Consultant (Department of Gastroenterology) at the Singapore General Hospital.

    He received his MBBS from the University of Malaya in 1979 and MRCP (UK) in 1983. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (1987), the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)(1993) and the Royal College of Physicians (London). Dr. Cheng is also a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is a Master Endoscopist, specializing in ERCP and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

    Dr. Cheng also is a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons and was Censor of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. He is the Past President of the Gastroenterological Society of Singapore, Past Vice-President of the World Organization of Gastroenterology, Board Member of the National Foundation of Digestive Diseases and past Chairman of the Chapter of Physicians, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
    Last edited by Dream Merchant; 19th November 2008 at 04:57 PM.

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    It could be caused by stress, esp since scope do not find out any results.

    I had that when I was in my job and when I went away for 1 year for my studies, I was totally fine overseas. However, when I came back to work, the pain came back.....
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    it may be a bit selfish but I feel better reading this thread

    gastric problem quite common, so no need to worry too much

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    Quote Originally Posted by allrock450d View Post
    Hi,

    I got gastric before then I've tried drinking Yakult or Vitagen...it works...I found out that some gastric problems are cause by bacteria...Yakult has good bacteria and it kills that bacteria...try it...nothing to loose.
    I tried that for a abt 2 mths at the beginning of the year but in the end found that it did not help much.

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    Hi Falcon,

    Just curious ... did you try chewing and / or eating raw Ang Mor Celery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Hi Falcon,

    Just curious ... did you try chewing and / or eating raw Ang Mor Celery?
    Not yet. Currently just incorporating bananas, milk, honey and ginger into my diet. Never really like Celery but will give it a try if it does me good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allrock450d View Post
    Hi,
    I got gastric before then I've tried drinking Yakult or Vitagen...it works...I found out that some gastric problems are cause by bacteria...Yakult has good bacteria and it kills that bacteria...try it...nothing to loose.
    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    I tried that for a abt 2 mths at the beginning of the year but in the end found that it did not help much.
    Had gastric problem for ard 3-4yrs, did scope, ok.

    I've tried this Yakult/Vitagen remedy for coming to a year now with good results thou. 1 bottle a day + regular meals a must and to manage stress well. For me, stress(at work) is the main killer, trying to get it under control. Condition is improving.

    Had tried acupuncture, good but TCM medication getting more and more expensive. U can give that a try.

    I think you should continue a remedy for a certain period to see the result, dun think 2 months period is sufficient.

    Don't give up! Only with persistence and determination can it be CURED. Gastric problem is a stubborn illness. Don't under-estimate it.

    Hope this help!

    Wish you recover well!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    Hi, i have the following symptoms,
    frequent blurping
    frequent farting
    bloated (before & after)
    appetite is good
    bowel habit is good
    first week, has pain/cramp similar to heartburn.. then no more after taking ocid
    slept with my head lifted higher

    seen my family doc and was given 2 perscriptions of ocid (omeprazole 20mg) of about 2week. doc suggest doing a scope.

    any advise?
    well.. i do have this problem too, except the farting part.. and was given the same medication that you were given.. and my dosage was twice of yours.

    my condition is called GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). It is basically the backflow of acid from your stomach towards your mouth direction. GERD is a disease in which acid from the stomach flows back (refluxes) into the esophagus, causing irritation and sometimes damage to the lining of the esophagus. The reflux of stomach acid can reach high enough to affect the vocal cords or even flow into the lungs (called aspiration), causing damage to those tissues and organs as well

    The complaint that i have when having this problem was trouble in swallowing as i always feel that there is something stuck in my throat, which is one of the symptons of GERD. Scope was done to further confirm it, and was put on medication for 1 year. My specialist is from SGH and his skills for doing the scope is .. i dont have the after effects, where ppl complain of throat pain lah, vomit lah.. his name is Steven Menasa...

    Symptons of GERD:


    Heartburn is the commonest symptom of GERD, experienced as a burning sensation in the center of the chest, which sometimes spreads to the throat; there also may be an acid taste in the throat.

    Stomach pain (pain in the upper abdomen)
    Non-burning chest pain
    Difficulty swallowing or food getting stuck
    Painful swallowing
    Persistent laryngitis/hoarseness
    Persistent sore throat
    Chronic cough, new onset asthma, or asthma only at night
    Regurgitation of foods/fluids; taste of acid in the throat
    Sense of a lump in the throat



    you will be able to read more of GERD from here (http://www.gerd.com) & http://www.gerd.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexlim View Post
    Had gastric problem for ard 3-4yrs, did scope, ok.

    I've tried this Yakult/Vitagen remedy for coming to a year now with good results thou. 1 bottle a day + regular meals a must and to manage stress well. For me, stress(at work) is the main killer, trying to get it under control. Condition is improving.

    Had tried acupuncture, good but TCM medication getting more and more expensive. U can give that a try.

    I think you should continue a remedy for a certain period to see the result, dun think 2 months period is sufficient.

    Don't give up! Only with persistence and determination can it be CURED. Gastric problem is a stubborn illness. Don't under-estimate it.

    Hope this help!

    Wish you recover well!!
    Thanks a lot for your encouragement. Agree with you totally about keeping stress under control, though it may sound easier said that done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybaokong View Post
    well.. i do have this problem too, except the farting part.. and was given the same medication that you were given.. and my dosage was twice of yours.

    my condition is called GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). It is basically the backflow of acid from your stomach towards your mouth direction. GERD is a disease in which acid from the stomach flows back (refluxes) into the esophagus, causing irritation and sometimes damage to the lining of the esophagus. The reflux of stomach acid can reach high enough to affect the vocal cords or even flow into the lungs (called aspiration), causing damage to those tissues and organs as well

    The complaint that i have when having this problem was trouble in swallowing as i always feel that there is something stuck in my throat, which is one of the symptons of GERD. Scope was done to further confirm it, and was put on medication for 1 year. My specialist is from SGH and his skills for doing the scope is .. i dont have the after effects, where ppl complain of throat pain lah, vomit lah.. his name is Steven Menasa...

    Symptons of GERD:


    Heartburn is the commonest symptom of GERD, experienced as a burning sensation in the center of the chest, which sometimes spreads to the throat; there also may be an acid taste in the throat.

    Stomach pain (pain in the upper abdomen)
    Non-burning chest pain
    Difficulty swallowing or food getting stuck
    Painful swallowing
    Persistent laryngitis/hoarseness
    Persistent sore throat
    Chronic cough, new onset asthma, or asthma only at night
    Regurgitation of foods/fluids; taste of acid in the throat
    Sense of a lump in the throat



    you will be able to read more of GERD from here (http://www.gerd.com) & http://www.gerd.com.
    Thanks for the info about GERD. Will read it up.

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    Hi,
    Saw your thread about Gastric. I used to have a serious case of Gastric about two years back. Someone told me to try, taking Soya Bean Milk or Soya Bean Curd (because I am lactose intolerable). Somehow it worked. So I have been taking these and after a while the Gastric seemed to have gone away.

    Started out by having as bowl of Soya Bean Curd and Soya Bean Milk in the morning every morning for a week and the Gastric seemed to have a lesser effect on me and eventually gone off. Have not had a Gastric problem for more than a year now.Just a suggestion though. As mentioned in some of the threads, different people react to different kinds of remedies. For me it was the Soya bean Milk and Soya Bean Curd.

    Best of all its easy to find, just pop into any Hawker Center in the Mornings or Early Afternoon and you will find at least one stall selling.

    Hope it helps you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIS-Man View Post
    Hi,
    Saw your thread about Gastric. I used to have a serious case of Gastric about two years back. Someone told me to try, taking Soya Bean Milk or Soya Bean Curd (because I am lactose intolerable). Somehow it worked. So I have been taking these and after a while the Gastric seemed to have gone away.

    Started out by having as bowl of Soya Bean Curd and Soya Bean Milk in the morning every morning for a week and the Gastric seemed to have a lesser effect on me and eventually gone off. Have not had a Gastric problem for more than a year now.Just a suggestion though. As mentioned in some of the threads, different people react to different kinds of remedies. For me it was the Soya bean Milk and Soya Bean Curd.

    Best of all its easy to find, just pop into any Hawker Center in the Mornings or Early Afternoon and you will find at least one stall selling.

    Hope it helps you.

    GS
    Thanks for sharing. Agree that different people react to different kind of remedies. Hopefully I can find one that suits me soon.

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    did a scope, it's a gastritis. now taking Famotidine before bed and Librax before meals. Oh, including the test of Helicobactor Pylori bacteria in the intestine. it's all done by a specialist. hence, really need to pay attention to my diet and have regular meals.

    avoiding: chilli/spicy, coffee, tea, alcohol, fried stuff, sour (tomato..), fatty stuff, etc

    more vegetable , more fruits, more excercise
    Last edited by dreaming; 29th November 2008 at 07:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    did a scope, it's a gastritis. now taking Famotidine before bed and Librax before meals. also did a ultrasound of gallbladder as they suspect it was the casue of discomfort in the stomach area. Oh, including the test of Helicobactor Pylori bacteria in the intestine. it's all done by a specialist. hence, really need to pay attention to my diet and have regular meals.

    avoiding: chilli/spicy, coffee, tea, alcohol, fried stuff, sour (tomato..), fatty stuff, etc

    more vegetable , more fruits, more excercise

    What did they see in the scope to conclude that it is gastritis? Did they come up with a proper food diet for you?

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    http://www.scoe.com/images/Gastritis1.jpg
    Reddish coloration (gastritis) easily differentiated from the paler normal looking gastric mucosa.

    If left untreated, you get this
    http://www.murrasaca.com/gastritis3.jpg

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