Pantoprazole

Pantoprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton-pump inhibitors (PPI). It is used to treat heartburn, GERD, and other acidity related disorders.

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My uncle suffers from constant chest and stomach pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle is having constant chest pain and stomach ache. His hemoglobin level is 6.20 mg/dL; platelet count is 598000 per mcL and ESR is 60 mm/hour. What is causing his symptoms? I am attaching my uncle's blood reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your uncle's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your uncle's hemoglobin is low, and platelet count is raised. A peripheral smear examination has to be done. If the peripheral smear is suspicious, then further workup needs to be...  Read Full »

Can sinus problems cause cough with bloody sputum?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old female, who weighs 80 kg and I am 6.1 feet tall. I have a sinus problem and coughing up blood. The blood is bright red in color, and the sputum is white. I got treatment for sinus yesterday, and they gave me Betnesol and Levbrox. I also have pain in my colon. I am taki...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the history that you have given, it looks like you have bronchitis and upper respiratory tract infection, which causes blood in the sputum. You have been prescribed steroid, which will be beneficial as a decongestant and give inflammation relief. Continue...  Read Full »

Can GERD cause a foreign body sensation in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a foreign body sensation in my throat. Sometimes, it remains like compression or it remains squeezing my throat. Usually, at night, I do not have any symptoms after I lay down. My breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure remain normal. I am taking Omeprazole 20 mg once a day for al...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common reason for having this irritation in the throat with a feeling of bump or something obstructing while swallowing can be a feature of chronic GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Even though you remain asymptomatic, the inflammation in the throat c...  Read Full »

Why do I have symptoms of heartburn, shortness of breath and heart palpitations?

Query: Hi doctor,I notice some palpitations in my heart. I have heartburn at random times. I have shortness of breath. I start to have a cough when I lie down at night and I tend to choke easily if I lie flat on my back. I have done some tests. The results came back normal and clear. I have done a chest X-...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The possible causes of your symptoms are acid reflux, nocturnal asthmatic attacks, orthopnea seen in heart failure, and obstructive sleep apnea. You need to do TMT (treadmill test), echocardiogram, polysomnography, serum pro-BNP (pro-B type natriuretic peptide), and...  Read Full »

I have abdominal pain with bloating for five months. Can I have colon cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had abdominal pain for five months. It is mainly under the right side ribs along the right flank. I also have some pain on the left. I feel gassy and bloated. The stomach makes some crazy noises. I was constipated for a few months, but now I have constant diarrhea. I am going to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your question, most likely it is not colon cancer. The problems are due to disturbed gastrointestinal flora. Our gut consists of its own environment of a microorganism called gut flora. They are responsible for proper digestion of food. Once this flora is depleted...  Read Full »

What is GERD with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux with laryngopharyngeal reflux)?

Query: Hi doctor, It started around a month ago with tightness in the throat. When I got to the doctor, I was able to talk for only one time, that too, through the phone. Doctor prescribed me a tablet Penicillin, and I took it every six hours for 10 days. I also got anti-inflammatory Diflam throat spray, ...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com The most common reason for having this irritation in the throat with a feeling of a lump or something obstructing while swallowing saliva can be a feature of chronic silent GERD with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux with laryngopharyngeal reflux). Even though you might be a...  Read Full »

Kindly go through my blood report and provide your suggestion.

Query: Hi doctor, I visited gastroenterologist for my stomach problems. He carried out blood tests and gastroscopy. The result of gastroscopy was antral gastritis. The medicines caused it and I do not take them anymore. With this problem, I started losing hair and observed brittle nails. Always I feel hun...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and report, my opinion is as follows: MCHC or folic acid elevation has no significance in the absence of other abnormal values. Brittle nails and falling hair signify multiple nutritional deficiencies. A balanced diet including all vitamins and mineral...  Read Full »

How to permanently manage symptoms of GERD?

Query: Hi doctor, I have GERD. My stomach hurts a lot and I think that I have a lump on my throat. I have a heartburn sensation. My doctor advised me to take Pantoprazole and Mucosta 100 mg. My pain gets reduced after taking medications and after few hours it comes back again.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The diagnosis of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) can be established by two things. The first one is endoscopy and the second one is pH metry test. In case like yours having a low probability of GERD, it is better to do a pH metry test t...  Read Full »

What causes a constant feeling of nausea with abdominal pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female. My height is 5'1", and weight is 120 lbs. I have been getting a constant feel of nausea for over a year along with abdomen, chest and back pain. The chest pain is sharp in the place of the heart. The back pain is right down the middle of my back, starting at my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You could be suffering from intermittent diffuse esophageal spasm. In simpler terms, it is a functional disorder where the motility of your gut is slightly impaired. Do not worry. It is not a serious condition as your endoscopy is fine. Have an ultrasound abdomen done and...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some tests to diagnose IBS.

Query: Hi doctor, I have extreme upper abdominal pain or pressure feeling after eating. It causes nausea and vomiting within minutes after eating or drinking anything, including water sometimes. I have had several CAT scans, barium x-ray, two endoscopies, an EKG, a CAT scan of my brain and tons of blood w...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. After going through your query, it seems to me that you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) associated with acid reflux disease. Pain in the abdomen with normal investigations is a consistent feature of IBS, as is true in your case. ...  Read Full »

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