Medical Questions > General Forum Topics > General Q and A Forum

Diagnostic Tests for Multiple Symptoms in the Chest and Abdo

User Profile
Hi, Ive been experiencing quite a few symptoms the past month that have become worrying to me. Last year I was told that I have Iron def anemia but recently labs show that iron levels have now stabilised to 120 so other than that it seems I have nothing clinically wrong with me. My problem is that Ive have been experiencing diahorroea with 2-3 BM a day, an uncomfortable feeling in my upper left quadrant, bloating, cramping and palpatations. (I can literally feel my heart pulsating through my body) Im also having some troubles with my breathing, I become SOB on light exertion of which Ive never previously had a problem and at rest I need to breath at a faster rate than normal (resps 20+) Could you shed any light on any on my symptoms???


Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied February 23rd, 2006
General Q&A Answer A421
It is hard to identify the cause of your discomfort until certain examinations are made. For the symptoms that originate from your gastro-intestinal tract, you will need an abdominal ultrasound, a Helicobacter pillory-serology, and a microbiological examination of the feces. If everything is OK and the symptoms still exist, other more invasive procedures will be needed. The second round of diagnostics are found using an endoscopic gastroscopy and a colonoscopy. For the palpitations, you will need to do an ECG. For breathing difficulties, a chest X-ray image can be requested.
|
Did you find this post helpful?
Must Read
Chronic pain affects more than 70 million Americans. But what is pain? And how can pain management help relieve different types of pain? Basic facts here....
How does the nervous system work to register pain? And what are the major causes of acute and chronic pain? Plus, who's at risk of pain here....
Acute and chronic pain manifest different symptoms. Learn the difference here and know when to seek medical help for pain....
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our General Q and A , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.