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1,050 - Describing Stomach Problems

November 10th, 2014

Episode 160 of 489 episodes

Not feeling too well? Perhaps it’s something you ate. Learn how to talk about stomach problems on this episode. Slow dialog: 1:17 Explanations: 3:24 Fast dialog: 17:05 There’s nothing I enjoy more than spending a couple of hours relaxing at a cafe. I sit drinking my tea and reading. What could be better? Woman: So I think I may have to see a doctor soon. You know I’ve had these terrible pains in my stomach. My digestion is terrible and now I think I might have an ulcer! Well, I was having a relaxing time until I started overhearing the woman at the next table talking loudly on her cell phone. Woman: No, I don’t think it could be lactose intolerance. My bowels are working fine. I don’t have the runs or feel constipated. I just get a really upset stomach and these terrible pains. This was definitely not a conversation I wanted to listen to. I looked around for another table, somewhere I could escape to. Woman: Yes, I do feel some heartburn and bloating. Do you really think it could be acid reflux? I do have a problem with too much gas and burping a lot. Will an antacid help, do you think? By this time, I was in panic mode. If I didn’t get away from this woman soon, I’d surely be sick to my stomach! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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