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A 26-year-old female asked:

I'm vegan & healthy, yet having gi problems for a week now. i have dull pain/fullness in stomach after eat, excess gas & burping. could it be a virus?

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Dr. Christopher Bui
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Most likely not: Possible due to increased acid secretion in the stomach. Viral gastroenteritis would also cause diarrhea or abdomen cramping pain. If otc medication such as maalox, mintox and Prilosec otc did not help after few days - 1 week, please see your physician. There is a bacteria called h. Pylori which can cause inflammation of the stomach and small intestine. Not treated, it could also cause cancer.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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