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A 20-year-old female asked:

there's a slight burning feeling/discomfort in my upper left abdomen area. i've felt this before, but it went away. i feel it again, what could it be?

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Dr. Mark Gromisch
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
LUQ abd discomfort: It could be many things. Is it worsened or relieved by eating? Worse with exercise? Exercise induced suggests musculoskeletal, food induced (especially fat) suggests gallbladder problems. You are already on Prilosec that should help with peptic problems. If it persists, a physical exam and an ultrasound may be helpful.

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