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A 23-year-old female asked:

My upper stomach is pain i can't discribe it but its time to time, it get better in food no problem in urine.. im taking meloxicam for 2 years.

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
OMG, stop NSAID's!: There are many causes of peptic distress including: food, obesity, pregnancy, smoking, alcohol, stress, h.Pylori infection, daily or prolonged NSAID use, to name a few. Your two-year history of daily use of nsaid's (meloxicam, advil/ibuprofen) is the red flag here. Unless prescribed, stop the nsaid's, start Prilosec otc, ; assess response over 3-4 days. Call doc if persistent symptoms, bleeding...

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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