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can epigastric pain be serious?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: It can also be benign.

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I feel like I have pain in my kidneys. What could this be?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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A 35-year-old female asked:

M 37ek preg.ive a constant lft epigastric localized to one point only,burning sensation.m worried abt the constant nature of the pain.can it b serious?

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Dr. Lauren Gerson
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Epigastric pain: Epigastric pain can be due to acid reflux or ulcer disease. Stomach cancer is very rare in the US and Canada. Ulcer disease can be due to aspirin/NSAID usage or H.pylori infection. Usually these pains are worse after eating and last 30-60 minutes. They can wake from sleep. Recommend trial of PPI therapy (over the counter omeprazole or similar drug) before meals. If not better, consider endoscopy.

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