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29yo. upper cent abdo pain (w some tenderness); intermittent mid-back pain; nausea & excess saliva after eating. no anemia, normal kidney & liver function. urine test clean, urinating normally. ?

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Dr. Terry Edwards
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Reflux uncontrolled: many times reflux and heartburn cannot be controlled w Omeprazole alone. lifestyle changes can help, avoiding alcohol, spicy foods, fatty foods, tobacco, nsaids and tomatoe products can help as well. increased saliva is also seen with reflux. your doctor would likely double your Omeprazole dose or change medications. black stools and vomitting blood would definately be red flags to be seen for.
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Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Stomach pain: Sounds like a peptic ulcer. You probably should have an EGD (scope exam). Cease all alcohol consumption. Avoid all NSAIDS. H. pylori infection is relatively common. Consider taking 14 days of Clarithromycin and Amoxicillin and add Pepto-Bismol. (Obviously under care of a physician.)
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Last updated Oct 31, 2016

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