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what's the cause of a burning feeling in my upper abdomen?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Heartburn: It could be heartburn. A quick and easy way to find out is to try tums (calcium carbonate). If the pain goes away, you've nailed it. If not, see your doctor.

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