A 19-year-old female asked:
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sometimes when i haven't eaten in a while i get a numbing pain on the left side of my abdomen. what could that mean?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Acidity?: Stomach pain can feel like other sensations in the upper abdomen sometimes. A patient who suspects that certain pains are related to stomach acid / reflux / ulcers can actually try taking a good-sized dose of maalox or mylanta to see what happens. If the pains or sensations go away each time, that suggests the pains are due to acidity. A primary care doctor can check for any serious problems.
Answered on Dec 19, 2016
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