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I am a 33 yr old man, and i have a sharp pain in my stomach for the past few days i have had a sharp stabbing pain in my stomach. i don't think it is my appendix, because it is directly in the center of my stomach above my belly button. when i burp it f

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 20 years experience
It : It sounds like you may be suffering from gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) or an ulcer; however more serious problems like appendicitis, bleeding ulcer etc. Need to be ruled out. Either way you need to be seen by your primary care provider for a complete history of your current problem, directed physical, testing, and treatment. In the meantime, you can buy an other the counter (otc) anti-acid medication like Pepcid (famotidine) or Prilosec otc. Good luck to you.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Gastritis: Likely simply gastritis. If this has persisted more than just a day or so you should see your PCP to rule out something more serious.

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