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My stomach hurts after i finish eating what could it be? it hurts on the left side, like two inches to the left of where my belly button is. it hurts when i press down

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Dr. Richard Arden
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Abdominal : Abdominal pain elicited by palpation and related to meals could reflect possible peptic ulcer among other things. It would be wise to have your physician obtain a thorough history and exam and decide on a proper course of treatment or appropriate referal to a GI doctor if deemed necessary. For now, at least, try to avoid spicy, acidic, and heavily seasoned foods; don't eat large or bulky foods within several hours of lying down; cut down on foods or drink high in caffeine content ( coffee, tea, cola, chocolate, mountain dew, etc.). If not medically contraindicated with the meds your on (check with pharmacist) you may want to consider Prilosec otc while your waiting to see your doctor.
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