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A 31-year-old female asked:

Can gastritis cause excruciating pain in the upper abd area that spreads the entire abd and mid to low back feels like strong gas pains us good?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jordan Rush
Gastroenterology 13 years experience
Gastritis: It's hard to blame gastritis for excruciating upper abdominal pain. Keep looking to exclude causes such as an ulcer, pancreatitis, gerd.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Yes, it is possible: And you can try Prilosec or prevacid (lansoprazole). But if it travels to right lower quadrant, it could be appendicitis. But excruciating pain is not common with gastritis, it sounds more serious like pancreatitis or kidney stones. Tough to say what is exact cause, but if it is really that bad, go to the emergency dept now.

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Last updated Jul 20, 2016

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