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Oakland, CA
A 34-year-old male asked:

I have had some pain&swelling on the left side of my abdomen, between my ribcage and hip bone, like a small bagel, seems worse when i drink coffee?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Gastritis?: Sounds like that could be gastritis. Or a stomach ulcer. Try to stop drinking coffee for a little while and see if it heals up. If not, try Prevacid (lansoprazole) OTC. If that doesn't help in a couple of weeks, see a GI doctor for some testing.

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