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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have this pain after eating. sharp, gaseous, burning. left abdomin into lower left abdomin. do i need to seek medical help right away?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Pain after: eating may mean a GASTRITIS or GASTRIC ULCER..but a NUMBER of Gastrointestinal issues may be the "culprit"! Yes you should seek medical help as soon as practicable although not on an "emergent" basis unless the pain does not go away! You will need a GI "workup" which will most likely take a while to complete. In the meantime OTC ANTACIDS may help as well as H-2 blocker (eg PEPCID) Good Luck Z

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