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A 29-year-old male asked:

I heard about dyspepsia can cause stomach problems. i often stress about stomach pain and burning. can stress cause dyspepsia?

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Dr. Hiroshi Mashimo
Gastroenterology 34 years experience
May need workup w MD: dyspepsia is a symptom - often caused by underlying problems rather than make them. Stress can lead to gastritis and ulcers that give symptoms that you describe. Reflux can lead to bruxism and jaw pain&dyspepsia. Should role out treatable causes eg parasites and gallstone, start empiric omeprazole or similar class of medicine, and make sure you don't have h pylori infection. Happy to consult

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