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A 27-year-old female asked:

Day 4 horrible bloating & gas in upper abdomen, accompanied by dull pain/pressure below sternum & left rib cage. previously constipated, no longer.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Upper abdomen: Do you know if you're intolerant of lactose or gluten? If not you may have gastritis(inflamed stomach lining). To reduce gas buildup take simethicone or mylanta after meals. Drinking hot water helps break down gas. Avoid gassy foods and try taking medication like prilosec or pepcid to treat possible gastritis. See your MD or a gastroenterologist if not improved.

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Last updated May 29, 2018

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