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A 30-year-old female asked:

I have extreme pain in my upper abdomen. middle and both sides. gets worse when running. doctor suspected a ulcer a while back. put me on topzole for two months. went away now month later the pain is back. tested for bacteria negative.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Abdominal discomfort: Running, especially if not breathing correctly by not using your diaphragm properly, can cause various abdominal symptoms including upper abdominal discomfort. It's called runners' stomach. If symptoms also occur without running, it's time to consult a gastroenterologist for a workup.

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Last updated May 15, 2020

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