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A 52-year-old female asked:

i have belching and air feeling in the chest, specifically on the left side, and pain in the stomach, sometimes reflux, taking ranitidine. it gastriti?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Maybe...: Several possibilities including acid related disorders gerd, gastritis, h. Pylori infection and ulcers. Other possibilities include biliary disorders eg. Gallstones. See your doctor. Good luck!
Dr. Scott Schneider
General Surgery 27 years experience
Consider work-up.: These can be signs of acid reflux and/or hiatal hernia among other diseases. You should undergo imaging and possible endoscopy. There are medical and surgical treatments available depending on what is seen on further workup.

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Last updated Aug 15, 2013

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