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After eating, stomach pain/burning travels down abdomen esp. left and right sides. Abd. hurts when pressed on.Dr.says too much acid in body. Thoughts?

After eating, stomach pain/burning travels down abdomen esp. left and right sides. Abd. hurts when pressed on.Dr.says too much acid in body. Thoughts?

Maybe: There are many causes of belly pain, some of which are simply annoying, others are deadly. Assuming your doctor did thorough interview & exam, if stomach acid seems to be most likely cause, then high dose omeprazole (Prilosec) can help determine if acid is to blame. If symptoms persist, then other causes should be investigated. Acidity usually affects only upper, central abdomen. ...Read more

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Burning Pain (Definition)

The uncomfortable sensation of extreme heat or burning. Often used to describe heartburn from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Also describes the sensation that occurs with nerve damage in ...Read more


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Does IBS cause a continuos aching burning pain in the left side of the abdomen?

Does IBS cause a continuos aching burning pain in the left side of the abdomen?

IBS & abdominal Pain: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs or spastic colon) is a symptom-based diagnosis characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits, so, yes, this could be a symptom or you could also suffer from diverticulitis...Talk to your doctor to help diagnosis the etiology of your pain... ...Read more

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My period ended then I sorted bleeding bright red blood accompanied by sharp burning pain on my left side of abdomen?

My period ended then I sorted bleeding bright red blood accompanied by sharp burning pain on my left side of abdomen?

Your hormones: are likely in flux for whatever reason, and you would need to be patient to see if things would settle down. Menstrual fluctuations are affected by many different factors, including nutrition, psychological state of mind, stress, infections/ illnesses, etc. If things continue to be irregular or unpredictable in the next couple of months, get yourself to a GYN or family Doc. ...Read more

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What causes abdomen burning pain on left side under the ribcage? Starts an hour later after eating and it lasts 1 second with a few minutes intervals

What causes abdomen burning pain on left side under the ribcage? Starts an hour later after eating and it lasts 1 second with a few minutes intervals

Multiple causes: The possible causes of burning of left upper quadrant of abdomen are gastroesophageal reflux, esophagitis, peptic ulcer including stomach or duodenal ulcer, gastritis which is inflammation of lining of stomach including h.Pylori infection. Other possible cause could be pancreatitis but pain is not usually burning in nature. ...Read more

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I am experiencing burning pain to my left upper abdomen radiating to left side of my back especially when I am lying down. What would be the possible cause of this?

I am experiencing burning pain to my left upper abdomen radiating to left side of my back especially when I am lying down. What would be the possible cause of this?

Needs Workup: See a dr. Most likely this is of GI origin like a duodenal ulcer. You need to get a thorough history and physical as well appropriate studies such as x-rays or ultrasound to get a handle on what is going on here. More unusual causes could be a shingles attack. ...Read more

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I've a burning pain in the same place each time I eat, my middle left hand side abdomen. my bowel habits change daily, i've lost 8lbs in 2 months. hel?

I've a burning pain in the same place each time I eat, my middle left hand side abdomen. my bowel habits change daily, i've lost 8lbs in 2 months. hel?

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and may be doing some tests. 8 lb weight loss warrants that you see a doctor. ...Read more

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What can be this sharp burning pain in the lower left side of my abdomin. ?

Abdominal Pain: The differential diagnosis of left lower-quadrant pain includes gastrointestinal, gynecologic, and renal/ureteric pathology. Imaging is helpful in evaluating left lower-quadrant pain, and is generally guided by the clinical presentation. ...Read more

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