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Localized upper left sharp abdo pain radiates to left shoulder blade. I have the urge to burp and release gas a lot. What causes this pain?

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Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine

In brief: Abdominal pain

Left upper abdominal pain can be related to a gastric ulcer, or an intestinal problem, like diverticulitis, which is uncommon in your age.
In order to check for ulcer you can check a blood test for a bacteria called h. Pylori. If you have it, 2 weeks of antibiotics and acid blocker can be effective. An upper endoscopy can provide a definitive diagnosis for ulcer.

In brief: Abdominal pain

Left upper abdominal pain can be related to a gastric ulcer, or an intestinal problem, like diverticulitis, which is uncommon in your age.
In order to check for ulcer you can check a blood test for a bacteria called h. Pylori. If you have it, 2 weeks of antibiotics and acid blocker can be effective. An upper endoscopy can provide a definitive diagnosis for ulcer.
Dr. David Brouwer
Dr. David Brouwer
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: typical

Your sx are fairly typical of issues in your stomach : gastritis, peptic ulcer, non-ulcer dyspepsia.
There are many otc treatments but if they don't help. You should be evaluated.

In brief: typical

Your sx are fairly typical of issues in your stomach : gastritis, peptic ulcer, non-ulcer dyspepsia.
There are many otc treatments but if they don't help. You should be evaluated.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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