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I was on a binge diet of basically lemons and cayenne pepper, abdominal pain while running, still there, around right upper abdomen.Stomach ulcer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: See your Doctor

Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests.
Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, pain related to activity is usually more related to the abdominal wall (muscles) rather than the internal organs. Regardless, I am sure i don't need to tell you that a binge diet of pepper and lemon is baad!

In brief: See your Doctor

Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests.
Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, pain related to activity is usually more related to the abdominal wall (muscles) rather than the internal organs. Regardless, I am sure i don't need to tell you that a binge diet of pepper and lemon is baad!
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It is a possibility

Citrus fruit and cayenne pepper could definitely harm the lining of your stomach and esophagus.
However typical ulcer pain is associated with hunger pains and/ or indigestion after eating. If your pain is only when running may be related to the abdominal wall. You need to balance your diet and avoid extreme binges as they may sabotage your goals. If the problem persists you need to see a physician.

In brief: It is a possibility

Citrus fruit and cayenne pepper could definitely harm the lining of your stomach and esophagus.
However typical ulcer pain is associated with hunger pains and/ or indigestion after eating. If your pain is only when running may be related to the abdominal wall. You need to balance your diet and avoid extreme binges as they may sabotage your goals. If the problem persists you need to see a physician.
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: See MD

Hope you are off that diet.
See the md and likely get referral to gastoenterologist (specialist for stomach -- intestines, etc.) for full evaluation.

In brief: See MD

Hope you are off that diet.
See the md and likely get referral to gastoenterologist (specialist for stomach -- intestines, etc.) for full evaluation.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology

In brief: Hard to say

But i'd definitely start by holding the cayenne pepper. While spicy food may not cause an ulcer, could definitely cause pain in the area described.
And get checked out.

In brief: Hard to say

But i'd definitely start by holding the cayenne pepper. While spicy food may not cause an ulcer, could definitely cause pain in the area described.
And get checked out.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Possibly

It could be an ulcer. You consumed a stomach-unfriendly diet - high amounts of acid and hot spices.
See your doctor about it.

In brief: Possibly

It could be an ulcer. You consumed a stomach-unfriendly diet - high amounts of acid and hot spices.
See your doctor about it.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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