Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
157 Doctors are Online

Have pain in upper side of stomach below rib cage. Underlying cause?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 3397 Questions
i have a pain in upper left side of stomach area right below rib cage
Posted Wed, 31 Jul 2013 in Abdominal Pain
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 1 hour later

Thanks for your query.

The site of pain indicates that it could be due to stomach pathology more commonly acid peptic disease.

If the pain is burning in nature or is associated with nausea and indigestion, then the symptoms are for sure due to acid peptic disease.

Do try antacids like Pepto or Gelusil to get some immediate relief. If you find relief with the above antacids then it confirms that the pain is due to acidity.

You can then take Tab PRILOSEC OTC once in the morning before breakfast for a week to get rid of the problems completely.

Hope, I answered your query.

Wish you good health.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Gastroenterologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor