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Heavy abdomen pain. What is the permanent cure?

For the past few days I ve been woken up around 3am without fail with fairly intense upper abdominal pains. It s localized to one spot, right under the center of my chest , and doesn t move around at all.The pain lessens up when I decide to sit up while no position lying down does anything but make it worse. T aking a pain killer and 2-3 hours of waiting is pretty much the only way to get rid of it, but seriously interferes with work.
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hello. Thanks for using this forum. Usually night pains in the upper part of abdomen is related to underlying peptic disease, usually gastritis or gastric ulcer. This happens mostly after consumption of fatty food and alcohol during dinner. You should consult with your doctor who can do an upper endoscopy investigation to rule out the above. Try avoiding heavy meals at night for now. If you feel you are overweight, then its also advisable to get an ECG done.
If you have further queries , feel free to ask.
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Naturopathy & Yoga Specialist Dr. Ambika Murali Krishnan's  Response
The pain in the center of the upper abdomen may be due to gastritis, pancreatitis, cholecystitis, biliary colic, heart burn, heart attack
So consult a doctor for further evaluations.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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