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Severe abdominal pain, increased burping. What could be the reason?

My 28 year old partner (male) has just experienced for the 3rd time in as many days:
Severe upper abdominal pain (cramping)
Sweats (light/moderate) brought on by cramping pain
Unable to relieve pain other than to stand up as crouching over is worse.
His pain lasts for approx 15min. I gave him Neo (sodium bicarbonate and sodium carb) which instantly brought on huge burps.. Seemed to relief for 30 seconds.. Then cramps returned.
Stools are normal: no blood, not running, not sharp or dry, & normal gas.
In the past few weeks he appears to have been burrping a lot more than usual.
He has irregular sleep patterns: under 5 hours a night several times weekly - usually with a long "catchup" sleep at some stage on weekend.
The last couple of days he has complained of headaches. However during the most cent cramping episode I asked if he had any head pain, to which he rep,IRD, "No".
Any suggestions here- noting in particular that his bowel movements are normal?
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi ! The pain you are experiencing may be due to increase in the acid secretion in your stomach and duodemum. In case you do not get relief with acid reducing drugs, then you should consult your doctor who may suggest you to get your serum amylase and serum lipase levels in the blood. You may also be asked to get yourself de-wormed, and if need be, radiological investigations like ultrasound, etc. Get well soon.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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