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What is the cause of intense stomach pain alternatively on the right and the left sides ?

I am a 21 year old female. A few days ago my stomach was hurting really bad and then i started getting sharp pains on the left side of my stomach and now it has moved onto my right side, It keeps going from my left to right side. It hurts to stand for a long time, walk, and breathe sometimes. I have tried taking advil , but it does not help. what is wrong with me?
Asked On : Wed, 22 Feb 2012
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Thanks for your query.

I will try my best to provide you with best possible professional recommendations to your questions.

Your symptoms are suggestive of gastritis. Advil contains NSAID which it self can cause gastric discomfort.
I advice to avoid spicy food and smoking , alcohol for few days.
I advice you to take proton pump inhibitors which will decrease the acidity and relieve your symptoms.
You have to take the drug twice a day 1/2 hour before consuming food.
Also you can take antacid syrup. You should consume this drug for 7 days.

Yet again, I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.

Answered: Wed, 22 Feb 2012
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