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Which doctor should I consult for stomach pain in front of ribs ?

I have dull ache on the left side of stomach, just in front of ribs in the stomach. Its at one point only and has been more or less persistently for last 4 years. Of late (2 months) i have also developed severe acidity with burning sensation if i eat ANYTHING even VERY MILDLY spicy and have to continue to drink water to eat. IS it serious and if yes, what specialist should i consult?
Asked On : Thu, 31 Mar 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
You could be having stomach ulcer. You need to get a gastro-duodenoscopy done to examine the inside of your stomach and duodenum and if an ulcer is found they will do a biopsy from that site for histo-pathological examination.
In addition an ultrasound examination is also advisable.
The condition may or may not be serious, depending on the finding.
You should not ignore it. Consult a Gastroenterologist.
Wish you all the best.
Answered: Wed, 13 Jul 2011
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