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I have had for almost 9 days belching or burping

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Posted on Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Question: I have had for almost 9 days belching or burping and a XXXXXXX pain on my left side above my left nipple almost under my left armpit. If I am active like walking no problem. Sitting I feel a dull pain build up until I burp
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
possible stomach acid reflux or other conditions.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.
I have read your query and here is my advise.

* There can be various possible issues as reflux of stomach acid, muscle ache or others
which can give such presentation.

Kindly provide me further details so that I can answer your query completely.

1. Is there pain involving upper abdomen associated with this ?
2. Burping relieves the discomfort completely or partially ?
3. History of any systemic illness as hypertension or others ?
4. Details of radiation of pain regarding across region of shoulder blade or back ?
5. Have you been across such condition in past or new onset ?

Awaiting for your response.
Regards.

Dr Bhagyesh


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (27 minutes later)
I do not have an upset stomach or acid reflux. When I press on that spot which is an inch above my left nipple I will burp which provides me some temporary relief. It is not so much a pain in that location but rather a warm burning feeling. This has not happened before as I very rarely in my life have had heartburn.
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
follow up .

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for the details.

* The relief with burp suggest component of indigestion which usually present in the
middle of the upper abdomen in majority of the cases ( which is not yours case ) ;
Hence some sort of nerves issue can also be considered with warm burning feeling
sensation.

* My guidelines at present

- Do regularly deep breathing exercises 20 minutes daily.
- Consume plenty of liquids.
- Avoid spices, junk foods, dairy fat, non veg stuffs at present.
- Avoid smoking ( if doing ).

- As there is not substantial pain, I do not recommend any sort of pain killer or other
medications.
- Manage sound regular sleep of 7-8 hours and avoid stress.
- Regular walking in fresh air and avoidance of sleeping for at least 2 hours after lunch
or dinner will help great.
- Avoid strenuous work or weight lifting ( if involved ) at present.

* Suggested follow up after 48 hours about the progress of the condition for further
guidelines or early as per the need.

Wish you fine recovery.
Thanks.

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I have had for almost 9 days belching or burping

Brief Answer: possible stomach acid reflux or other conditions. Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service. I have read your query and here is my advise. * There can be various possible issues as reflux of stomach acid, muscle ache or others which can give such presentation. Kindly provide me further details so that I can answer your query completely. 1. Is there pain involving upper abdomen associated with this ? 2. Burping relieves the discomfort completely or partially ? 3. History of any systemic illness as hypertension or others ? 4. Details of radiation of pain regarding across region of shoulder blade or back ? 5. Have you been across such condition in past or new onset ? Awaiting for your response. Regards. Dr Bhagyesh