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What causes discomfort in upper abdomen between the rib cages and frequent burping?

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Posted on Thu, 26 May 2016
Question: I have had a slight discomfort in my upper abdomen, between the rib cages sometimes after i swallow food or a beverage. I'm also burping air more frequently after drinking even tea or water. There was one incident 10 days ago after swallowing a herbal pill (Kavinace) right before bed and it burned by throat as I was falling asleep. I got up and drank milk and ate crackers to help it go down. It started right after this incident 10 days ago and seems to be getting better but not normal. Not sure what this is all about? We are going to a remote part of Costa Rica in two weeks and would like to have it resolved. Any ideas?
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Answered by Dr. Amit Jain (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
take pantoprazole and domperidone before breakfast

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thanks for putting your query in hcm

Your description suggest you are having reflux symptoms with acid peptic disease.

However I will recommend you to get endoscopy examination to confirm what is happening inside.

Meanwhile I will suggest you to take a proton pump inhibitor like pantoprazole along with a prokinetic agent like domperidone. Both these medicines are to be taken before breakfast and is available OTC.

Avoid spicy and fatty meals, citrus fruits, tea and coffee

Avoid lying down and water with meals at least for 2 hrs

I hope I have answered yiur query and thia will help you. Wish you a good health
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What causes discomfort in upper abdomen between the rib cages and frequent burping?

Brief Answer: take pantoprazole and domperidone before breakfast Detailed Answer: Hello. Thanks for putting your query in hcm Your description suggest you are having reflux symptoms with acid peptic disease. However I will recommend you to get endoscopy examination to confirm what is happening inside. Meanwhile I will suggest you to take a proton pump inhibitor like pantoprazole along with a prokinetic agent like domperidone. Both these medicines are to be taken before breakfast and is available OTC. Avoid spicy and fatty meals, citrus fruits, tea and coffee Avoid lying down and water with meals at least for 2 hrs I hope I have answered yiur query and thia will help you. Wish you a good health