What causes mild pain in upper part of abdomen?
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I read your question and i understand your concern. You have an epigastric pain of a few weeks likely due to acute gastritis. Your doctor has given you an empiric trial of antacids and see if it helps. If the problem persists then he will run some labs including H pylori for further management but i am sure it won't come to that with proper compliant doses of antacids and diet and lifestyle modifications like avoiding spices, beverages, alcohol, NSAIDs , smoking etc.
> Eat smaller, more-frequent meals. If you experience frequent indigestion, try eating several small meals instead of three large ones whenever you can.
>Avoid irritating foods. Avoid foods that irritate your stomach, especially those that are spicy, acidic, fried or fatty.
>Avoid alcohol. Alcohol can irritate the mucous lining of your stomach.
>Consider switching pain relievers. If you use pain relievers regularly, ask your doctor whether acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) may be an option for you. This medication is less likely to aggravate your stomach problem.
>Manage stress. Stress may make your gastritis symptoms worse. Stress may be hard to avoid, but you can learn to cope with it. If you have trouble relaxing, consider calming activities, such as meditation, yoga or tai chi.
I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please.
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