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What causes recurring stomach ache?

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: i have stomach pains, had it before it came back. it is not something i ate. it hurts and later the pains dies for a while. 3 of my family had something similar doctor trea6ted them for H-pylori. they had the same pains i have.same symptoms
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Answered by Dr. Urszula Stanko (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Acid inhibitor medication should help.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

I had gone through your question.

Your symptoms may indicate duodenal ulcer. Pain in the abdomen which usually comes and goes and occurs when you are hungry/ before meals is very typical for duodenal ulcer. It is usually caused by Helicobacter pylori. You should be tested to rule out this bacteria. Successful treatment of H. pylori can help the ulcer to heal.

Treatment for duodenal ulcer begins with a medication like a proton pump inhibitor. Also try to avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine and spicy foods.

If your ulcer was caused by H. pylori you will need to take two antibiotics.

Summary: you should make an appointment with your doctor so that he or she will prescribe you treatment.

Hope I have answered your question. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Urszula Stanko (40 hours later)
I get the stomach pains when I eat something. note I have been eating veggies
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Answered by Dr. Urszula Stanko (20 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Gastroscopy is needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Sorry for replying to late.

You should have a gastroscopy to rule out ulcers and other more serious conditions. Also stomach pain may be caused by parasites. Fecal testing(examination of your stool) may be needed to find parasites.

Best regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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What causes recurring stomach ache?

Brief Answer: Acid inhibitor medication should help. Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome to Healthcare Magic. I had gone through your question. Your symptoms may indicate duodenal ulcer. Pain in the abdomen which usually comes and goes and occurs when you are hungry/ before meals is very typical for duodenal ulcer. It is usually caused by Helicobacter pylori. You should be tested to rule out this bacteria. Successful treatment of H. pylori can help the ulcer to heal. Treatment for duodenal ulcer begins with a medication like a proton pump inhibitor. Also try to avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine and spicy foods. If your ulcer was caused by H. pylori you will need to take two antibiotics. Summary: you should make an appointment with your doctor so that he or she will prescribe you treatment. Hope I have answered your question. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.