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16 year old male with upper abdominal pain

I have pain in the upper left of my abdomen,it s like pressure and pain and discomfort. i ve had it for the past 3 months. its only relived by Burping or going number 2. But since this started,going number 2 has been hard. some days i can t and other i have diarrhea . shortly before all this happened i had chest pain and a very fast heart rate which resulted in me going to the ER late at night acouple days in a row and being hospitalized on the cardiac floor for about a week. They scoped my esophagus and said i had gastritis and a stomach ulcer. I took carafate for 3 weeks and thats when it all this started, When the pain and discomfort come sometimes my chest will hurt too. The pain will also be on my back under my left shoulder blade . most of the time when its happening i can t lay on my back cause it so uncomfortable, i m only 16 years old...please help
Wed, 27 Apr 2011
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dear chrid
why are you not cusulting your docter,your problm become very serious when you dont awere....it need some blood test and also a sonography of upper abdomen,.after that ,i will give you exect advise and treatment, go now for chelkup............ok
take care
General & Family Physician Dr. Channabasappa K's  Response
dear baby,you should consul gastroentrologist first,possibilitis, could be,look like may have IBS with constipation dominant, provided you should ruled out from parasitic infection& amoebic colitis.no chance of acute gastritis prevailing not more than week at this age, pain makes you worried about your problem&vicaversa.be relaxed,keep informing me after investigations like stool examination&other tests advised by your dr.
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