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Burning cramp in lower stomach, pain, hurts after eating, ulcer

I have had a burning cramp type pain in my lower stomach by my naval for about a week and a half now, it comes and goes, every morning i wake up with the pain and after i eat now and then it hurts or it will just randomly start hurting and the pain last from 10-45min and its a horrible pain, I think it may be an ulcer , do I need to go to the er or should i seek help from a speacialist first?
Asked On : Sun, 25 Mar 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

The symptoms as mentioned in your post is attributed to Acid Peptic Disease.
It is caused due to erosion of gastric/ duodenal mucosa secondary to increased acid production in the stomach.
Presence of pain after eating is characteristic of a Gastric ulcer.
Investigation like Upper GI endoscopy will be helpful in determining the location & severity of the ulcers.

Symptomatic relief can be obtained with intake of Pantoprazole preparation (to be taken twice a day before meals) & antacid gel (to be taken after meals).
They prevent formation of excess acid in the stomach & provide symptomatic relief.

And it is also needed that you take certain precautions regarding your diet & lifestyle, such as:
1. Take soft, plain, non-spicy foods
2. Drink lots of water to maintain adequate hydration
3. Avoid fast foods & gas producing food products like cabbage, etc.
4. Avoid smoking & alcohol.
5. Keep away stress, think positive.

So, kindly consult a Gastroenterologist for proper clinical examination.

There is no need to worry, you will be fine.
Wishing a good health.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 25 Mar 2014
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