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Gastroenteritis, pain on applying pressure to specific regions on upper left abdomen. Cure?

Hello, About one week ago, I had gastroenteritis . I m better now, but when pressure is applied to a very specific region of my upper left abdomen , I feel a sharp pain. The spot is about the size of a golf ball and is located about 1.5 inch below my rib cage and 2 inches left of the sternum. The pain instantly stops when no pressure is applied. thanks
Asked On : Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, it seems that you should take an antacid like Omeprazole 40 mg once daily before meals.

Following precautions will be helpful :-
1. Avoid spicy/oily foods.
2. Do not miss meal.
3. Avoid emotional/mental stress.
4. Drink lot of pure water daily.
5. Avoid smoking/alcohol, if any.

If the problem persists get an Ultrasound of abdomen done and get yourself clinically examined .

I hope this is helpful to you..
Answered: Sun, 28 Jul 2013
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