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Stomach pain, shoulder pain. Taken Ibuprofen. Causes?

I have been having gripping pains in my stomach for the last three days, the pain is on and off. I also get pains by my left shoulder blade that continues under my left breast and then into the upper stomach area (right in the middle). I did take 2 ibuprofin pills about three days ago (400 mg each) for the pain, could that have added to my discomfort? What are some of the causes of the back to stomach pains? What type of doctor should I see first?
Asked On : Sun, 14 Oct 2012
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Geriatrics Specialist 's  Response
Thanks for asking.
Based on your query, my opinion is as follows.
1. Yes, the ibuprofen taken could have initiated acute gastritis.
2. Gastritis will induce abdominal pain, which will be on and off varying with food.
3. You need to start on antacids. Later proton pump inhibitors or H2 blockers can be used.
Hope it helps.
Any further queries, happy to help again.
Answered: Wed, 13 Aug 2014
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