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What causes pain in stomach?

i have very bad pain in my stomach left side just under my rib cage it feels like my muscle just star tightining up on me about a hour or so after i fall asleep first started i had a open wound on my stomach my wife put alcohol on it and it just felt like my muscle just pulled
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi,

Your symptoms are nonspecific, but these may be suggestive of gastritis, GERD or hiatal hernia so you should do gastroscopy to evaluate it more accurately. This is caused by irritation of stomach mucosa by certain food or medications, stress and smoking. So firstly it should be treated with home remedies and changing dietary habits.

You need to avoid fried food, carbonated drinks, coffee, alcohol and spicy food. You should eat more milk products, vegetables and boiled food. Also, certain antiacid medications may be required such as PAntoprasole or Ranitidine. In cases of severe pain, the diagnosis should be established with endoscopic tests which include gastroscopy or barium swallow test.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein, General Surgeon
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