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What causes stomach pain?

I am constantly worried it is a stomach ulcer/cancer/GERD, when I worry the stomach ache seems to be more prevalent.I am constantly worried it is a stomach ulcer/cancer/GERD, I am constantly worried it is a stomach ulcer/cancer/GERD, when I worry the stomach ache seems to be more prevalent.I am constantly worried
Wed, 14 May 2014
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Hello dear,

The symptoms as mentioned in your post is attributed to Acid Peptic Disease, caused due to increased acid production in the stomach.
Aggravation of symptoms on worrying is due to stress induced acid production in stomach, which causes erosion of gastric mucosa, resulting in ulcer.
An Ultrasound scan of Abdomen & upper GI endoscopy will be helpful in clinching the diagnosis.

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.

If symptoms still persist, kindly consult a Gastroenterologist for proper clinical examination.

There is no need to worry, you will be fine.
Wishing a good health.
Take care.
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