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What does pain in the lower left abdomen after eating outside food indicate?

Woke up this morning with severe pain in lower left stomach area. At least I know it is not appendicitis because that is on the opposite side of my pain. Possible food poisoning because I did eat a Wal Mart SW Chicken Salad yesterday but nothing noticeably bad about that salad. Also been taking Tylenol Extra Strength two tablets every 6 hours. Twenty days ago I underwent 3 dental implants and ran out of perscriptions on 10th day and turned to ESTy. Now I am rarely ever sick and I take no medicines nor vitamins unless I have a situation requiring it for recovery. Yes, usually use rest room regularly as I am a non-smoker, never drink, keep to myself retired public school teacher. Today, I ve not been able to use restroom; therefore, I ve been without rest where pain took its place. But I know: No pain, no gain. Please advise as long as you are free in advising. Thank You very much.
Mon, 8 Oct 2018
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Hello. Probably you are having gastritis or acid peptic disease. You need to follow few tips to combat gastritis

1. Do not eat spicy food
2. Take medications for gastritis- pantop/omez/rantac
3. Take little food at frequent intervals. Breakfast around 8am, small snack at 11am, lunch at 1pm, small snack at 4pm and dinner at 8pm
4. Drink plenty of water
5. Do not smoke, take alcohol or tobacco and even excess of coffee and tea
6. Do not take much of stress. Stress aggravates gastritis
7. Do regular exercise. Atleast half an hour per day
8. Learn meditation techniques
9. Follow this regularly for 21 days. It is said that anything you practice regularly for 21 days becomes a habit

with regards- Dr Sanjay Kini
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