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what does it mean when your stomach burns around your bellybutton

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what does it mean when your stomach burns around your bellybutton from the inside?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Internist replied 7 years ago.
hello,

It sounds like you most likely have gastritis which is an inflammation of the stomach or possibly an ulcer. I would recommend you take a bland diet can also take Prilosec OTC before breakfast and at bedtime. You should see your doctor for confirmation and ask him to also order an ultrasound to exclude gallbladder disease and a test for H. pylori, a bacteria that can cause gastritis.

I have over 20 years experience in patient care dealing with similar issues as this.
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