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Yesterday, I ate a bag of coated peanuts. Too many I am sure.

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Yesterday, I ate a bag of coated peanuts. Too many I am sure. I woke up early with a pain in my upper left stomach. I immediately thought of eatign too many peanuts. Then i ralized thr pain was not in lower tummy where it usually is if i have a bad stomach. I had a small bwl movemrnt hich ddi not relieve th pain or pressure from the upper stomach area.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Doctor Harrison replied 7 years ago.

Hi,

So where exactly is your pain, if it isn't your stomach?

 

What does the pain feel like?

 

How old are you?

 

What did the bowel movement look like?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

The pain is slightly below my rib cage on left side

 

The pain feel liek a lot of little needles in my upper stomach

 

I am 68

 

Bowl movement looked normal

Expert:  Doctor Harrison replied 7 years ago.

Hi,

Believe it or not, your stomach is located right below your rib cage on the left side, so your discomfort is exactly in your stomach area. I think it is likely that all the peanuts caused hypersecretion of acid in your stomach, and now you have a mild gastritis (inflammation of the stomach). I recommend to take some antacids (prilosec OTC is by far the best, XXXXX XXXXX will help if you have them) and eat a bland diet for the next few days. Avoid caffeine and alcohol during this time, as well as spices. With this treatment I'm confident your pain will resolve.

 

In the future, go easy on the peanuts!

 

Happy new year

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