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Thank you for writing in today. Based on this information, I suspect you may have some gastritis (irritation of the gastric lining) or possibly some undiagnosed gastric reflux. Gastritis can be cause by any number of things, such as viruses or even antibiotics. Generally, gastric irritation is self-limiting, but sometimes a bland diet, such as toast, bananas, rices, and applesauce helps in the meantime. However, this type of burning sensation is also reported when patients have reflux disease. Although most people complain of frequent heartburn, It is possible for people to have reflux for years without any real symptoms. Over time, reflux can cause some erosion of the gastric mucosa; however, again, at this point, I suspect this may be gastritis. I would recommend a bland diet. Also, you may get some relief with TUMS; however, if it continues even more than a couple days or if symptoms worsen or new symptoms develop, you should be evaluated by your provider. You may need some medication to coat your gastric lining or reduce acid intake. Also, if it continues, other conditions, such as pancreatitis, gallbladder disease, etc. will have to be ruled out, but for now I hope this is self-limited and resolves quickly. Also, if you do have frequent heartburn or suspect you may have some reflux disease, you should talk with your provider about that as well. I hope this helps. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please let me know. Lisa
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