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pain upper left side of stomach. above navel. dull ache ,

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pain upper left side of stomach. above navel. dull ache , off and on for weeks
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Tharun replied 6 years ago.
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Dr.Tharun :

Hello

Dr.Tharun :

Any relation to food?

Dr.Tharun :

Any vomiting , loose stools or blood in stools? weight loss or loss of appetite? Any disturbance of sleep? Any medical illness?

Dr.Tharun :

Any swelling on the abdomen at the site of pain?

JACUSTOMER-i6q1lbuf- :

no nothing with food.....no vomiting....have had loss of appet

Dr.Tharun :

Any medications you are on?

JACUSTOMER-i6q1lbuf- :

none

JACUSTOMER-i6q1lbuf- :

heavy so hard to tell if swelling....no pain if I push

Dr.Tharun :

Alcohol or smoking habits?

JACUSTOMER-i6q1lbuf- :

no smoking.....drink very little...maybe 1 or 2 beers a day.....

Dr.Tharun :

The upper left sided pain may be due to acid peptic disease which may be alcohol induced called as gastritis.There is also a rare possibility of pancreatitis .As the pain has been there for some weeks it is better to see your doctor and get the necessary tests done and appropriate treatment.

Dr.Tharun :

meanwhile stop the beer completely and see if it helps.Take less of spicy foods and more of fiber in the diet.Eat small but frequent feeds.

JACUSTOMER-i6q1lbuf- :

no insurance.....ahhh well

JACUSTOMER-i6q1lbuf- :

will do

Dr.Tharun :

Sorry to hear that.But it needs to be checked out and treated as there could be complications as the disease progresses.

JACUSTOMER-i6q1lbuf- :

ok

JACUSTOMER-i6q1lbuf- :

thanks for your time.....w/o insurance nothing I can do but stop beer and eat more fiber t

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