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Severe stomach pain can be caused by the peptic ulcer disease.
Ulcers can be found in the stomach or in the duodenum ( first part of small intestine).
Another possibility can be gallbladder problem like gallstones.
This will cause pain with meals.
Acute pancreatitis or inflammation of the pancreas is another possibility.
Pancreas is the major digestive organ.
Severe gastritis or inflammation of the stomach lining is a common cause of these symptoms.
Over the counter Omeprazole tablets are more powerful and may be helpful in gastritis and ulcer disease.
Bland diet is preferred --low fat content.
However, you should see your GP for clinical evaluation.
Abdominal ultrasound should be considered to rule out gall bladder problem.
Blood tests like liver enzymes, amylase can be checked to rule out any pancreatitis.
The pain mainly appears at night time, and doesn't make a difference if I lay down or site straight, You suggest ulcer disease, but Im not sure whether it could have gone so suddenly, as in no symptoms 2 weeks ago
Severe gastritis and ulcer disease can start suddent as so do other conditions.
I am also suspecting whether it could be anything to do with food poisoning, since i had the beansprout 2 weeks ago
Since you have not tried any strong acid suppressant, that should be considered--Omeprazole for example.
Even if you had food poisoning, this should have passed by now --but that can cause severe inflammation of the stomach lining.
This may take some time to heal.
so would you suggest I go for stronger acid suppressant, or should i get medication that is more related to ulcer issues, or should I go to see a GP and undergo a thorough checking? As I don't see the pain is fading anytime soon, also my alteration to my diet in the past weeks didn't seem to have given me much improvement
Strong acid suppressant is the same medication used to heal the ulcers.
Omeprazole is one such example.
You should see your Gp for a thorough examination as I suggested above.
The medication can be started then.
If my stomach pain is a healing period from my previous suspected food poisoning, should I take any medication?
yes you should.
Omeprazole is good.
Sucralfate also can be added.
this could sound really weird, but my sister has been experiencing stomach pain for a few weeks as well, could our pain be an inherit illness?could my psychological feeling send me a message that my pain is more severe than I am actually experiencing?What will be the short term consequences if such pain persist? As I am having an exam ahead, im not sure how to handle this situation in a way, as Im not sure whether the exam nerve is giving me the pain... Sorry for asking such silly questions, but i have been thinking about these in the past 2 weeks
no this is not inherited.
anxiety can make you feel like that.
the consequences can be worsening of the pain, inability to eat if the underlying problem is not addressed.
That is why you should visit to your GP just to be sure.
Omeprazole will likely help your cause.
As i have been persuading myself that this pain could have been a psychological thing, and hence I havent seek a GP help yet. After receiving your advice, I shall visit my GP tomorrow, sorry for the silly questions, was just still struggling whether I should forget about the pain and wait till it gets better or gets worst...
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