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I've been burping and top of my stomach hurts

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I've been burping and top of my stomach hurts
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.

it sounds like your stomach is producing too much stomach acid.

excessive stomach acid can cause gastritis inflammation of your stomach and cause burping and upper left abdominal pain usually under your left lower ribs

you should see a doctor and see if you need strong stomach acid blocking medicaitons like nexium to help decrease stomach acid

you might need to change your diet to avoid foods which worsen stomach acid like sodas, alcohol, tomato sauces, oily and fried foods, eating large meals.

have you used any over the counter stomach acid blockers like zantac or prilosec or maalox or mylanta to see if these help?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I took emetrol

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
emetrol is really for only nausea and vomitting

I would try taking 75mg of zantac once a day and also adding maalox and mylanta liquid antacids twice a day to see if this helps your symptoms

and make an appointment to see a doctor to get your stomach evaluated

and change your diet and avoid those foods which I mentioned earlier to see if your burping gets better and your pain gets better

some doctors would also recommend that you go to the ER to see a doctor sooner to be evaluated for stomach ulcers as well.

so you have a doctor you can see right away? or an ER close to you?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
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