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Im haveing pain near my rib area everytime i eat or drink

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hi im haveing pain near my rib area everytime i eat or drink something it comes and go,s its been really bothering me what do u think could be causing it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Most likely gas or bloating related issue.

Inadequate digestion of food can result in formation of gas from bacterial action.

You may have H pylori infection of the stomach

That can be checked by urea breath test or stool antigen test.

Peptic ulcer disease is another possibility.

Gallbladder problem should be checked as well.

Hence liver function test, H pylori test, abdominal ultrasound, upper Gi endoscopy should be considered.

You should consider following low fermentable sugar diet ( FODMAP diet) to reduce your symptoms.
Please go to this link for detailed information:
http://stanfordhealthcare.org/content/dam/SHC/for-patients-component/programs-services/clinical-nutrition-services/docs/pdf-lowfodmapdiet.pdf

Please also include prebiotics like Inulin daily to keep your colon acidic which prevent gas producing bacteria.
Also take a probiotic ( lactobacilli, bifidobacterium) daily to restore intestinal microbial balance.
Culturelle 30 Counts twice daily should be fine.
Simethicone and activated charcoal can be taken before meals to reduce gas and bloating.

Omeprazole 40 mg daily can be tried as well.
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