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how old are you?
it does sound like you need an endoscopy.
you could have a small kidney stone possibly on the left side.
what acid reflux tablets are you taking?
pantoprazole 40mg are pretty strong and good to decrease stomach acid.
you need to take them 30-60 minutes before a meal
you need to avoid spicy foods, alcohol, fatty foods, tomato sauces, fried foods, black pepper, sodas which can worsen your stomach acid issues.
do you have problems with constipation? this can cause pain as well.
you could have IBS or colitis or severe gastritis that still needs more time to heal.
yes, usually colitis causes severe diarrhea and blood in the stools.
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