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No major surgery or illness in the past. None of the classic symptoms of cramping, bloating or urinary symptoms.
Pain is just below the ribcage and slightly to the right but mostly in the centre.
Citric Soda and the like had no effect. However, mild pain killers such as Paracetamol temporarily provide relief.
Hello Charlotte,The most common cause of pain in your age group is gall bladder stone. The other possibilities are;1) Peptic ulcer2) Gastritis3) Pancreatitis4) Kidney stoneYou may try antacids and acid blockers (like Omeprazole), which are over the counter. If the pain is moderate to severe; you should get an evaluation by a doctor. An ultrasound and a CT scan is necessary for the work up.Please feel free for your follow up questions.
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Hi Dr Arun,
I have been sleeping now for 3 hours. I think the paracetamol and citric soda provided some relief which allowed me to sleep. Last night the pain was so bad, I wasn't able to.
The pain is much more bearable now but what pain I have has now moved from the upper middle abdomen to my right middle, just underneath where my rib cage finishes. Is it quite to tender to press.
I'm wondering if any of this could have something to do with pregnancy? I have not tested positive, but we have been trying to conceive. My period is due tomorrow. I've never had anything like this before with no other symptoms at all.