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For the past few hours, Ive had Left upper

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Hi! For the past few hours, Ive had Left upper quadrant/epigastric pain on exhalation
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Customer: I'm a healthy 38 year old female, normal weight, do not drink or smoke. I had a sudden onset of sharp left upper quadrant abdominal pain that started a few hours ago, mildly tender to touch. I thought it may just be gas, but it is isolated to that left epigastric area and hasn't moved
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

the most common cause of pain below the left rib in the left upper quadrant is from inflammation of the stomach, usually from too much stomach acid production.

fatty foods, sodas, tomato sauces, oily foods, big meals can cause stomach acid

you might need a stomach acid reducing medication like zantac or tagamet to help decrease stomach acid.

this could help decrease your pain.

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

How was your last food? When did you take?

Is the pain constant?

Did you try any medicine?

Do you have any other past or associated illness?