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Why is my stomach tender to the touch

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Why is my stomach tender to the touch
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Hello from JA
Where is this tenderness exactly?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The bottom of my stomach
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Do you mean right below the breast bone above the navel or somewhere else?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
it only hurts if like i touch it or stretch, or also be sitting down then stand up.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
In this location it can be inflammation of the stomach or even a to a stomach ulcer.

Your doctor can do an h pylori breath test to see if you have the ulcer bug, h pylori. If so this has to be treated with the correct antibiotics.

If it has only been a few days it might just be a stomach virus, or sore muscle, and run its course.

But I can not examen you...and ulcers cause pain i this area.

So let your doc feel it and run the test if indicated by exam.

Use reply if you need to clarify

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