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Belching, pain under my right rib cage, nausea, with a mild

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Customer: Belching, pain under my right rib cage, nausea, with a mild headache off and on. It feels like something is inflamed.This is the 4th day and although a little better, not much. It is stronger about 1-2 after eating. I have been eating very blan food for 4 days.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: When I press on the upper part of my stomach , between my rib cage , it is very uncomfortable. I am female, 57 and have had acid reflux for many years. Although I have had these symptoms before, I recall them getting better in about 2-3 days. This is day number 4.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please cancel, I am on my way to the doctors.
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.


Your symptoms sound consistent with probable irritation of the lining of your stomach...diffuse irritation = gastritis or possible ulcer disease ( in addition to your reflux / GERD)

So I advise you to follow up and see your doctor ...prescription meds may help you more vs over the counter and test such as to rule out H. Pylori (= common stomach infection that may lead to ulcer )

So I would for now advise that you would probably benefit from over the counter Nexium/ Prevacid/ Prilosec or Zantac / Pepcid ....

2)--- continue bland diet to avoid GI irritants // avoid alcohol drinks/ coffee/ hot spicy foods/ acidic foods/ tomato products/ peppers/ onions/ citrus fruits / anti-inflammatory meds (= Aleve , aspirin,Ibuprofen) Tylenol is OK....

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.

GIVEN time you should see symptoms improve...

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.

Let me know if you have further questions or concerns

Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD