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I have severe Upper abdominal pain, in the centre so liver

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I have severe Upper abdominal pain, in the centre so liver or stomach. It's been like this for a week and I am petrified I have a perforated stomach ulcer. I can't see the doctors until Monday...
JA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?
Customer: For just under a week. No vomiting although early on I was slightly nauseous
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I was given landoprazole as I was suffering from abdominal pain which I stopped taking a few months back as I felt better. That's pretty much it
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Sorry to hear about that. Does the pain feel like burning, sharp or dull ? Does it radiate to your back ? Is it more towards centre- left upper half?

It sounds like a stomach pain. You should take omeprazole available OTC. You may take acetaminophen available OTC ( tylenol) for pain relief.

Upper abdominal pain could be due to

1. Acute gastritis

2. Pancreatitis

3. Gall bladder pain.

If above measures fail to help improve the pain then i will recommend an urgent visit to ER for possible opioid shot and few tests.

hope it answered your query.

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