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I have had stomach pain...
I have had stomach pain and in my ribs on the left side. For several months off and on. This morning I went to to bathroom and #2 was a milky color.
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 6 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 6 months ago

I am sorry you are having these symptoms

how old are you?

are you male or female?

pain in the upper abdomen on the left below your ribs is often due to gastritis inflammation of the stomach, often from excessive stomach acid. poor diet, spicy foods, fatty meals, alcohol, sodas, fried foods, tomato sauces, fast foods can often worsen stomach acid production.

stomach acid reducing agents like zantac, prilosec often can help decrease stomach acid. and help decrease stomach acid pain

improving your diet can help as well.

grey or milky stools can be from a temporary blockage of bile flow from the liver

a small gall stone or inflammation of your gall bladder can do this

if this grey or white stool continues, you need to see your doctor and have more testing

let me know if you have questions.

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