hi, i have been experiencing burning pain in my stomach along with gas and intestine discomfort. I am also experiencing diarrhea. i first experiencednit over 2 weeks ago and it lasted for about 5 days. because it went away over the weekend i left it. but now it has come back even worse than before. i even feel the burning and everything when i am not eating. i dont think its a stomach bug anymore because it has lasted so long. i am in so much discomfort. should i go see my dr.?
Your symptoms and history appear to be due to Gastric reflux or gastritis. â
Gastritis occurs when the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed or swollen.â
Gastritis pain occurs in the left upper portion of the abdomen and in the back. The pain seems to travel ââââfrom the belly to the back. Other symptoms of gastritis include - Belching, Nausea and vomiting, ââââBloating, Feeling of fullness or burning in the upper part of the belly. â
Treatment of your symptoms due to acid reflux or gastritis can be tried with over the counter antacids ââlike Gelusil, tums, mylanta âââand acid reducing medications like omeprazole. â
If they do not help, then, stronger medications that protect the stomach's lining or lessen acid âââââproduction in the stomach are available by prescription. â
You should consult with a gastroenterologist, who if needed can order gastric âemptying tests, or âendoscopies to diagnose conditions like peptic ulcer disease or gastric reflux. â
You may consult your doctor for proper advice âââand appropriate treatment.â
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