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I have had this lower abdominal pain for quite some time now which comes and goes. I am also suffering from a burning sensation which is triggered mainly when I drink anything besides water. This includes fizzy drinks, energy drinks and fruit juices. I constantly feel like going to the toilet although do not always pass urine when I go and if I do not go straight away the burning sensation is almost instant. Do you have any idea what this could be?

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replied September 13th, 2012
Abdominal Pain Answer A38615

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

The symptoms explained by you could be due to:
1)GERD or Reflux Oesophagitis -- It should be relieved by intake of antacids. Take OTC available antacid empty stomach in the morning and observe for changes.

2) Stomach or Duodenal Ulcer- The pain is related with food intake.It can be ruled out by endoscopy.

3)Also in case of urinary tract infection, there will increased frequency of urination, pain in lower abdomen, fever etc. Tests like urine routine and culture examination have to be done for this.

Some suggestions for you:
1.Certain foods, such as cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts and legumes (beans) may worsen bloating and gassiness.

2.Dietary fiber may lessen symptoms.You should drink plenty of water, and avoid soda, which may cause gas and abdominal discomfort.

3.You can use some over the counter drugs like pepto bismol or tums for symptomatic relief.

4.Try raising the head of your bed about four inches with blocks. It also might help to avoid eating or drinking for two hours before you lie down.

5.To help control the stomach acid, one should not drink alcohol or drinks with caffeine in them, or eat chocolate or spicy or greasy foods.

If symptoms persist consider visiting a Physician for evaluation.

Take care!

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