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mid right side back pain along with digestive gas problem

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I have a problem with gas especially at night and I have a very sharp pain on the mid right side of my back. What is the cause?
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replied December 26th, 2011
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

From the description of your symptoms it indicates that you may have issues like renal stones, reflux acidity, hepatitis, pancreatitis, etc which usually present with pain in the abdomen and in the back.

Pain that originates due to renal issues (Stones, infection) is episodic , spasmodic or colicky in nature, originating in the flank and radiating to the lower belly, inner thigh. It is associated with other symptoms like nausea, vomiting and systemic features due to any infection.

Since by the symptoms mentioned in the history a specific diagnosis cannot be given, a complete physical examination and specific imaging studies or blood tests may be needed. Hence you may consult with a doctor for proper advice.

For the mean time, Use of OTC medications mentioned below can be used to have some relief of your symptoms of gas, which can be due to acidity or indigestion.
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‎1. Activated charcoal (Charcoal, Charcocaps), will absorb the excess gas produced and relieve your symptoms. ‎
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‎2. Antacids, such as Di-Gel, Maalox Anti-Gas, and Mylanta Gas, will relieve the acidity.
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‎3. Probiotics and Food enzymes, such as Beano, will also help in relieving indigestion.‎

Change of diet, to a low fat, fibre rich diet, regular exercises, and a healthy lifestyle will also help you ‎to improve your health to a ‎larger extent. ‎

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