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I'm having sharp pains on my left side that comes and goes also having pains almost like a stomach ache above my belly button and in my lower stomach when I try to eat these pains get worse Ive had these pains before but they've only lasted for a few hrs and seem to come and go this is the first time that it has lasted for several hrs, also when I use the restroom it doesn't hurt to pee but i have to go frequently...

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replied January 12th, 2011
Gallbladder Disease Answer A18389
Hello and thank you for posting your medical query on E health forum.

From the history provided, it seems that you have left sided upper abdominal pain that worsens with meals, you could be having heartburn due to excess acid production (Gastro Esophageal Reflux disorder GERD).

You might consider consulting your physician or a Gastroenterologist for a physical examination, which can help to evaluate your condition and initiate necessary treatment measures.

In the meanwhile you might consider taking over the counter antacids, which help to minimise the acidity in the stomach and resolve your symptoms.

I Hope this is helpful.

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