Re: GERD- Left Sided upper abdominal pain
Gastric mucosal abnormality = gastritis, that is, irritation of the stomach lining. Some people have no symptoms from this, but some have pain around the bottom of the ribcage on the left side. I sure do!
The treatments for gastritis are pretty similar to those for GERD. Antacids or acid reducing medicines, avoid big meals, avoid acidic, spicy or fatty foods. Bland foods such as white rice or (if you aren't lactose intolerant) lowfat dairy products can help. So can coating medicines like Pepto-bismol.