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Old 05-28-2008, 11:10 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

For the past week now, I have been having some sharp pains in my upper middle abdomen. Now they're not unbearable pains but they still hurt and are starting to worry me. I have made an appointment to see the doctor, But in the meantime, Does anyone have any idea of what this can be?

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Re: Could this be gallstones?

Sounds more like an ulcer if it's in the middle. The gallbladder is on the right, under the ribcage. The pain would be right in the middle of the curce of the ribs.

 
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:25 AM   #3
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Re: Could this be gallstones?

Is there over the counter medications for something like an Ulcer?

 
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Re: Could this be gallstones?

Not everyone experiences pain in the Upper Right area, so, it could be GB. Depends on all the symptoms and even if it is GB they'd likely run a series of tests to rule out other things first.

If it's an ulcer or you suspect as much, they'd put you a pretty strong antacid. In the interim, you could try Nexium or Pecid AC or something and see if it helps.

If there is an ulcer then they also check for H.Plyori bacteria and prescribe an antibiotic cocktail to help. Some natural things you can try in the interim are DGL Licorice (helps coat the stomach lining) and some people try Mastic Gum capsules and I think the other is Manuka Honey. Pepto Bismol is also supposed to be fairly effective in treatments, however, it causes the stools to darken and if you have a bleeding ulcer it might be difficult to distinguish between the more serious internal bleeding and the color change from pepto, so you'd probably want to wait on that until the Doc says so.

Personally I don't know how well any of those work, but, I have read a lot about DGL Licorice and it's impressive.

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