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What can cause mild pain and discomfort in upper abdomen?

I feel mild pain and discomfort in my upper abdomen and like gas cluster in between chest. Sometimes I have mild pain at both ribs below and sometimes there is little pain at the back, neck, shoulder and also my stomach muscles becomes hard....which is relieved on drinking water and I also feel discomfort just a inch above belly button....plz help
  • Posted By:
  • 'Aabir Goswami' on
  • 11/12/2014
  • 7902
  • 1 Answer

Answered By:

  • Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI, DA
  • Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI, DA

Mild upper abdominal pain and discomfort is mostly caused by stomach ulcer or esophageal regurgitation. Upper abdominal pain after lunch or dinner is often caused by epigastric gas. Treatment is to take couple of tablets of antacids if pain continues then rule out epigastric muscle pain since you have muscle pain in several other areas of the body. . Pain in rib cage, back, neck and shoulder is probably caused by muscle disease such as myalgia or myofascial pain syndrome. In few cases upper abdominal pain with pain in multiple muscles is caused by recent strenuous exercise or muscle disease. You should see a Gastoenterologist and Physical Medicine Specialist.

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