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1337935 tn?1275849579

Abdominal pain after eating

I am a 38 year old female with good weight, and no medical problems.  For the past year i have had this pain in the upper part of my stomach, mostly after i eat. Sometimes the pain comes and i eat something, and it goes away.  Other times i have no pain, and after eating, i get the pain.  This morning i had a coffee and a bagel, and had no pain.  Half hour later i get the pain along with mid back pain.  I have had both pains now almost all day and nothing helps.  I have tried eating, and nothing makes it go away.  Does anyone know what this could be?  I can't pinpoint it to me eating a specific food, it happens with all types of foods.

Thank you so much for any advice.
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1337935 tn?1275849579
I want to add, that the pain has come and gone throughout the past year.  Sometimes i dont get it for weeks.
875426 tn?1325532016
Most people when they say stomach mean abdomen.  Is the pain on the left or the right side?  

If the left, a GI specialist should be checking for esophageal, stomach problems, including ulcers and pancreatic issues.  If the pain is on the right, they should verify the gallbladder and liver are in excellent working order.

They should check your bile duct network to be sure there aren't any stones blocking anywhere in there.  

Pain a half hour after coffee suggests to me you may have an problem with acidity, since coffee is a known acid reflux offender.  Pain almost all day suggests to me you may have an -itis (inflammation) process going.   Now I'm not a doctor, but I think you should be going to one and be getting some testing about this so they can diagnose & prescribe the appropriate treatment for the known problem.
1337935 tn?1275849579
The pain is in the pit of my stomach, in the middle part.
Thank you for your advice.
875426 tn?1325532016
In addition to getting your stomach, esophagus, pancreas and gallbladder checked, I would recommend making sure you are not having heart trouble.  Did you know that a heart attack in women sometimes feels like a case of heartburn?
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