Q. I am suffering from burning sensation in stomach inspite of having drugs. What could it be?

Answered by
Dr. Pooja Pardhi
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 10, 2019 and last reviewed on: Oct 14, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have hyper burning in the stomach to chest area left side only, empty stomach burning much after taken food, cold water, fruits some relief but not full relief. Some belching also comes from the last two months, this issue from the previous 1.5 years. At present, I cannot eat hot foods, hot water, warm milk, and cannot eat spicy foods too. Anything hot tastes or drink immediate feels like heating in the stomach. Comfort zone when drink cold water, milk, cold juices, and very few times after dense food, some pain feels in the exact stomach area. The pain feels like a slow-digesting process after some time, and the pain was gone.

Last few months, I have taken the Deltone capsule for two months, then Rekool-L then Nexpro Rd now this month given me Neopride total capsules. But after skip capsules burning again start. Along with Clistar Rt tablet, two times are given, and Nutrilite multi-minerals capsules in the night. Now I do not understand only name change brand change, but every time gastro doctor gives me pills like Dexlansaproazle, Esomeprazole, and Rabeprazole. Now I do not understand what issue I have?

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Internal Medicine


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through your query and can understand your health concerns. As your symptoms have started long back, you need proper evaluation. There are many causes of burning in the stomach and belching like gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis, peptic ulcer in stomach or duodenum, gall bladder stones, infection of the gall bladder, esophagitis, etc. In my opinion, you need an ultrasound of the abdomen and endoscopy to find out what is the cause of your symptoms.

Sometimes inappropriate dietary habits like not taking meals at the proper time, eating a lot of junk food, oily, spicy, fatty food, excessive tea or coffee intake, less water intake can cause acidity and burning. Some infections of the stomach like H.pylori infections or hookworm infestations can also cause such symptoms. I suggest you go for an ultrasound of the abdomen and endoscopy to know the root cause of your symptoms so that proper treatment can be done. Drink a lot of water. Avoid tea, coffee, soft drinks, spicy, and oily food. Include more fibers in your diet, like salads and green leafy vegetables.

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