Q. Why do I have pain in the center part of the stomach below the kidney?

Answered by
Dr. Philip Shenouda
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on May 30, 2019 and last reviewed on: Jun 03, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have regular pain in the upper center part of the stomach just below the kidney. Please tell me the reason and medicine. Pain arises, especially in the early morning.



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The reason can be gastritis, which is inflammation of the stomach. Please do the mentioned test and use the medicine below until you get the test result.

Investigations to be done:

H.Pylori in stools.

Probable diagnosis:

H. Pylori infection.

Treatment plan:

Ranitidine 150 mg one capsule two times per day before food.
Avoid chilli food, caffeine, mint, soda drinks, chocolates, and heavy fried food. Until I see the lab results. Give two hours gap before sleep and after eating.

Regarding follow up:

Follow-up when you get the lab result and mention whether you are getting improvement on the prescribed medication.

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