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Keep getting pin pointed pain in upper left belly- near the centre. It’s always just a slight pain not really bad but it worries me a lot. I have health anxiety. I keep poking the area which I know won’t help. No other symptoms. Could it just be a muscle? What organs are there!
Your stomach is there under the left ribs kind of centre and going around to the left dropping down under the ribs. So yours could be simple indigestion or stomach acid type of thing. Try a Rennie's or Gaviscon if you get the pain again. Or even a glass of milk or eating something and see if that helps. If it mainly occurs when your stomach is empty then it's probably stomach acid. I am on medication for stomach acid, but still get the pain on and off depending on what I eat or stress, and it does set your mind off worrying.
Thank you It does actually go when I eat I think. I’ve taken some renny too. So think you are right. I’ve had heart burn before and that felt so different to this so I didn’t think it was acid. It’s such a pin point niggley pain rather than burning in my throat like with heartburn. I’m gonna see how it goes and see a doc if it gets worse. I am a worrier so trying to relax about it and not imagine it something awful, this is hard!
I have exactly the same and gp has said basically what sadie9 put! I’m on omeprazole for a month to see if it helps and he’s organising an endoscopy for me. I also was as it doesn’t feel like heartburn or indigestion but I think the dr said gastritis? It feels like a stitch pain under my left rib cage, sometimes further up. Sounds just like what you describe. Worth a gp visit if it doesn’t clear up.
I get similar pain to this. Like an itchy, highly pain just in one spot. I was paranoid for a while I may have an ulcer or something.. but it seems to improve when I pass wind or do a poo, so I put it down to trapped wind or constipation. The only weird thing is sometimes when I twist it feels like something inside is pinching. Gp hasn't been too concerned, but it hasn't gone away... I would be interested to hear how you get on
I do have Ibs I think it’s every pain I’ve had before though from it is low down not upper abdomen. It’s started again now but only a little bit. I start to think it’s a bit psychosomatic though! It’s just a twinging on and off pain.
Went to the docs. He poked me about and gave me some tablets to reduce stomach acid. They haven’t helped really yet. Today I poked the and I think there’s like hard lump where the pain is but I’m not sure. It’s more painful when I tense. It’s quite small. Worried again!
Sorry you’re in pain again. The gp would have felt a lump when he examined you I would have thought. But def go back if he tablets aren't helping or if you’re worried about the lump. For what it’s worth, I think omeprazole (if that’s what you’ve been prescribed) may take a few days to work at full strength. It did for me. But part of me thinks it’s the placebo effect anyway!
I had my gastroscopy last week and had four biopsies taken from the affected area in my stomach which temporarily made the pain much worse. It’s back to normal now and hopefully the omeprazole will take effect pretty soon.