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I have a short pain in my lower left abdomen when drinking

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I have a short pain in my lower left abdomen when drinking cold drinks or eating cold food such as fruit from the fridge
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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you could have a raw area in your stomach or an early stomach ulcer.

Dr. David :

the cold drinks or cold food most likely are irritating a raw area in your lower eosophagus or stomach

Dr. David :

you should see a doctor about this.

Dr. David :

you might need to decrease stomach acid with medications like malox or mylanta or zantac

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or prescription carafate to help coat your stomach.

JACUSTOMER-3mxrqctg- :

The pain comes almost immediately upon swallowing and only lasts briefly

Dr. David :

that sounds like a raw area in your lower esophagus.

Dr. David :

you could have a raw area from acid reflux coming up from your stomach

Dr. David :

you need this area to heal from decreasing stomach acid

JACUSTOMER-3mxrqctg- :

Should I try malox or mylanta or zantac before seeing a doctor?

Dr. David :

yes, you can try these stomach acid blockers first.

Dr. David :

and avoid super cold foods for now.

Dr. David :

avoid tomato sauce and alcohol, sodas, spicy foods.

Dr. David :

avoid black pepper.

Dr. David :

until the area gets better.

JACUSTOMER-3mxrqctg- :

Sodas do seem worse, hot drinks don't seem to affect it

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

so you have to avoid sodas.

JACUSTOMER-3mxrqctg- :

Will fruit juice affect it if they are acidic?

Dr. David :

yes.

Dr. David :

acidic juices like orange juice or grapefruit juice can cause your stomach to produce more stomach acid.

JACUSTOMER-3mxrqctg- :

Thank you for your advice

Dr. David :

you are welcome

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JACUSTOMER-3mxrqctg- :

Will do, thanks again

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