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I have been experiencing pain in my upper abdomen for 4 days

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I have been experiencing pain in my upper abdomen for 4 days now. It is sore to the touch, worse when I stand up. There is no fever, no vomiting, no diarrhoea. It gives me a feeling of fullness and I get acid reflux and the need of burping quite often. The pain is dull and sometimes it gets sharp for a few seconds. I had an ECG on my Apple Watch and it came back normalI have a history of MS, and I had my flu shot 4 days ago. I am 28F.I am worried about stomach ulcers or pancreatitis. I have not taken ibuprofen in case NSAIDs would make it worse

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Is the pain located deep inside?

does it travel to your back?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It did travel to my back in the first two days, now it doesn’t anymore. It feels located deep inside
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It also travels to my left breast from side to side


In that case, this is likely nerve entrapment related pain.

Can be affected at thoracic spine.

Any arthritis or herniated disc at that area will cause pressure on nerves and pain.

You should get thoracic spine MRI scan and a neurology consultation.

Preferably a pain neurologist who has lot of experience in this field.

You can take over the counter Ibuprofen 600 mg per dose every 8 hours with food for pain control.

Warm compress also can be applied for local relief.

Medication wise, Gabapentin or Tramadol may help.

Physical therapy also recommended.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Could this be MS related?

Possible yes too

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok, thank you