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Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is caused when the acid in the stomach travel up to the throat and create a burning feeling in the chest. The symptoms are heartburn, bad breath, sore throat, hoarse voice, bloating, etc. It can be caused by consuming spicy and fatty food or due to obesity, stress, anxiety, pregnancy, smoking, etc.

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I am a 32-year-old female having stitch like pain on left side of belly button, that gets worse on walking and a meal. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old female with a normal weight. I have been having a stitch-like pain in my left side above my belly button that gets worse when I walk or after I eat. I cannot seem to figure out what this could be. I am taking Zantac and birth control pills. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This kind of pain is mostly due to acid reflux or gall bladder issues like stones in the gall bladder called cholelithiasis. It can be a hiatus hernia associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease. For evaluation of gall bladder issues, get an ultrasound of the abd...  Read Full »

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