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What Could Be Causing My Stomach Pain?

By    |   Wednesday, 09 Jul 2014 04:02 PM

Question: I sometimes get sharp stomach pains that go straight through my back. It feels like gallbladder attacks but my gallbladder was removed in 1990. What could this pain be?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Abdominal pains that radiate to your back may be caused by stomach or pancreatic disorders. Often treatment includes daily heartburn medication (such as Prilosec). If you have an ulcer, you may need antibiotic treatment to clear H pylori, that has been shown to cause many gastric ulcers and dyspepsia.
 
Unfortunately, recurrent pains radiating to your back also may be a sign of a more serious condition, including cancer, kidney failure, or perhaps an expanding abdominal aortic aneurism (a problem with the main artery from the heart). You clearly need to have this evaluated by a doctor, if for no other reason than to be sure you are not ignoring a developing condition that could disable you in the future.
 
See your physician for further evaluation and management.

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Abdominal pains that radiate to your back may be caused by stomach or pancreatic disorders and should be evaluated.
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