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Stomach pain?

I've had this stomach pain for a little over a couple of days now, it's frequent too (once a month or so). It's a very dull pain and it is constant. I've tried pretty much every remedy there is, not much is helping.

Male | 18 years old
Complaint duration: 3-4 days
Medications: None
Conditions: None i know of

4 Answers

You must be examined by a medical specialist to have a diagnosis in order to be treated correctly. Hope you’ve received medical treatment by now and are feeling better.
Coming up with a diagnosis for pain is difficult, especially for pain that's infrequent. The 'alarming symptoms' in GI are loss of taste (dysgeusia), dysphagia (food getting stuck), black tarry stools (melena), blood in the stool (hematochezia), a change in the size of stool, anemia, unexplained weight loss clearly need investigating. It's always best to discuss this, and other health issues/concerns with your provider.
Many possible explanations. Not enough detail provided to guess at a diagnosis. At your young age, dyspepsia is common. This is a hypersensitivity of the stomach, often exacerbated by stress/anxiety.
Abdominal pain can be complicated. Would consider making a diary of your symptoms, specifically what you feel, when you feel it, and if there is any change in character or intensity with things like deep breaths, meal ingestions, movements of your body or bowel movements. Identifying patterns can help your provider localize where the discomfort may be coming from and help generate a management plan if the discomfort persists.
Anil Seetharam MD