Stomach Pain (slight)

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Hey there, I am a 27 year old male with newly diagnosed Barrett's Esophagus (USA). I have noticeable pain right under my left ribs. Sometimes it is just there but not too terrible, other times it just kind of gets a bit worse. I am never in enough pain to where I end up really worrying about it. 

I am just wondering if anyone else has this issue. I am not certain if there is something actually going on or if maybe it could be that I have gas nearly all the time or something. When I got diagnosed a couple months ago I had short segment non dysplastic which is good. I am not sure that the diagnosis said anything about having gastritis or anything like that, if I do have something like that it sure wasn't mentioned. 

Any ideas? 



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    ​Are u on a PPi ..That should help with the pain..( it did for me) I also have gastritis and my pain  is more in the upper stomach ..though never constant...but the PPi did help with that

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    Hi Austin,  

    When I was first diagnosed I had similar pain problems, mostly after eating, but found once I began to manage my diet better and tried to eat small meals rather than large (which I still struggle with) then regret having eaten too much as the pain kicks in again.

    i'm sure you will have had instructions on good and bad foods and drink and to eat small portions, see how that goes, but I rarely get pain now only when I know I have done the wrong thing, by eating too much or bad foods

    Best of luck

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      That may be a good suggestion. It is very difficult for me to eat small all day long rather than to eat meals when I am supposed to. I guess I will try to be slower and smaller and see if it helps a bit. 

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