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Abdominal Pain (Adults)

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Comment from: Stevesweetie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

I had years of upset stomach, nausea when I was hungry, and nausea when I ate. I took daily doses of heartburn medications. Eating smaller amounts of food at a time helped. Finding is that it may be caused by what is called sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, or SOD. The painful cramping is the sphincter muscle that spasms where my stomach drains, and food would just sit in my stomach for long periods of time, so my gastroenterologist prescribed Levsin SL, or hyoscyamine, an anti-spasmodic medication. It seems to be effective so far!

Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care

REFERENCE:

Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.

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