Abdominal discomfort is broad and there are many reasons why someone may have abdominal discomfort, which is why it is important to see your doctors
">primary care doctor. You described upper abdominal pain
that comes and goes with a sensation similar to heart burn. A potential cause of your pain is something called gastritis, which is inflammation of your stomach lining. There could be many causes of gastritis which includes using coffee, alcohol, or medications called non steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (Aspirin or Ibuprofen). The pain is usually located in the upper abdomen and the pain is usually dull, gnawing, burning, and vague. It can be treated by stopping the offending agent. Doctors can also prescribe medication called proton pump inhibitors which can help with symptom relief and recovery. An infection by a bacteria called Heliobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) can also cause gastritis. If you do have H. Pylori, you will need antibiotics. If left untreated, you can develop peptic ulcers which is erosion of your stomach lining, which can lead to perforation. Other potential causes of your abdominal pain is pancreatitis which is inflammation of your pancreas. Also, possible is a gastroenteritis, which is a viral infection of your stomach. You should make an appointment to see your primary care doctor. Your doctor can do simply blood tests to further investigate your abdominal pain. If you have sudden abdominal pain, vomiting of blood, or blood in your stool, you should go to the emergency room.