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Stomach & arm pain

I often experience a burning in my "upper" stomach. Shortly thereafter, my right sholder and arm will start burning and hurting. Someone suggested it may be my gallbladder, but my gallbladder was removed around 7 years ago. Last week my mother told me she heard from a doctor that you may experience these pains if you had gallstones when your gallbladder was removed. Any suggestions??
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Hi
Thanks for writing to the forum!
Burning in upper stomach is usually due to acidity, GERD or reflux disease or hiatal hernia. If there is pain in right shoulder and gall bladder has been removed, it means that the right diaphragm is being irritated. Heavy meals or acidity that cause distension of the duodenum or any cause for distension of the small intestine can cause referred pain to shoulder. In your case it could be acidity. Generally diaphragmatic irritation can lead to frequent hiccups or even burps. Liver too can irritate the right diaphragm.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!

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A related discussion, i have lot of burps was started.
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