symptoms Sharp, knifelike pains that radiate to the loins, and a sore spot in the stomach as if an ulcer has developed there. There may be an impression that the digestive processes have stopped, with a heavy feeling in the abdomen immediately after eating. An aversion to meat is a common symptom, as is a craving for beer, but drinking beer often causes vomiting and diarrhea. Symptoms better For passing gas; for belching. Symptoms worse For cold; in the spring and fall; for rich, heavy foods; for beer.
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