1. Martha

    Yeah, referred pain is scary.
    Not only because of the unpleasantness resulting from the pain but also because it’s hard to point out exactly what part of the body has the issue.
    Thanks for the article, I’m going through all your posts right now and they have been extremely informative.

    • Hi Martha,

      Referred pain is indeed scary because of the added pressure of not knowing what part of the body it’s originating from. I’m glad you found this post and the others “extremely informative”. This is always nice to hear as I work hard to keep my readers in the loop about the latest information on pain management.

  2. Harrison

    Nice information here. But then, I was trying to figure out what is wrong with me when I found this place. I sometimes get this sharp in my upper stomach, which I’m almost sure it’s gases. But strangely enough, I also get sharp pains in my ear that often come and go. I often get back pain too but now I understand why. But, how is my ear pain associated with my stomach pain?

    • Hi Harrison,

      It’s possible that you have gastritis (inflammation of the stomach); people with gastritis often report the sort of pain in their ear(s) that you are describing. I would see a stomach doctor right away. The sooner you know what’s going on with you, the sooner you’ll find a solution. I wish you well.

  3. Kyle Barns

    Hi, everyone. I have specific places in my stomach that hurts. They even hurt more when I drink alcohol or eat spicy foods and they hurt like hell when I eat hot foods. But not so much when I’m on a bland diet. I actually don’t know what to call this. I don’t know if they are ulcers or not, I don’t even know what they are. Can anyone help?

    • Hi Kyle,

      You should seek immediate medical help if your stomach pain worsens for longer than three hours after eating spicy foods. Drink plenty of herbal tea and lie down to allow your digestive system time to fully process the spicy foods. I recommend peppermint tea. Here is what you need to do. For a herbal tea beverage, steep 1 tbsp. of dried peppermint leaf in 1 cup of boiling water for 10 minutes, then strain before drinking. That should help, but you still need to see the doctor!

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