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Why is it important to note where I feel pain on my stomach?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Imagine a clock face over your abdominal area and then ask yourself, “At what time is my pain? Where on this clock do I feel the most discomfort?” The answer can give your doctor important clues as to the cause of, and treatment for, your stomach pain. 

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