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Dull pain below sternum

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Or cardiac: your symptoms may be cardiac (heart) or related to stomach/esophagus, but we need to make sure that your heart isn't the problem first, kindly see you... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Upper abdomen: Do you know if you're intolerant of lactose or gluten? If not you may have gastritis(inflamed stomach lining). To reduce gas buildup take simethicone... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Reflux?: sometimes when you have a cold, and are experiencing PND, mucous draining down the back of your throat, you can experience gastritis, acid indigestio... Read More
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Stomach flu: All your symptoms may be part of a viral illness, sometimes called Stomach flu. Avoid food for a day or so, drink clear water or electrolyte solution ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Rib cage: If the discomfort is in the right upper abdomen, inflammation of the liver or gall bladder could be present. Also a rib cage strain or inflammation is... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrey Lev-weissberg
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Could be serious: please see Doctor asap. Sounds like pancreatitis or gastritis. Hepatobiliary disease needs to be ruled out. All of above are medical or surgical.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
GERD: This type of discomfort typically represents an acid-peptic process such as ulcers or gastroesophageal reflux. As a part of evaluation and treatment,... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Below sternum pain: Pain below the sternum as described may be esophageal in nature, & possibly related to spasms of the esophagus muscle. Less likely but certainly conce... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Could be: pancreatitis, gastritis, gerd, or even angina. It is best to get medical evaluation.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
Cardiology 31 years experience
Gastritis: Most likely it seems you have gastric symptoms please see your doctor asap.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Seek help: With or without trauma, anything that hurts when you breathe is going to have adverse consequences ( you can't hold your breath until the problem reso... Read More

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