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A 47-year-old female asked:

I am 47 years old and female .i have been having a fluttering sensation on left side under ribs for about a day and a half .what could this be? i also have a burning pain behind my sternum and if i eat it makes the pain in my sternum worse?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Retrosternal pain: You may have an inflammation of the esophagus or esophageal motility disorder. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol,caffeine,chocolate and irritants like aspirin,ibuprofen or naproxen. Take a medication like famotidine to stop acid production. If not improved I recommend consulting a gastroenterologist for evaluation treatment.

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Last updated Dec 5, 2020

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