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Dull Pain Below Sternum
I've had a cold for a few days. Today I have been nauseous and have a dull pain right below my sternum and also have been burping. What could it be?
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 when nausea has subsided and advance diet slowly after that as tolerated. If start vomiting, seek medical help to avoid dehydration.Feel better:) ...Read more
What could cause pain below sternum and too the right? Not burning but deep ache, bloods and chest xray normal
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 possible. Is there a history of injury or strain? Is the rib cage tender? You need to reconsult your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Dull pain in upper abdomen below sternum. Lots of belching. Past 3 days. Hurts to turn over when laying down. Some watery stools. A bit of nausea.
GERD: This type of discomfort typically represents an acid-peptic process such as ulcers or gastroesophageal reflux. As a part of evaluation and treatment, a trial of acid suppression such as with antacids or medicaitons such as prilosec. An evaluation by our physician can also determine if further evaluation is warranted, such as an upper endoscopy. ...Read more
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 concerning would be heart pain--this must be evaluated asap please. Once she is reassured her heart is fine, other considerations then include: esophageal inflammation, mediastinitis, lung & brochial problems, syndrome x, breast disease. Get it checked. ...Read more
Gastritis: Most likely it seems you have gastric symptoms please see your doctor asap. ...Read more
Hello. I'm a 36 year old male with history of anxiety and pvcs. Can't sleep. As soon as I doze off, I get sharp pain below sternum. What is this?
I'm experiencing pain below sternum...on palpation the liver nor the spleen feel enlarged but it is very painful when pressure is applied. I have had?
Get help: Then see a doctor and have it evaluated. You will not find your answer on the internet ...Read more
Had iron injection 4 days ago have had pain below sternum under rib cage and to the right that radiates around my back. Very painful is this normal?
Pain below sternum and between rib cage above stomach that radiates to back. Usually take buscopan but pain isn't going away.?
Gall bladder pain: Can radiate to the back as you describe. If it continues see your doctor who can order an ultrasound and or HIDA scan. ...Read more
What can cause seizing up fingers and toes, pain below sternum (to left and right), no sex drive and respiratory issues?
Nondiagnostic: These varied symptoms are nondiagnostic at this time. A physician is needed to take a thorough history and perform a complete physical examination in order to assess your symptoms. A after this assessment, your physician will order appropriate tests and, if necessary, refer you to the proper specialists. ...Read more
20yr/Ath. Tight chest sharp at times, back pain. Pain below sternum. Freq belching. Doc says Esoph Spasms? Echo, EKG and CXray normal. Angina a worry?
Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more
Gnawing pain below sternum and above stomach, sore Esophagus, fatigue. Worse on empty stomach and in the morning. Watery mouth occasionally?
Sharp pain below sternum, (feels better food in stomach) bloating, anxiety/tachycardia, lightheaded, not sleeping well. Thryoid or digestive problem?
Anxiety: Anxiety can cause indigestion as well as irritable bowel syndrome, peptic ulcers, gastritis, panic attacks, insomnia, high blood pressure and much more. You need to speak with your doctor about getting medication for improving your coping abilities and therapy. You can spend your life going from doctor to doctor for all your symptoms but they are usually caused by anxiety and depression. ...Read more
Pain near the sternum, between 2nd&3rd rib in left chest. Started as a sharp pain, now becomes a discomfort/dull pain lasting 4 mins max. Pls advise.
I often get dull pain behind sternum (slightly right). No other symptoms. GP diagnosed Esophagitis twice, is this likely correct?
Hard to say: Esophagitis (GERD) is very common, and if you get relief from antacids, it is likely true. Inflammation of the cartilages can sometimes cause a siilar pain, and then antacids won't help. Ibuprofen will make GERD much worse, but makes the pain of cartilage inflammatoin better. (costochondritis) ...Read more
My sternum aches when I inhale its a dull aching pain whenever I inhale, it seems to worsen when I lay down to sleep at night?
It may be a: Condition known as a costochondritis which is an inflammatory condition of the cartilage of the sternal region. It usually occurs after a flu or cold and gets better over time. Over the counter medication can help with symptoms but get checked to make sure it is not heart or lung related. ...Read more
I just started phentermine three days ago, and I have a dull pain in my sternum area. Is this normal? I have also had a nausea feeling with itas well
Upon swallowing, there's a dull pain over the sternum. Feels like my food or liquid needs to pass over something. Could this be indigestion?
See GI doctor: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Best to see a gastroenterologist (gi doctor) for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Burning dull pain behind sternum and in stomach I have gastritis and ulcers is this normal it happens on a empty stomach in morning also?
Of course not: No, this is not normal. How long have you been on the carafate and protonix (pantoprazole)? Alcohol use is listed as moderate, what was the indication for ativan? Was it to prescribed to lessen the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal? It would appear that an endoscopy (scope into stomach and part of small intestine) is indicated. ...Read more
I had a sharp pain in my chest out of nowhere y-day. And today I've had dull pain. Sharp pain randomly and when I inhale deep. I'm a 21 y o female.?
Hi I'm a female 26 years old. My right chest, lung started hurting a day or two ago. It's a dull pain that happens when I take a deep breath.
Be seen: Although it would be unusual in an otherwise healthy female, anyone. With chest pain with respiration should be seen and evaluated to ensure there is not underlying cause that is potentially dangerous such as a pulmonary embolus or spontaneous pneumothorax. Again, not common, but you should consider being seen. ...Read more
At least once or twice a day I experience a tight dull pain near my heart. It's on my left chest. I'm worried b/c the pain feels like it's my heart.
Check it out.: The cause of this type of pain are varied and numerous. I encourage you to see your doctor. ...Read more
I'm a fit endurance athlete, male, age 40. When I run, after 3 or 4 miles I get a dull pain in my thoracic spine and a constricted chest. Connected?
It may be but it may: It could be or it may not. This is something that should be evaluated by your doctor in terms of a physical exam. Even though you may be fit, there could be underlying issues of a potential variety of causes from musculoskeletal to pulmonary or cardiovascular that have to be evaluated. There could be a combination of reasons as well. ...Read more
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