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Pain Below Breast Bone
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Pain sternal tip: All major organs go there: heart, lungs, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, colon, diaphragm muscle. Pain in the uppper tommy right under the sternal tip can be from all those. Heart attack on the bottom of the heart can have symptoms such as sudden severe upper tommy pain with nausea + vomitting that even er doc can initially attribute to a stomach crisis until an ekg shows the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yellow dirrhea for past 2 days no vomiting did have stomach pain below breast bone about 2 weeks ago was consistant now for 3 days comes an goes now?
A lot of things: Pain in this area can be caused by many things. You will need to see your doctor. He/she will take a good history of your pain, ie its location, is it constant or intermittent, the quality of the pain (i.E sharp, dull, aching, burning etc) whether it is affected by change of position or not, whether it has any relationship to eating or not and many other questions. Then a physical exam and tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asked and Answered: Please recognize that your question has been answered accurately and graciously. It is rude to continue to ask the same question here. ...Read more
Typically no, but...: A truly sizable hiatal hernia may be contributory to your symptoms. Is it fixed, sliding, para-esophageal? Before you consider surgery for the hiatal hernia and its manifestations of gerd, have you tried and failed appropriately-dosed acid blocker agents and anti-reflux diet modification? Has a ph study and manometry been considered? Does your stomach empty normally? ...Read more
My mom got gastric bypass surgery 6 years ago and she is having severe pain below her breast bone in the middle of her chest. Relieved 10-30 mins?
Reflux GERD: Sounds like she is having a problem with her esophagus which may be gerd (gastro esophageal reflux disease). She should try taking Prilosec (over the counter) twice a day for two weeks straight and see if there is any improvement. If there is, she should continue taking it. She may also want to see a gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Causes for intermittent pain in abdomen just below breast bone through to the back and in the left shoulder blade?
Getting over cold, this AM i had burning/pain center of stomach (no gallB & gastric bypass) now i have dull/sharp pain on right side below breast bone?
Right sided pain: Pain in that area of the abdomen can occur with gall bladder or pancreatic disorders, gastritis or peptic ulcer. Liver origin would be unlikely. Consult a physician if symptom persists, recurs, or if associated abdominal tenderness, nausea, vomiting or bowel irregularities occur. ...Read more
Several reasons: Costochondritis a benign inflammation of one or more of the costal cartilages. Heart attack: a sudden and sometimes fatal occurrence of coronary thrombosis, typically resulting in the death of part of a heart muscle. Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Truma to the bone could result in fracture. Arthritis could cause pain in the area. ...Read more
Pain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
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