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Dr. Jeffry Gill
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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My solar plexus nerve feels tight and "hard". Is there a problem here?

Dr. Jeffry Gill
Board Certified, Pediatrics
24 years in practice
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My solar plexus nerve feels tight and "hard". Is there a problem here?

Might be a bone!: Where your rib cage meets in front, at the bottom, there's a bone called the xiphoid process that sticks down. In some cases it can move or twist and become painful--or stick out more. Sometimes women notice this after delivering a baby. If your hard spot is lower than this bone, there are other explanations, but you should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Ayisha Gani
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I started vomiting acid and have pain in my solar plexus, feels like a rock. Could that be because of the vomiting episode? Also, it just happened, I have never had these problems before , then these wet burps and acid just started trickling upward. Also,

Dr. Ayisha Gani
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I started vomiting acid and have pain in my solar plexus, feels like a rock. Could that be because of the vomiting episode? Also, it just happened, I have never had these problems before , then these wet burps and acid just started trickling upward. Also,

Abdominal pain: If your are having a vomiting with rigid abdomen that could be an emergency situation, Solar plexes is complex of nerve ganglions, I don't know how one can say what part of the nerve complex is irritated at that time, if you have rock like stomach, seek attention immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
17 years in practice
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Food sometimes gets stuck going down.Sour feeling around solar plexus?

Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
17 years in practice
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Food sometimes gets stuck going down.Sour feeling around solar plexus?

Get it checked: Gerd (reflux disease) may be the culprit as that is very common. However, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing or food getting stuck) is a symptom in a 63 yo that requires further evaluation such as an endoscopy or UGI series (radiology test). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Why does a hit to the solar plexus hurt so much?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Why does a hit to the solar plexus hurt so much?

The abdominal: tissues here are vulnerable.

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
27 years in practice
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Over did it when excersising on Thursday and still have considerable pain in solar plexus area is this normal and what can I do to help?

Dr. Kathy Robinson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
27 years in practice
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Over did it when excersising on Thursday and still have considerable pain in solar plexus area is this normal and what can I do to help?

Push fluids/rest: Yes it is fairly normal to have continued pain for up to a week if you overdid the exercise in the abdominal area. Just drink lots of water and back off on the exercise. It may take a week or two but you should be back to normal soon. Always increase exercise regimens slowly to avoid muscle strain and this type of pain. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chen
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
10 years in practice
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Bf told he has a pain near solar plexus. Why? What is that?

Dr. James Chen
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
10 years in practice
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Bf told he has a pain near solar plexus. Why? What is that?

Network of nerves: A plexus is a complex network of nerves. The solar plexus is the common name for the celiac plexus which is located in the abdomen behind the stomach. Pain in that area can be caused by various things including a blow to the abdomen or any conditions that irritate surrounding structures such as the pancreas. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What do I do if I have pain in my solar plexus?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Solar plexus: 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What do you advise if i was hit in my solar plexus and it did not hurt?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Not all: impacts cause pain.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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What do you suggest if i was hit in my solar plexus and it did not hurt?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Don't know: what to make of that.

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Dr. Michael Sokol
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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My solar plexus area really hurts, and when i eat it gets worse.. What could cause this? I was doing bench presses day before

Dr. Michael Sokol
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Internal not muscula: This sounds like a stomach or intestinal problem not a muscular problem. See your physician. Muscle soreness does not get worse when you eat. ...Read more

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