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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?

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. Buck Parker
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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Food sometimes gets stuck going down.Sour feeling around solar plexus?

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. Buck Parker
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
26 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?

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. Buck Parker
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Dr. James Chen
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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Bf told he has a pain near solar plexus. Why? What is that?

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?

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
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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

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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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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