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Solar Plexus Spasm
For about two weeks now I have been experiencing a spasm or a twitch in my solar plexus area throughout the day. Is there a cause for this?
I get a heavy feeling in my solar plexus frequeny on drive home from work and painful muscle spasms when eating in my chest, what's going on?
Reflux?: Sounds like gastroesophageal reflux disease, gerd. Other possibilities include heart issues. If you have difficulty swallowing or persistent symptoms you should see your doctor as an endoscopy may be indicated. A 2 week trial of otc Prilosec or Prevacid (lansoprazole) should help if gerd is the cause. ...Read more
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
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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Sharp pains in solar plexus, triggered by leaning over. They go away very fast (5 mins) but keep recurring. Male age 28.
Epigastric pain: hello ~ are you doing any situps at the gym. This is a common cause. If so dont stop they will go away when the muscle gets stronger. Otherwise avoid spicy food and alcohol and take an antacid Maalox etc as 4-5 teaspoons 3 - 4 x a day and see if it improves. If it doesnt go away, please go see your PMD for evaluation. thanks ...Read more
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
Chest pain when I stand up. Not always but when it happens it feels like someone is crushing solar plexus area. Really hurts. Last s for half an hour.
Chest Pain Young Fem: Unlikely that this is a serious problem; but not guaranteed. Healthtap appears to note that you have already had a Chest X-ray and Stress Test. Is that correct? Are you an athlete? Past surgery on heart, lungs, or chest? Other symptoms during episodes (trouble breathing, lightheaded, pain in jaw/arms, sweating?). Recommend regular visit with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
Anxiety: Symptoms can start just about anywhere & spread elsewhere. ...Read more
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
Severe pain in solar plexus area , painful to touch or lying particularly on left side , what could be causing this ? Had it for three days now
this needs med eval: Needs medical evaluation asap. Could be an infection or "compromised gut". ...Read more
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more
Different options: The armpit has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, hernias and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Not sure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
No direct connection: The "solar plexus" is a group of nerves located behind the stomach and in front of the aorta. These nerves go to various digestive organs including the pancreas and bowel, but not to the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are innervated by nerves coming from the thoracic spine. There is therefore no direct connection between the two. ...Read more
No: This is usually the lower end of the sternum and the xiphoid process. Sometimes it is tender to push on. ...Read more
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
Xiphoid process: If this is hard and sometimes painful to push on, it is likely the tip of your breast bone. It sometimes pokes up a bit. If it feels more like it is in the superficial skin it is a cyst of some sort. ...Read more
My solar plexus painful, more when bending body. If this is cancer related pain, which organ of body do I need to be examed? Male, 63
Go see ur family doc: Pain is not usually the first symptom of most cancers. Regardless, if you don't recall an inciting injury or determine how to completely alleviate pain (short of numbing it w/pain relievers), you need to get evaluated. My recommendation is to see your family doc especially if major concern is cancer so that we can do appropriate examination ; testing to uncover cause ; give appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I fell flat onto my vacuum cleaner and hit my solar plexus and feel very sensitive in that area now and can't open or close jars. Will this heal soon.?
Need xray: I would consider getting an xray to make sure nothing is broken. ...Read more
22yF. 4 days ago I got sudden intense dull pain in my solar plexus for no reason.Better but I still have a dull pain that isn't going away. Discomfort?
Belly pain: Yes, sounds uncomfortable to me too. Let us do 2nd opinion and I can better opine. ...Read more
I wake @ night with a constricting sensation radiating out from the solar plexus, followed by sweats and heat. Lasts about 15 seconds before subsiding?
Emergency: This could be signs of a heart attack and you should call 911/seek emergency medical attention. ...Read more
Yes.: A hiccough is a spasm of your diaphragm. The spasm may cause the pulling in that you see. ...Read more
Hi.. I have a constant dull ache just below the solar plexus which is sometimes brought on by bending at the waist.. thanks?
Could be internal: Most things brought on by motion turn out to be muscular, especially if you are for example doing lots of crunching or have to bend over more than most people for your job. A dull ache isn't usually all that serious. However, if there is any "throbbing" component to it, or if you otherwise don't feel well, for example, losing weight or appetite, vomiting, or having any bowel symptoms, see GP. ...Read more
I have a hard non painful lump about 2cm on my solar plexus which has doubled in size in the past 3 weeks could you please tell me some causes please?
See your PCP: For this one, you will need to see your pcp or a dermatologist. This could be one of many things, benign or malignant. However, it is likely to be a cyst if it is growing that fast and not painful. Have your pcp check it out. It is better to be safe on this. ...Read more