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Question: Sever pain in upper midline abdomen


 Kazzy - Sun May 15, 2005 2:41 am

Hi,

Last night i was woken by sever pain above my belly button right between my ribs. It wasn't a constant pain would ease off then i'd suddenly get a sharp pain again lasting for a few seconds each time. It would then ease off for a few seconds and start again.

I've had pains like this once before but was more constant than it has been this time. It was sever enough that i couldn't stand up or get out of bed. Today have spent most of the day with a dull achey kind of pain in the same spot but this afternoon for about half hour i had the same sever symptoms as last night. It almost felt like someone had reached their hand inside and was squeezing then letting go again. During the sqeezing feeling it hurt so bad i couldn't take a breath or move but only lasted a few seconds each time.

Is this just really bad indegestion or something more serious?

Kazzy
 Dr. S. Adhikari - Sun May 15, 2005 3:21 am

Hi!
Let me know of your age first of all. I recommend taking some antiulcer medications and smooth muscle relaxants and just to be sure, an ECG to exclude any cardiac problem. If the pain persists, dn't forget to go in for a check up because it might be something serious.
Best wishes....
 Kazzy - Sun May 15, 2005 3:57 am

Thank you for your quick reply.

I'm 31yrs old and for additional information......i just finished eating dinner about 20 mins ago and halfway through eating the pains started again and are still continuing they aren't quite as bad this time though and aren't lasting quite as long.

Kazzy
 Dr. S. Adhikari - Sun May 15, 2005 1:48 pm

Hi there! Your symptoms might be due to acid reflux disease also known as GERD. I recommend going to a physician and having a check up. Meanwhile, continue with those antiulcer medications like ranitidine or rabeprazole as I had mentioned earlier. A sucralfate suspension might be of help if the pain is severe.

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