Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
134 Doctors are Online

Dull but strong pain under sternum, relieved by drinking some water. Any thoughts ?

Usually at night, I have dull but strong pain that comes on under my sternum. It s relieved quickly by drinking some water. There s no shortness of breath or feeling of irregular heart beats. It s coming more often now. I had an endoscopy that showed some strictures, which they stretched out, and I take ranitidine at night for GER. Any wisdom for me? Thanks!
Asked On : Thu, 20 Dec 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  123
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
  User's Response
It could be stomach or gall bladder. Go to health food store and buy some good quality strong digestive enzymes. There are ones to help with stomach digestion. And there are others to aid the liver, bile, gall bladder and pancreas (pancreatin). Take these right after your meals, dont drink too much fluids with your meals as this dilutes the stomach acids that are trying to digest your meal. Dont eat late at night, slow down and chew more thoroughly and avoid heavy greasy foods! Be nice to your stomach or it wont be nice to you. And dont just cover it up with drugs/ meds.
Answered: Thu, 20 Dec 2012
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor