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GERD, sudden knot like pain below rib cage. Treatment options?

I ve recently started being treated for GERD , but have not yet been scoped to see other issues. More recently I have been getting sudden knot like pain directly below the middle of my rib cage which usually lasts a few minutes before going away. Something this keeps occurring within a few minutes after stopping. It s almost like I can taste the knot. Kind of odd...any ideas?
Asked On : Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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Hi thanks for your question.
One imprtant factor in history you have not mentioned is your age .
The most common cause of epigastric and retrosternal pain is acid peptic disease with reflux esophagitis. The second cause could be a heart disease.
The most commonly known causes of acid peptic disease are infection by H Pylori bacteria,cigrette smoking,spicy food,drugs like NSAIDS(painkillers) and gall bladder stones.
You need antacids and proton pump blocking drugs like pantoprazole to control you acidity and reflux.
Consult nearby physician for evualvation of your symptoms.
Hope this answers your question.
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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