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Posted on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 in Elderly Problems
Question: lower sternal to just center of bosom, quick stab of pain approximatly
15 x daily, no injury, no pointers as to why, has been existing and increasing in frequency for over 6 months. sensitive to touch and unable to pinpoint exact spot
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Answered by Dr. Mahaveer Patil 47 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Severe gastritis

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting the question.
I have gone through your medical history in detail.

The symptoms that you have mentioned seem to be related to underlying gastritis.
An early gastric ulcer compounded by gas problems / reflux disease can cause such kind of pain in lower sternal region.

I would suggest you to get an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy done to find out the exact cause.
Taking antacids with prebiotics will be helpful.

Other local causes like inflammation of soft tissues,liver dysfunctions should also be ruled out.
Application of local gel with hot fomentation will help.

I hope the answer was useful.

Feel free to ask me any follow up queries that you may have.

Thank you.
Kind regards.

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