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What causes pain in chest radiating to upper mid back?

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Posted on Thu, 26 Nov 2015
Question: Q last night in bed I experienced a stabbing chest pain mid sternum radiating around to upper mid back.
Both very sharp, which stayed no matter which way I lay, or stood up.
I belched a bit to try to relieve it, but it subsided an hour or so later.
I am very tired during the day.
I also have a knee needing repair, and my gait has changed whilst trying to protect the left knee.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Hanif (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Seems to be a stomach pain and needs care !!!

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the consultation at my virtual clinic!
I have carefully worked through your case, and can well realize your health worries. Being your physician, I will take care all of your medical concerns today and will put my best efforts to get you out of this situation.


Pain of this type is usually of gastric in origin and is due to the spicy foods or caffeinated drinks, beverages, alcohol or other such irritants to the stomach in a person who already is prone to or has a history of Hyperacidity in stomach. Pain may have originated from the ulcers in stomach or duodenum.


Do you have a history of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)??
Hyperacidity??
Did you have nausea or dry-heaves associated to this pain feeling at night?? Or any other disease symptom you felt or are feeling now??

Hope I answered all of your questions. Let me know if you have further clinical concerns or doubts. I will be more than happy to get back to you with expert opinion. Please don't forget to give Five Star rating to help me assist my patients in a better way; and, please don't forget to 'Close This Discussion'.
For any disease you have, a timely follow-up is very necessary regarding the treatment efficacy and to see if there is a need to change the treatment options. So keep a follow up to see how you doing (Always write down my name in the start of your questions at this forum & I will be with you in no time).


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DR. XXXXXXX HANIF
USA

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What causes pain in chest radiating to upper mid back?

Brief Answer: Seems to be a stomach pain and needs care !!! Detailed Answer: Thanks for the consultation at my virtual clinic! I have carefully worked through your case, and can well realize your health worries. Being your physician, I will take care all of your medical concerns today and will put my best efforts to get you out of this situation. Pain of this type is usually of gastric in origin and is due to the spicy foods or caffeinated drinks, beverages, alcohol or other such irritants to the stomach in a person who already is prone to or has a history of Hyperacidity in stomach. Pain may have originated from the ulcers in stomach or duodenum. Do you have a history of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?? Hyperacidity?? Did you have nausea or dry-heaves associated to this pain feeling at night?? Or any other disease symptom you felt or are feeling now?? Hope I answered all of your questions. Let me know if you have further clinical concerns or doubts. I will be more than happy to get back to you with expert opinion. Please don't forget to give Five Star rating to help me assist my patients in a better way; and, please don't forget to 'Close This Discussion'. For any disease you have, a timely follow-up is very necessary regarding the treatment efficacy and to see if there is a need to change the treatment options. So keep a follow up to see how you doing (Always write down my name in the start of your questions at this forum & I will be with you in no time). Regards! DR. XXXXXXX HANIF USA