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Posted on Mon, 7 Aug 2017 in Abdominal Pain
Question: My wife ... sharp pain experienced overnight for about an hour just below sternum accompanied by nausea. She is sitting now and OK.
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Pain of gastritis or cardiac origin . provide further details please .

Detailed Answer:
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I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* Possibility of gastritis or cardiac pain .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Pain - localised to the mentioned site or radiation anywhere , first time or past
episodes of such pain .
2. Associated perspiration , chest discomfort , chocking , breathing difficulty ,
left arm pain , burning chest , burning abdomen .
3. History of gastric issues , heart , BP problems in past .
4. Taking any medicines for other ailments .
5. Deep breathing relieved it completely , could sleep soundly then .
6. Was there anything spicy consumed at night .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
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