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Pain in the back radiating to sternum. Gall bladder removed in the past. Could it be due to carbonated drinks?

I have been experiencing pain that seems to radiate from my center back to the front in the sternum area. This has been off and on for about a year. I had my gallbladder removed 2 months ago and my liver has been checked also. I was told that the surgeon looks around to make sure nothing isn't going on out of the ordinary. I stop having this pain about 2 weeks after surgery. I recently started drinking carbonated drinks again and was told by my friend who is a nurse that the drinks that I've been drinking probably caused this problem. So I'm sticking to drinking water only.
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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It looks like Gastritis.
Please avoid carbonated drinks.
Please take Rabeprazole with Itopride tablets.
Avoid smoking,alchohol,spicy foods,caffeine products if you are taking them.
It is not related to Gall bladder surgery.
If the symptoms still persist,please get Upper GI endoscopy and ultrasound abdomen.
Wish you good health
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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