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Stomach fullness, rib, chest and shoulder pain while inhaling. Causes for symptoms?

hi doctor, I am a student. (Age 24,weight:73,height:5.8).I used to stay late nights for study purposes. I am feeling stomach full though i had light food. feeling pain below left ribs, chest and shoulders. while inhaling ,it is very painful. while drinking water feeling very intense pain in the shoulder like somebody stretching my nerves. what might be the reason and how to take care. thanks in advance.
Asked On : Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM
You have mentioned that you experience pain in chest and ribs. The pain increases on swallowing (drinking) and inhaling.
Pain associated with muscle movement (deglution and inhaling muscles) indicate a muscular pain or a disease disorder affceting nerve which supply these muscles. You can use a muscle relaxant- serratiopeptidase in the shoulder region.
Secondily pain localized to this region is also seen in gastro-esophageal reflux disease or acidity in layman language.
The gas causes discomfort and pain in region above the umblicus.
Sleeping late may aggravate this situation.
Try some life modification measures- sleeping early, avoiding fatty & spicy foods at night, avoiding beverages like coffee, tea 7 alcohol at night.
Keep your head raised while sleeping.
Consult your physician for clinical examination, investigations and management.

Thank you and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Sun, 25 Nov 2012
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