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What causes the sternum more painful with Diarrhea and nausea?

Hi. I have a cramping, distended upper abdomen and I noticed that my sternum is very painful to touch and feels larger as I ve never noticed the shape of it before. I ve had 4 days of diarrhoea and some nausea but no sickness. Any possible causes? Is it something I should bother a GP with?
Tue, 19 Feb 2019
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Hello,

The acute sternal pain in association with diarrhea indicate gastritis due to GI infection with reflux of stomach acid.

Proper care with diet, PPI as omeprazole, GI-specific antibiotics and probiotics will help greatly to cover up the issue.

Should avoid panic for such instance for best recovery.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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What causes the sternum more painful with Diarrhea and nausea?

Hello, The acute sternal pain in association with diarrhea indicate gastritis due to GI infection with reflux of stomach acid. Proper care with diet, PPI as omeprazole, GI-specific antibiotics and probiotics will help greatly to cover up the issue. Should avoid panic for such instance for best recovery. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon