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My husband has had abdominal pain for a few weeks now. It is in the upper middle abdomen, right below the sternum. Sometimes it is on the right and left sides but it is always in the middle. It is a constant pain and it gets worse when he eats, no matter what he eats. Antacids do not help. He had an EGD yesterday and everything was normal. What could be causing his pain?


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replied February 18th, 2012
Abdominal Pain Answer A31744
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

If your husband does not have a stomach ulcer, acidity, H pylori infection or gastric reflux, then probably he has an epigastric hernia that is causing pain. The stomach or intestine bulge out through a weakening in the muscle wall. Please get a surgeon to examine this. Meanwhile do not lift anything heavy or push hard. It can be a referred pain from heart or lung, hence these need to be ruled out. Duodenal ulcer is another possibility.

Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your husband's doctor regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!



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