Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Abdominal Pain Forum

constant pain and it gets worse when he eats...

Must Read
Abdominal pain and bellyaches are common. Though most cases of abdominal pain aren't serious, sometimes you will need to see a doctor. We’ll review some of...
Abdominal pain can be uncomfortable but is very common. But when is pain in the abdomen serious? Learn how to describe your symptoms more accurately so that yo...
It's important to "know your pain" to help your doctor diagnose the reason behind abdominal pain. Read on for more tools and information about how to diagnose ...
User Profile
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?

Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
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!

Did you find this post helpful?
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Abdominal Pain , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.