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Diagnosing Severe Pain in the Stomach Area

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I have had severe pain in my stomach area righ in the middle of the breast bone-I looked up the pain location on the computer, the computer showed me Epigastric Hernia- The pain is pretty intense. I also have some dull aches in my right groin area-I did have surgery in this area about one in a half yeras ago for hernia-could it be scar tissue ? I about went to ER a couple of nights ago. What stopped me was no insurance.

Any advice would be helpful.


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replied August 17th, 2006
Hernia Answer A1333
You can request an abdominal ultrasound first, and then a gastroscopy to help diagnose this condition. Standard blood analyses plus a liver status report are also recommended as diagnostic tools for the symptoms that you mention. In the meantime, you can request a prescription for some spasmolitic (trospium) and ranitidine to help relieve the pain.
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