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Hi and thanks for the query.
This sounds like a a gastroenteritis attack in the making however, a cardiac event should always be ruled out with pain in the epigastrium which is the area just under the sternum. So, getting an ECG done just to rule out a cardiac event is prudent. If it is not that, all the other things are treated efficiently.
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Thanks for the reply.
Relieved to know.
Essentially, you can divide the abdomen in to three segments from top to bottom. The upper third pain corresponds to foregut, the pain around the belly button corresponds to mid gut and the pain below the belly button is the area of the hind gut.
The area you have marked is the area of the fore gut, that means the stomach and the start of the small intestines.
An ant acid and low fiber diet consisting of bread, tea, rice, applesauce, refined cereals etc should give the gut adequate rest.
If you experience nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, then you should visit your doctor.
Well, no - heart attacks are not so shy in presentation and the pain typically is not where you specify. Your symptoms are more conducive of stomach and small intestine cramps due to something you ate that your gut does not agree with.
Means that the pain would be increasing in intensity and not getting better, there would be shortness of breath, cold sweats, nausea, dizziness etc with a heart attack.
Yes, that was probably why this was happening. The bowel was irritated because of the food you had.
Its not related to the heart.