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I am a 56, menopausal...
I am a 56, menopausal and often, when I wake in the morning I feel a spasm/hot flash/pain radiating from my solar plexus outward. It lasts about 5 or 6 seconds and then goes away. This NEVER happens except upon waking in the morning.
What's going on?
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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 8 years ago
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Greetings.

Do you have heartburn, reflux, pain after meals, bloating, constipation/diarrhea?

Do you have pain in the abdominal region while changing posture?

Are your on any medications?

Any diagnosed medical condition?

Any previous surgery?

Dr. Arun

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Dear Dr. Arun,

"No" to all your questions!
It's lying in the bed, in the morning when I wake up, though it has happened occasionally if I wake up during the night, It feels like a strange sort of hot flash, almost electric, and is nor accompanied with any other discomfort, gastric or otherwise.
About the only "medication" i'm on is wine (daily) in the evening.
Anita
Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 8 years ago

Hello Anita,

This transient sensation is not likely to be related to the abdominal viscera (abdominal organs). A lying posture can cause pinched nerve in the mid back and resulting in this sensation. The treatment is physical therapy of the back. This can be substantiated by the MRI of the mid back (thoracic spine). Though a cautionary abdominal ultrasound can be done to confirm that all abdominal organs are normal.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

Dr. Arun

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