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I've been having a pain below my sternum and to the (my) left

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I've been having a pain below my sternum and to the (my) left as well. It's a bruise-like pain that comes and goes often and it is tender to touch this area. I have recently been diagnosed with Barretts, severe reflux and mild Gastropathy do you think this is linked? It is a new pain.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
Of course you need an EKG, but this is not likely heart.
What you describe is more like musculoskeletal pain.
It probably is not directly linked to the acid reflux, but this type of pain can also be referred pain from an inflammed esophagus.
I would talk to your doctor about this possibility.
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