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I have been having pain around my midriff where it feels a

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I have been having pain around my midriff where it feels a rubber band is around me with a rock getting tighter just below my breast bone. This is not the first time this has happened. The pain eventually goes to my back. I have not been able to eat anything today but have drank 7-up and mountain dew. Have also been in bed all day and feel weak and tired. Could this be a gall bladder attack. I am 76 years old. Thanks
JA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: no injuries at all. I do have fibromyalgia
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No, I am actually really healthy. Was given for acid reflex about a year ago but this is something different.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

the pain could be due to pancreatitis inflammation of your pancreas

or gall bladder attack

or possibly severe gastritis inflammation of your stomach.

you should go to the ER or urgent care center.

there are blood tests for amylase and lipase which can check for inflammation of your pancreas.

an ultrasound of your abdomen can check on your gall bladder.