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I’m having pain at the bottom of my breast bone. It’s sharp pains. Comes and goes. I had my gallbladder removed 10 years ago. It seems to be in the same area. When I push on the bone at the very bottom of my breast bone it’s very tender

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

Pain for about 2 weeks and different positions I move makes it worse

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

High blood pressure and obesity

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Amir, Doctor replied 8 months ago
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Thanks for the question and coming here. Can I ask your age? You have any other symptoms such as nausea, fever, loss of appetite? Any history of heart burns? How's your bowel movements?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
31 years old. I’ve had a little bit of heart burn in the past but not very often. And I’m always constipated
Doctor: Dr. Amir, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Thanks for the details. I would like to say that there are few important possibilities which should be investigated such as acid-peptic disease including stomach ulcer, fattly liver disease or liver disease, irritable bowel syndrome. I will advise to see your physician for complete evaluation and tests which should include abdominal scan, Heart EKG, liver function tests, c-reactive protein. Avoid spicy or junk food, avoid alcohol. Take healthy balanced diet. You may benefit from short course of proton pump inhibitors such as Tab. Lansoprazole 30mg once a day before breakfast for 4-6 weeks.

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