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Hi I am a non-smoking aged 29 male. I've been noticing this soreness/pain/pressure in the region of my abdomen below my sternum above belly button. It's accompanied by what I notice as a weird pulse. All of this especially when I'm lying down. Maybe 2 inches below my sternum. And I'm not exactly thin so... An I've been having weird lower back pain too and being someone who suffers from anxiety i naturally fear it's an AAA. Should I not be worried? Should I get itnexamed? I'm not sure what to do.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?

Pressing on it seems to hurt more. Nothing really makes it better

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

No history of cardio problems including family

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Please provide some additional information.

Do you suffer from nausea, heartburn?

Bloating and flatulence?

Is pain radiating from upper abdomen to left side of flank and back area?

Do you suffer from symptoms of Passing out, clammy skin, Dizziness, vomiting, rapid heart rate?

Are you taking any medicines?

Any episode of strenuous exercise or exertion?

Shortness of breath?

Alcohol consumption?

Thanks.
Waiting for your reply.
I will post back to the reply/answer momentarily. Thank you for your patience.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
no nausea heartburn or flatulence. I am feeling a will ache in the lower back wrapping around to flank, it's not continuous with the pain in upper abdomen so I'm not sure if they're related.None of the other symtpoms except I'm getting a little short of breath climbing stairs and things. But I'm having a heard time disentangling anxiety from reality. It could just be asthma causing that.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No nausea heartburn or flatulence. I am feeling a will ache in the lower back wrapping around to flank, it's not continuous with the pain in upper abdomen so I'm not sure if they're related.None of the other symtpoms except I'm getting a little short of breath climbing stairs and things. But I'm having a heard time disentangling anxiety from reality. It could just be asthma causing that.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Sorry for the multiple sends.. it wasn't working..
Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Thanks for the follow-up.
I understand your concern.
As per your description, chances of An abdominal aortic aneurysm are very slim.

Possible differential diagnoses may include Gastritis, Muscle strain, Kidney stone, Gallbladder disease, Intestinal spasms, Diverticulosis.

You should take OTC Nexium and Advil.

Take OTC Gas X and Citrucel.

Maintain a good hydration.

You can do gentle massage with topical diclofenac sodium ointment and apply warm compresses with a heating pad on the affected sites.

You should avoid spicy, fried, fat-rich diet.

Do deep breathing.

Start Culturelle probiotic.

If your symptoms will not show any improvement then see your doctor for a clinical exam.

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Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Respected customer,
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