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07 Sep 2007

Stitch like pain
Hi Doc

I am concerned. For the last month I have been experiencing a stitch like pain under my ribs and just above my stomach. The pain is not always there and it is not unbearable, but it is uncomfortable and has not gone away. I had a fairly serious prostate infection diagnosed a few weeks back. Could this be connected to that or should I be more concerned? I am worried it could be cancer or something similar. I am 32.
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CyberDoc
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Concerned

Thank you for visiting health24.com.

A stitch like pain could not be connected to the prostate infection. If the pain is central to the chest, just below the breast bone, you should consider possibly having a peptic ulcer. I recommend that you consult a GP, to have these symptoms examined, in order for him/her to make the correct diagnosis.

A chest x-ray will also be of value, to exclude any pathological reason in the chest cavity, for this discomfort.

Kind regards



Dr Anrich Burger
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