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14 Mar 2007

pain in stomach?!
dear doc, for the past 2days i've had a rather severe pain right beneath the chest. is this where the stomach lies? it hurts whether i bench forward and when i sit up straight it hurts even more. its not the abdomen. i'd describe the 'size' as fist size right in the middle beneath the breasts in the middle of the ribcage. there's no lump but it feels like a hard fist sized solid pain - it's worse when i sneeze or cough. what could this be? your feedback would be greatly appreciated!
thank you!
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Mommi
This could be something in the esophagus or even a heart pain - rather let your GP have a look please?
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