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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 4, 2006
  • 05:57 PM

I have left upper quadrant pain, nagging in nature, like a soreness, enough for me to be aware of it most of the time. The exact location seems to be approx. 1 inch below the tip of the sternum, and over to the left one inch. I have no other symptoms. Any ideas?

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  • Hi there. I am wondering if there are times that your pain gets worse. Maybe right after eating fatty foods, or when your stomach is empty. Does position change make a difference? Do you wake at night with pain? The area you describe is likely your duodenum. That is where the ducts from your liver and pancreas secrete enzymes to help you digest foods. This could be a duodenal ulceration, inflammation, or a duct problem. Honestly, it is worth making an appointment with a gastroenterologist to evaluate you pain. Many GI problems can be simple to treat, but they can lead to more serious complications if not treated.
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