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Intense Abdominal Pain

Posted In: Gastrointestinal conditions 219 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 18, 2006
  • 03:41 PM

Hi there, lately I've been having a severe recurring pain in my stomach just below my sternum. It's an intense gripping pain and has actually doubled me over at one point. It isn't consistent, it comes and goes (over the course of the day), but when it does it's quite severe.

I was wondering if perhaps anybody knows what could be causing this? It's getting hard to eat because I don't want to aggrivate it, but at the same time not eating doesn't help it either! Any help or suggestions you guys could offer would be of great value to me, I want to get rid of this pain as soon as possible but am hoping to avoid a doctor visit.

I've had some food that I wasn't entirely positive about a week or so ago however that was after the pain had started, and I have neither experienced an increase in pain/nausea nor had the urge to vomit so I don't suspect that's the cause. Also I recently had a small head cold, but again I don't suspect that has to do with this (although that's just an assumption). Has anyone experienced this before? As I mentioned it's towards the front of my stomach just below the sternum and is quite severe at times.

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