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Stomach Hardness

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  • Posted By: LilBrat
  • November 6, 2008
  • 04:36 PM

Over the past couple of years, I've noticed that my upper stomach was always really hard... extended a bit, too. I do have a history of acid reflux and stomach ulcers for which I take zantac religiously. Here lately (past few months) the hardened part of my stomach has gotten bigger. Just under my breasts and just above my belly button is a large, hard mass which wraps around to my sides. In the past couple of weeks, I've noticed a decrease in appetite, more heartburn for which I've had to start adding an antacid along with my zantac, nausea, and trouble breathing. I had just recently been diagnosed with having a touch of asthma for which I use inhalers. But it seems that when I lay down at night, I have to get in a certain position on my side to be able to sleep and breathe. I can't bend over to pick things up off the floor now without losing my breath. It's like a pressure that's on my lungs all the time, and I always feel 'full.' Is this a hernia or something else?

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