It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Digestive Disorders Message Board

Stomach Pain Below My Sternum

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-05-2007, 10:23 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: West Coast, CA, USA
Posts: 1
jbjr37 HB User
Stomach Pain Below My Sternum

I have pain most of the time below my sternum. It is amplified after eating. I feel full even though I haven't eaten for hours. I can palpate little bumps below the skin in the area just below the sternum where the pain is localized.

I don't know if it is related or not, yet my bowels sting like I've eaten jalapeños or similar items to the point that my rectum has a permanent rash.

Any help would be appreciated!

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 10-09-2007, 08:54 AM   #2
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 465
B143C HB User
Re: Stomach Pain Below My Sternum

Sorry you've been feeling so crumby. I've heard that burning abdominal pain is a very common complaint at doctors visits. The symptoms you describe, fullness and burning below sternum - sounds like gastritis or ulcer. Gastritis is the most common. With ulcers, you might see blood in stool or black stools. Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomachs lining. Many people will get it in their lifetime. Some develop it chornically. It can be taken care of with PPI's or antiacids and bland diet. You should definitly see your doctor and let them know. They can give you stronger, better working meds.

IBS and Crohns can cause the burning sensation in the bowels. IBS is not dangerous and has no cure. Some think stress is the cause for IBS. You will have bouts of loose stools and then constipation. Cramps are also associated with this - mild to severe. Crohn's has similar symptoms, but is a condition that requires meds and special diet.

It's reassuring that you aren't vomiting or passing blood in the stool - still, you should speak with your doctor. It's not fun to live with tummy pain - especially when you don't know the origin.

If you don't have insurance or can't afford to go to the doctor, call your local hospital. They are often aware of programs that charge by your income or doctors who offer charitable visits and charge nothing for their services for those who are uninsured or who make too much for medicaid of gov. help - yet, don't make enough to cover medical insurance.

Hope you feel better soon! I'm sure you will be feeling better soon. God bless!

Old 10-09-2007, 08:55 AM   #3
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 465
B143C HB User
Re: Stomach Pain Below My Sternum

PS - Shingles can cause pain in nerve endings and a rash. Yet, usually fever accompaines Shingles.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Lisinopril and sudden stomach issues Gijill91 High & Low Blood Pressure 6 07-26-2012 05:00 AM
Dealing with chronic abdominal pain brianpain33 Chronic Pain 10 02-14-2008 03:30 PM
Stomach pain/pressure? sunnysun Digestive Disorders 0 05-25-2007 08:38 AM
unusual symptoms and stomach pains momluvsdaisies Digestive Disorders 1 11-16-2006 09:09 PM
stomach pain caused by med??? janart Acid Reflux / GERD 15 02-24-2006 12:52 PM
Stomach Problem? opinion appreciated adam2000 Digestive Disorders 11 04-25-2005 07:42 AM
bad stomach pain...... ferndm Women's Health 1 04-11-2005 01:14 AM
lower esophagus & stomach pain skillet Digestive Disorders 0 04-05-2005 09:58 AM
stomach pains? Shardanomspa Digestive Disorders 0 03-09-2005 08:03 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:57 AM.

Site owned and operated by™
© 1998-2018™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!