WHAT COULD THIS PRESSURE BE?

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BearFan1
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   Posted 11/10/2010 12:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I took this picture to show ppl where i get my pressure at. I have this all day and is worst after eating. I have no insurance so im stuck trying to diagnose it myself right now. In the picture, Where I made the Black Spots is where i get the pressure. What could it be?

speden
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   Posted 11/10/2010 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
It could be erosive GERD. Acid from the stomach can damage the lining of the lower esophagus and cause a lot of pain symptoms. You'd want to see a gastroenterologist and have them do an endoscopy to see the lining of the esophagus to check for erosions.

Or you could try taking an over the counter PPI medication for a week and see if that helps, something like Prilosec or Prevacid 24HR. Depending on how deep the erosions are, it could take several weeks before you'd notice much improvement from the medication, since that type of damage heals very slowly.

BearFan1
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   Posted 11/10/2010 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
would that be causeing my squeezing pressure i get in my upper left abdomen?

couchtater
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   Posted 11/10/2010 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Could be...
Another one to try is Zegrid.
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