can someone comment on refered pains and GERD

do you have refered pain due to GERD
intermittent pain in back - 0.0%
intermittent pain in sternum just below it - 50.0%
intermittent tingling pains in chest - 0.0%
pain discomfort releaves after burping - 50.0%
pin during burping - 0.0%

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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 3/4/2006 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I have internal pains that get refered to the outside..
1. Sometimes I feel like the pain or discomfort is right below the sternum at the bottom of it
Could this be a sign of a hiatus hernia?
2. Sometimes my back hurts or seems to.. and I burp and it fades.. like it's related to
pressure in the stomach.. it's wierd because I can hear the gerd at night.. but when I have to burp
why doesn't it just come out?
Can some one rate internal to referd pains with a diagnosis of GERD?

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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 217
   Posted 3/5/2006 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   

I had epigastric pain (below sternum) through to my back most of the time, and along my ribs, first along the right side, then along the left side.

I previously had been diagnosed with GERD and hiatus hernia but since eliminating some foods and not eating large meals and not eating within 3 hours of going to bed, I have had no symptoms; I had few symptoms before, mostly just the epigastric pain.

But continued pain led to further evaluation. I had pancreatitis. Further evaluation of the pancreas through Ultrsound, MRCP (like an MRI), and ERCP and EUS (both scope procedures) were done to rule out pancreatic cancer. Luckily it was ruled out!

I am still having epigastric pain and right rib area pain so I am going to another GI specialist and possibly another surgery to look at the common bile duct and pancreatic duct and their pressures, because both revealed to be dialated/enlarged.

So, please make an appointment with a Gastroenterologist and see what else they might want to look at so they can give you some relief and peace of mind.

I'll be thinking of you!





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