Pain in upper left side of chest when eatting/drinking ..
For the last 2 weeks I have been having increased pain (sharp) in my upper left side of my chest when I eat or drink. I keep my food/water down and I have no digestion pain. I have not had any throwing up but on occassion I am nausous.
The pain is only in that area not anywhere else. I feel like the pain is in or under my upper left rib cage.
I am 3 years post-op in December. I will be calling my Surgeon in the morning to see what she thinks.
In the meantime has anyone had expereince with this? Could it be a hernia?
Side Note - I have never has any complications with my Bypass. This is the 1st time I am experiecing problems.
Thank you Doc. I will call my surgeon in the morning. I was concerned it might be a heart problem but then realized it was happening every time I eat or drank something. I also was not having any other symptoms for a heart problem.
I'm scheduled for an xray tomorrow afternoon. I will see my PCP immediately after to discuss if they see a hernia.
My surgeon has put me on a liquid diet for a whole week. Eek .. that will be fun, not! Then I go in to see my surgeon next Friday. I am on Prevacid for some NSaids I have to take for my tailbone pain. They are thinking it might be an ulcer. If that is the case they will double the dose of my Prevacid & put me on an additional ucler med.