This question was answered on Wed 22, Jul 2009 07:20pm by Dr Vinod, MBBS,FcGP

i have a soft tender bulge below my sternum to my belly button when i lay back it really sticks out and i have pain from my middle back wraping around under my ribe cage i have been seen by the er and they say it is a bad back that nerves wrap around my b

    
Asked by c.a.r.a (Male; 36; ive had lower back operation ) on Sat 09, May 2009 09:13pm

i have a soft tender bulge below my sternum to my belly button when i lay back it really sticks out and i have pain from my middle back wraping around under my ribe cage i have been seen by the er and they say it is a bad back that nerves wrap around my body and make everything hurt is that true

Actions: | Forward |
Answer


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post
Answer by Dr Vinod, MBBS,FcGP  on Wed 22, Jul 2009 07:20pm:

Dear c.a.r.a, Bad spine can cause lot of symptoms and for this you can only confirm by an X-ray/MRI. If you have any symptoms of your back you have to visit a neurologist. Also check if the previous surgical site is all fine and continue physiotherapy and take intermittent pain killers for pain. Take care!
Our doctors provide free answers to your questions. If you are happy with our services, please consider making a donation.
Click the button below to donate.


Please rate my answer (select the stars, no need to log in.)  

Comments:

Comment by Bill on Sun 06, Jun 2010 05:09pm:
Hi Folks: What you have there is a hernia. Hernias usually develop in the muscle that protects your abdoman, stomach, and other organs. They usually develop where there is a weakness in the muscular wall such as where there were past surguries. Autoimmune diseases (i.e. Myositis,Lupis, Sjogren's, etc...) that attack muscular tissue can also cause weaknesses in this area that can cause a hernie (tare in muscular wall that protects organs). The hernie is no going to get any better and will expand, especially with weight gain and loss and muscular contraction such as when you are having gas or trouble with #2. Mine has now expanded to the size of a pee wee football just above the naval to the beginning of the sternum, and it stings around the outer perimeter of the football shape and numb in the center. I have Dermatomyositis, Sjogren's, and GERD. My Rheumatologist discovered it during a routine check, and I listened to folks on various forums giving me bad advice on what it is. A hernia can kill you. They all eventually require surgery and the sooner the better, especially when you have diseases that attack your own inflamed muscle tissue. I see the Surgeon on Tuesday. Good Luck

This question is open for comments.  Please share your opinion.

Comments


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post


 
What users are searching right now on Ask Medical Doctor:
scabies and newborns     diffuse edematous     gallstone     aroundswollenspotabout     Black stings in my nasal mucus occasionally and I am a person who wont get coldeasily Usually cold once in 2 years     NUMBNESSANDTINGLE     cytoplasmic     Search for answers     One kidney and steroids     Left at     extended colon     bloodclog     Search for answers     Proton bombardment     brufen     define bufen     brufen     dermis     Search for a2011 cpt codes and modifier for emerency cesarean sectionnswers     neuurorelief     Smell     photo bavasir     Ihaveathrobbing     cancel     liverdamagewhataresigns     liko     Hormonetherapyafterlap92623 Enter your comments here adrenal     a lot of pain and blood during a bowel movement     Whydoesmyface     inflammationofpancreas     search     1     search     fineinthemorningfeversandfatigueatnight     Search for answers     can you take benegdryl and mucinex together     adsf     Toddler diarrhea for weeks     Search for answers     i want likoria ayurvedic medicine     guilty     Search for answers     blood in stoll after having a baby     istramadol     severepaininthelowerrightgroinandlowerrightpinchingpaininthelowstomach     ideal     septoplasty     how20to20ease20a20sore20throat     Search for answers     hand job     Iexperiencenumbnessfro92656 Enter your comments here possibly     Search for answers     Medication20for20migraine     Search for answers     penis pops during sex resulting in lots of blood     bumps around eye     tirosint     Irecentlyhadadcdone92663 Enter your comments here sift     treatment for itches i men prvate part     painful     Irecentlyhadadcdone92663 Enter your comments here happy     HelloIamveryworrieda92652 Enter your comments here anywhere     Ifeelpain     ambrolites     Anaemia     Search for answers     ihavetinycirclebruisesappearingonmylegandar     Safe     aspergers     lump in the elbow crease of my left arm     hiv     Search for answers     hiv     Search for answers     hiv     tender     ivf     myl     ascud     sinus inflmation     Result bitemeedelf     yellowphlegm     epstein     removal     my3yroldsvaginaisredandsoar     Back     Sudden inner lip dryness     wht     thobbing     lun     post20nasal20drip     Doses     Lisinopril     Schizophrenea     pain     childs     Myrightlegisswollenandisl     Lev     ear     can     

©2011 - Ask Medical Doctor  |  All Rights Reserved
The site is not a replacement for professional medical opinion, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment or making any changes to existing treatment. Do not delay seeking or disregard medical advice based on information written by any author on this site. No health questions and information on AskMedicalDoctor is regulated or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore the information should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease without the supervision of a medical doctor. Posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author, and not the administrators, moderators, or editorial staff and hence AskMedicalDoctor and its principals will accept no liabilities or responsibilities for the statements made.

Home | Terms & Conditions | Contact Us | Frequently Asked Questions | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Advertise with us
Stats