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Posted by: Maggie | 2011/03/29

Hernia?

Hi Doc

My husband has been battling for two days with what he thinks is a wind stuck in his chest. He says it feels like that same sharp pain one gets when a wind is stuck and you battle to " burp"  it out. The pain is right in the middle of his chest underneath the ribs. He drank Eno''s twice last night hoping for the wind to release, but it didn''t.
He went to bed with this pain, and this morning it''s gone, but started acting up slightly after his morning cup of coffee.
I''m suspecting a hernia??
Our Medical Aid only kicks in 1 April, so we''ll have to wait till then to see a doctor.

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Our expert says:
Expert ImageCyberDoc

Hallo Maggie
It could be a hernia but it could be a heart problem. Please do not wait but see a doctor for an examination asap (and ECG if needed)
Please have a look at this article: http://www.healthcentral.com/heart-disease/patient-guide-44510-6.html
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2011/03/29

Hallo Maggie
It could be a hernia but it could be a heart problem. Please do not wait but see a doctor for an examination asap (and ECG if needed)
Please have a look at this article: http://www.healthcentral.com/heart-disease/patient-guide-44510-6.html
Dr Bets

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