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Posted by: Dumbo | 2004/03/11

Abdominal Pain

I have been getting a dull pain just below my sternum while eating, after a few second it usually dissipates. But just recently it remained for the whole evening and I couldn’t sleep. I have also noticed that now and then when I go to the bathroom it seems that my stool is 'oily'.

Any ideas what the cause might be.

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Dumbo, it might be due to a gallbladder problem and the best would be to have an ultrasound of the upper abdomen done. Depending on what they get, the next step would be to see your doctor or a surgeon. Good luck.

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