YANMD advice for the uninsured please
November 4, 2010 1:39 PM Subscribe
Dull achey pain somewhere just below my chest for over 24 hours. No insurance, YANMD, what could it be?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (12 answers total)
Two days ago, I had some homemade hot cocoa with milk and within about 20 minutes experienced what generally felt like it didn't agree with my stomach.
Yesterday, mid-late afternoon, after eating leftover green beans and brown rice, I experienced a similar achey pain that you typically get feel from eating something that may not have been so fresh (but I ate it the day before, and felt fine - hours apart from the hot cocoa).
This achey feeling has persisted now for over 24 hours, constantly. It doesn't so much feel like "oh my stomach hurts" but now feels like something (food? air?) is stuck somewhere. It isn't severely painful, it's more like a dull achey light pain, hurts more when I lean forward, and hurts more for a moment when I burp.
It feels like the achiness is sort of middle of my chest - below my breasts, but a few of inches above my belly-button. It doesn't feel like it radiates towards any side, or my back, but is stagnant to the middle and not a fairly large area.
I don't know what's going on, but now that the achey feeling has lasted for more than a day I'm beginning to get worried. No insurance, no prior health issues, 30 year old female, in otherwise great health. I take no medications besides the oral contraception, and only take anti-histamines and ibuprofen sparingly (once a month or so, and not recently).
What is going on with me? Should I be really concerned?