Gastroenterology Community
31.6k Members
Avatar universal

GI problems, lump

I am a 48 year old female. I am in a pain management program for nerve damage to my brachial plexus and had a Nissan Fundoplication 14 years ago. I have a lump below my sternum that is about 1.5" by 2". I noticed it about 8 weeks ago, but it has gotten larger since. I have severe heartburn and have had a few 3-4 day bouts of vomiting. I have pain in my back at the base of the rib cage usually on the mid left side, but I have also had it on the right of center. I just got over a severe resp. infection that lasted 4 weeks. I am feel like the infection is coming back. I have a foul taste in my throat and have been coughing up small bits of yellow phlem. I am running a fever of 99.6 to 100 most days. I normally am on the low side of normal. I have been getting severe headaches on my right front quarter. I am having a hard time sleeping.
Any thoughts on what could be going on?
I am scheduled for an upper endoscopy at the beginning of June. I just had an ultrasound, but have not gotten the results yet. I am supposed to be going out of the country so I am concerned about what is going on. Any insight would be appreciated.
2 Responses
Avatar universal
Some of your symptoms may suggest that your wrap has become 'undone' or loosened somewhat. It could account for the 'lump' you're experiencing and the severe heartburn. Please check with your doc as soon as possible to help tamp down the fever and respiratory issues.
Avatar universal
Thanks. I thought that was probably the case. I am going to call tomorrow to recheck my resp. infection.
Have an Answer?
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Learn which OTC medications can help relieve your digestive troubles.
Is a gluten-free diet right for you?
Discover common causes of and remedies for heartburn.
This common yet mysterious bowel condition plagues millions of Americans
Don't get burned again. Banish nighttime heartburn with these quick tips
Get answers to your top questions about this pervasive digestive problem