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Hey everyone,

Can anyone help me work out what's wrong with me?

I'm a 44 year old male, good diet, don't smoke, no drugs, very little alcohol.
This past few months I'm getting a lot of symptoms in my chest/stomach area including:

1. Fullness in chest and swollen feeling in oesophagus
2. Shortness of breath, difficulty getting a full breath
3. Belching
4. Jagged sensation in left of thorax under left rib which extends up to throat
5. Can't yawn and sometimes can't belch
6. Sensation of something 'stuck' in oesophagus/top of stomach

I have no heartburn, regurgitation or any obvious pain.
Waiting on GI appointment but I've been told this may not happen for quite some time due to Coronavirus.
Recent blood tests were ok apart from iron readings which showed high bilirubin, high ferritin, high iron, high transferrin saturation and abnormally low UIBC (unsaturated iron binding capacity). I have 1 of the genes for haemochromatosis but not the required 2 to be symptomatic.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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I have similar symptoms. I am trying to find out. I was diagnosed with diastasis recti. Showed on MRI imaging. Only a 3 cm wide tear down abdomen but seems to be giving me many symptoms. I am now getting full CT scan from chest to sternum. This scan includes chest, abdomen, pelvis in one image. The surgeon wants to see what else is going on. Maybe hernias under ribs. Have you found out more?
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