Bloated feeling, pulsing below my sternum

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Like the title says, I've been feeling this for weeks now, the more I try to ignore these symptoms they keep making themselves known. Not only that but with the throbbing sensation below my sternum it feels like something is pressing against my diaphragm or its rigid. If any of you suffer from health anxiety or anxiety in general, is this normal to feel this? I'm scared of it being an aortic aneurysm and I feel like I can't exercise or live worry-free with these symptoms.

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    It can be due to bacterial infection ( like Hpylori ) , or may be created by food allergy. You may need to consult a doctor, who will most probably suggest you endoscopy, ultrasound, breath test and blood test.

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      I talked with my doctor about it, he thinks with my anxiety and stress it could be IBS, but I'm starting to think this might be candida overgrowth. I drink slightly diluted apple cider vinegar and it seems to help some, though it doesn't help that my eating habits are bad. I'll try ACV all week without fast food to see if this gets better.

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    Hello, ive been having the same issue. I had 3 endoscopies which revealed gastritis due to h ypylori but the 3 most recent endoscopy revealed nothing everything came out normal even gastritis healed

    But i still feel the same thing. Alot of gas below sternum but little to no pain.

    Are your stools normal?

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    Hi,

    Earlier this year I had the throbbing in my sternum along with pain in my left arm and feeling shaky and ill. I also had terrible heartburn. I went on a strict low fat diet avoiding all red meat, caffeine and carbonated drinks and took Omeprazole twice a day. After several weeks I had an endoscopy and the only finding was a Helicobacter Pylori infection. I was prescribed the triple antibiotic therapy and made a good recovery.

    Hope you do too.

    Good luck

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    ive battled with H Pylori and its a bacterial infection in the stomach. its a little different than a normal infection. you need h pylori in your stomach as part of your bacteria ecosystem to help break down food and such, but if they bacteria grows too much, it completely takes over the good bacteria and hinders your ability to easily digest foods and pass gas. you will get bloated from just drinking water, thats how crazy it is. usually no fever or bed rest. you take what is called a prev pack, which is a 14 day antibiotic treatment. usually you take 3 antibiotics twice a day along with a prevacid. you could also have a hiatal hernia and if its strangulated that could be why you feel the pulse feeling which would be the blood trying to pulsate through the hernia.

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