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I am having a tightness around my stomach, my body feels as

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I am having a tightness around my stomach, my body feels as if the nerve ends are painful and I fee l very light headed
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

how long has this been going on?

do you have any other symptoms?

take any other medicines?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

two weeks - I only take thyroxine

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
have you had any tests done?

normal bowels?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have had no test - yes bowels are normal

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I should say tightness around the abdomen rib cage area

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
the pain in the stomach and lightheadedness could be a sign of internal bleeding and ulcer

Ulcers can cause pain and blood loss which results in lightheadedness

I recommend you see your GP right away for an exam, blood pressure check and tests of the stool for blood (it is usually microscopic)

that is where I would start as the symptoms are somewhat vague
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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