Next to the solar plexus, there are several organs – stomach, duodenum, spleen, pancreas, gallbladder, liver. Therefore, severe pain in the solar plexus can be a symptom of the disease of any of these bodies.

What kinds of diseases can cause pain in the solar plexus

Very often the cause of such pain is gastritis or inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach. Gastritis often coexists with duodenitis, i.e., inflammation of the duodenum, which also causes pain.

Severe pain can be caused by a stomach ulcer or duodenal ulcer. In this disease, often an additional symptom of vomiting after which the pain noticeable decreases).

For accurate diagnosis it is recommended to do a gastroscopy. It is quite an unpleasant procedure, but it is better to endure several minutes of discomfort, to determine the cause of pain.Besides, with the help of a gastroscopy may be in time, at an early stage to detect stomach cancer.

Strong, sharp pain in the solar plexus may be caused by an attack of pancreatitis – inflammation of the pancreas. In such cases you should immediately consult a doctor. The delay may lead to irreversible lesions of the pancreas and life.

Often pain in the solar plexus indicate problems with the gall bladder. Only recently, a gallbladder disease was mainly a lot of older people, but now such problems increasingly faced by people middle-aged and even young age. Regular pain can be signs of difficulties with the outflow of bile and the possible formation of stones. If the gall bladder has formed stones, it is necessary to do operation to remove them and in the most severe cases to remove the entire gallbladder.

What to do for pain in the solar plexus

Besides the already mentioned procedure, gastroscopy, it is necessary to do an ultrasound, and if necessary, additional MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). After diagnosis it is necessary to strictly comply with the prescription. In addition to medical therapy (or surgery if absolutely necessary), it is necessary to follow a diet, minimize consumption of alcoholic beverages, to refrain from strong disturbances, stress. And, of course, need to undergo regular re-examination.