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lump below sternum chest pain

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
It sounds like you: have some kind of a chest wall problem. You need to see a health care provider for an evaluation. This does not sound like a cardiac or pulmonary issu ... Read More

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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Chest lump: The chest lump could be from a external turmor (lipoma), or it could be associated with some swelling from your lung, mediastinum or heart. If this i ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Muscle: My first choice is muscle but you need a full evaluation to make the diagnosis. There can be other causes of this like disc, joint. You need to se ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Chest pain: This is either anxiety or stress. Or a muscle injury from exercise or other trauma.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience in Cardiology
Chest pain: It could be gastritis, or reflux disease or musculoskeletal or cardiac. You need to consult your physician.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
ER now!: Go to the er now! this could be heart related, an aortic problem, a pulmonary embolism (lung clot), or less severe - an infection or reflux disease. B ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gavin Noble
21 years experience in Cardiology
Probably muscle: At age 29 it's probably muscle pain or a cramp. It could be a heart rhythm issue or lung infection depending on other symptoms. If it continues, ple ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Pains: Several things n that area-lungs, stomach, ribs, spleen, etc. You need a full History and physical with steady pain to properly diagnose what you may ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
More info: need to know how long, is it better or worse with food/activity/other, are there other associated symptoms, does pain radiate up/down/left/right/throu ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience in Pulmonology
Need to have a: basic exam and a chest xray to diagnose your condition. An EKG is needed for the chest pressure.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Possible: Your gallbladder and liver are just below the right ribs and can cause pain that radiates to the chest. This pain would typically occur after eating.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Hulett
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Burning pain: Have you experienced a rash in that same area? You are describing the pain that one sees with shingles. The pain will follow the path of a nerve aff ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Lump on ribcage: You should have this lump checked by a doctor to diagnosis whether or not it is a problem.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Hard to tell: It is difficult to be specific diagnostically when the symptoms are so vague. This could be many different things including musical skeletal, splenic, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
could be: Also: gall stones, biliary duct obstruction. Pleurisy, muscular pain, shingles, intercostal neuritis, myofascial syndrome, or even an atypical present ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience in General Surgery
Kidney: There are several diseases that can cause pain in this area. Kidney stones are the first thing that came to mind when i read your question but infecti ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Can be anything: from angina, pleurisy, neuralgia, gerd, shingles, etc. It is best to consult with your physician to make sure that it is nothing serious.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
Abdominal pain: At your age, this should be investigated by your doctor to make sure there is nothing serious going on.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Pains: If you can see your primary doctor within a day that should be OK. If there is any delay please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facilit ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Owen
40 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Need more info: Not enough detail to provide reasoned response. Age? Sex? Known medical problems? Current medications? When started? Any injury/trauma/new exercise or ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Vague question: Your question is too vague. Please be a little mor explicit. There are numerous causes of chest and armpit pain.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
More likely : Musculoskeletal but GI also possible.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Could be GI related: Spleen, colon, ; stomach r located here, so c ur pcp and b checked 4 a cause. In meantime, try an antacid ; c if u get relief. If so most likely GI re ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience in Internal Medicine
Well : What's your question. Generally with Costochondritos there is tenderness in a fixed location and in your rib cage.consult to Dr. face-to-face for sp ... Read More

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