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Pain just under sternum

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Acid reflux: Are you on any medications? How old are you/ For reflu would try prevecid 30 mg a day and ranitidine 150 mg a day also for the first 2 days try maal ... Read More

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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience in Cardiology
Pain: Clearly all is not fine;it's possible you have esophagus pain;stay engaged with your physicians till the cause is found and treated
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
32 years experience in Family Medicine
See a GI doctor: Pain in that are can be due to ulcers, gall bladder problems or pancreatitis. A gastroenterologist can find out fairly quickly.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. You can try drinking slightly flattened ginger ale or eating crystalized ginger. You can make ginger tea by pouring boiling water over freshly ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Chest pain: You are correct that at your age this isn't likely to be heart. It could be costochondritis or perhaps esophageal reflex. If this is a regular occuren ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
33 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Sternal bone pain is frequently musculoskeletal in origin. If the pain can be produced or worsened by pushing on sternum (or more commonly on the join ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andras Koser
39 years experience in Internal Medicine
See a doctor now: It could be angina. Have it checked, do not delay.
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
ER can evaluate: A older person with severe pain at the breastbone or below it should go to the ER to be evaluated. Pains can come from a heart problem (serious!), the ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are a number of possibilities and I would not hesitate to be seen for am accurate diagnosis. Among the more common conditions is reflux disease ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Vital signs: I would suggest starting with your vital signs and evaluating if your heart rhythm is irregular or abnormal during an episode.

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