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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Check on chest pain: Chest pain is nothing to ignore! the potential origin of your symptoms includes: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, musculoskeletal, pericardium (s ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
10 years experience Family Medicine
Short of breath: Although the pain did not re-occur but you must see a doctor as you have difficulty breathing and still not feeling well. It could be an infection, re ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
39 years experience Hematology and Oncology
An Alien: You may have a deformity in your sternum (example: pectus excavatum) that can sometimes be irritating. If you have discomfort below the "xiphoid" (low ... Read More
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Dr. Kristi Kohl
20 years experience Family Medicine
Chostochondritis?: Irritation or inflammation of the cartilage connecting the sternum and ribs is called chostochondritis. It can be traumatic (most common) or idiopath ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: Chest pain and pressure should always prompt you to be seen in an emergency room immediately.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Recurrence?: Could be a recurrence; or costochondritis(inflammation of the cartillage of the sternum)...Best to let your doctor examine you and discern what exactl ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: Substernal pain associated with the feeling of pressure should be urgently evaluated to make sure it is not if cardiac orgin. I would recommend you b ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Costocondritis.: Pain is probably from the joints between your sternum and the ribs.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neha Agrawal
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Gerd: Probably is heart burn ,ie, gastro esophageal reflux disease.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Chest discomfort: You are diabetic which puts you at high cardiac risk. You should be evaluated for premature CAD. If negative then consider other causes such as GI.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience 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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