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The middle of my chest hurts when I do push ups or lift weights

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Since you are: on Prilosec it is more likely that your symptoms of pain with pressure or push ups is due to the inflammation of your sternal cartilages ("costochondr... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
There is no uniform: diagnosis that can be obtained over the internet. You will need to be examined and probably have some X-rays or physical therapy evaluation to determi... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Chest pain: Probably musculoskeletal but need an examination to be sure.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Suggest X-rays of sternum and ribs. Possible sternal fracture, but may also have costochondral dysfunction, and either way, it is best to objectify t... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Muscular pain: What you described suggests musculo-skeletal pain. For the short term you may take a pain reliever like acetaminophen. For the long term you should ex... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bayer
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Rib torsion.: Lie down face up. Have friend compress your chest at sternum with downward pressure. See if reproduces pain. Also when experience it try locate it an... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Probably not: There are many famous athletes who historically have done push-ups in their daily routine, including hershel walker and tim tebow ( who would do as ma... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Most likely: Given your age, gender and level of fitness, the most likely cause is "musculoskeletal", that is related to the tendons, bones and muscles in your bod... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: There are a number of causes. You should be evaluated. At age 20 it is unlikely it is cardiac.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
If your symptoms: arise during heavy lifting or running causing you to stop, or are associated with other symptoms then an evaluation is in order.

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