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

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Probably musculoskeletal but need an examination to be sure.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
50 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: There are a number of causes. You should be evaluated. At age 20 it is unlikely it is cardiac.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
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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