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Zifi sternum

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Retrosternal pain: More description of symptoms is needed in order to make a differential diagnosis. How long did the pain last? Any associated sweats, arm or jaw pain, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Vital signs: I would suggest starting with your vital signs and evaluating if your heart rhythm is irregular or abnormal during an episode.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
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
Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
GERD?: This could be gastric esophageal reflux disease, or gerd. But, 20 year olds can develop heart diseases... 5, 000 young people 17-2... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shadia Constantine
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Reflux?: Dear ZBriggs, these symptoms sound like gastric reflux to me, even though they could be other things. Many times, reflux doesn't feel like a burning... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Fogel
45 years experience
No: The sternum is not flexible.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Sternal pain: Pain in the sternum can be caused by injury, strain, or inflammation of joints where ribs attach. Pain is aggravated by cough, deep breath, chest move... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Sternum: Depends on the extent of the fracture & complications. Consult your orthopedic doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Several strucures: Off the top of my head some include...The diaphragm, part of the the small intestine, some areas of the heart and pericardium may be sub sternal in so... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is an inflammation of a rib or the cartilage connecting a rib. It is a common cause of chest pain. Try otc nsaids. If it persists ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Sternal Spasms: Vigorous abdominal exercise can strain any of the muscles extending from the bottom of the sternum and ribs to the lower pelvic and pubic bones. Spas... Read More
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