A 41-year-old female asked:
occasionally i get a sharp nagging pain on my breastbone. at times it is hard to breathe when that happens what could be the cause?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Corey Clay answered
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Need more info: Causes of breast-bone pain vary greatly. Can be as simple as irritation of the muscle/ligaments/bone in the chest wall or heartburn; and it can be as serious as pending heart attack or inflammation in the lining around the heart and lungs. Persistent cough can cause irritation and I notice you may have chronic sinus/cough. Consider virtual consult for one-on-one discussion.
Answered on Mar 20, 2015
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