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What is the definition or description of: pain under breast bone?

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Dr. Edward Hellman answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

The sternum is sometimes referred to as the "breastbone". Pain under the breast bone would medically referred to as substernal pain. Although there are multiple causes, cardiac and pulmonary sources need to be ruled out.

Answered Oct 29, 2017

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