Chicago, IL
A 30-year-old male asked:

Moved forward, had sharp pain go across upper center abdominal area under breastbone. now tender to touch. been this way for 3 month egd u/s ct normal

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Strain: Your normal tests are reassuring that there is no serious pathology. You may have strained abdominal or rib cage muscles or the diaphragm or even had microtears that have not fully healed. I assume you're not experiencing digestive, hiatal hernia or reflux symptoms. If lower chest distress persists, without digestive symptoms, consult a chest surgeon for an opinion.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Dec 26, 2018


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.