A 36-year-old male asked:
i have a feeling of pressure directly under my sternum. when i push with my hand i feel slight pain. after i burp i feel slight relief for a few seconds. this sensation continues whenever i breath out.
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Chest pain: Pressure under the sternum is always of concern. Heart issues always a concern either angina, ACS or pericarditis or pericardial effusion. The espophagus lies behind the heart and problems such as reflux can cause chest pressure. Respiratory issues such as bronchospasm can be sensed as pressure.
100 viewsAnswered Feb 17, 2020
Last updated Feb 18, 2020
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