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Doctor insights on: 35 Yo Wife Has Pain Below Sternum This Pain Waxes And Wanes Over Past Few Days

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35 yo wife has pain below sternum this pain waxes and wanes over past few days?

35 yo wife has pain below sternum this pain waxes and wanes over past few days?

Below sternum pain: Pain below the sternum as described may be esophageal in nature, & possibly related to spasms of the esophagus muscle. Less likely but certainly concerning would be heart pain--this must be evaluated asap please. Once she is reassured her heart is fine, other considerations then include: esophageal inflammation, mediastinitis, lung & brochial problems, syndrome x, breast disease. Get it checked. ...Read more

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Pain Under Breast Bone (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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44 year old woman has pain in back and under left rib cage. Pain worsens when laying down. Duration for approximately one week.?

44 year old woman has pain in back and under left rib cage. Pain worsens when laying down. Duration for approximately one week.?

Pleurisy or muscular: Most of the time pain in the chest is either from inflammation of the lining of the lungs known as pleurisy or from a muscle pull/strain. ...Read more

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Brief sensation of warmth (lasts maybe a second)r lower abdomen just above groin. Has been happening for the past several hrs, comes and goes) Hx: 56yo w female. Chronic low back pain, mild but lately it's been fairly constant. Swelling r knew and pain (

Brief sensation of warmth (lasts maybe a second)r lower abdomen just above groin. Has been happening for the past several hrs, comes and goes) Hx: 56yo w female. Chronic low back pain,  mild but lately it's been fairly constant. Swelling r knew and pain (

Maybe diverticulitis: There could be a lot of reasons for this but the first one I think it was the reticulitis. It would be best for you to see your physician and get this clarified. There are other conditions that can cause, discomfort. It may be a simple issue but it needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Sharp abdominal pain in lower right side has been here for a few hours is this normal it's gradually getting worse I've been vomiting?

Emergency Department: An 18 yo woman with progressively worse, sharp right lower abdominal pain, associated with vomiting, over a few hours. Patient may have acute appendicitis or other urgent/emergent medical condition. Urge patient to go to nearest Emergency Department promptly. ...Read more

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Reasons for a dull, painful ache in lower /mid side of stomach. Pain comes and goes, it is not debilitating. It's been occurring for over two months. ?

Reasons for a dull, painful ache in lower /mid side of stomach. Pain comes and goes, it is not debilitating. It's been occurring for over two months. ?

Depends: Abdominal pain has many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. More information a complete history and physical is recommended by your doctor if you indeed have these symptoms. Good luck ...Read more

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Had low back pain for ten years, over last year it has been constant and gets worse with activities. Time for surgery?

Had low back pain for ten years, over last year it has been constant and gets worse with activities. Time for surgery?

No: Surgery is considered for back pain if you have cauda equina syndrome, which is pain radiating from your back down your leg to your toes, accompanied by numbness, weakness, muscle loss, diminished reflexes and problems controlling urine, or if you have imaging documented spinal instability or compression of the spinal cord or nerve roots (spinal stenosis). Non-radiating back pain doesn't qualify. ...Read more

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“Hi, I've had an intermittent burning pain under my left shoulder blade for a few months that has recently become more persistent. Worse during eating?

“Hi, I've had an intermittent burning pain under my left shoulder blade for a few months that has recently become more persistent. Worse during eating?

Left not gallbladder: Pain in the left upper back can be from the pancreas, stomach, but very unlikely the gallbladder. Noticing that the pain is worse with eating, movement, breathing is important ...Read more

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Awoken with sharp stabbing pain in centre of chest, pain has lasted all day and area is sore to press, been over 12 hours ?

Awoken with sharp stabbing pain in centre of chest, pain has lasted all day and area is sore to press, been over 12 hours
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Not usually serious: If it hurts to press, then the pain usually not from a heart or a lung problem. I t is usually from the inflammation of the rib and sternum joint or a muscle in that area. Ice application and taking medicines like advil or aleve (naproxen) should help. ...Read more

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Front left neck pain. Very intense for a couple mins then goes away. No lumps no chest pain associated. Has been going on for past 4 days?

Muscle: My first choice is muscle but you need a full evaluation to make the diagnosis. There can be other causes of this like disc, joint. You need to see your physician. ...Read more

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Tugging aching strong pain in navel, comes and goes for a few months. Dr felt no hernia, but 2 months later the pain is back. Little appetite. See dr?

Tugging aching strong pain in navel, comes and goes for a few months. Dr felt no hernia, but 2 months later the pain is back. Little appetite. See dr?

Depend: The question is if you have any other symptoms if you have a digestive complain it could be your small bowel if you ever been pregnant and deliver the navel opening might become wider and trying to close make sure that the naval is dry and not having some drainage that will make it completely different issue it could be a small hernia hard to be felt use warm compressor take Motrin and watch ...Read more

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Sharp throbbing pain in lower right abdomin, comes and goes over past 3 days but worsens each time. Also slight fever and loss of appetite? Help pleas

Sharp throbbing pain in lower right abdomin, comes and goes over past 3 days but worsens each time. Also slight fever and loss of appetite? Help pleas

Acute Appendicitis: You are at the right age, and the location is right for acute appendicitis. If this is the issue, you cannot play around here...Go see your doctor immediately! if not, you will get further information and work with your doctor directly. Again, make a point to take action here, this could get bad for you if you wait. ...Read more

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4 days tender RLQ when pressed, occasional ache/sharp pain that comes and goes after few seconds. Not severe, anxiety history, dr said watch, concern?

RLQ pain: The issue most concerning with RLQ pain is the appendix. Usually feverish, more intense pain, etc. would raise concern for an appendix issue (inflammation/infection). As you stated, the Doc examined you, so it sounds like the "watchful" advice is fine. Any fever, worsening pain etc-go to the Emergency Room. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Cough for 6 weeks. Now have headache, 4+ days, more like pains in my head, worse when cough. For 6+ years sometimes had pain above l eye when pressed?

Cough for 6 weeks. Now have headache, 4+ days, more like pains in my head, worse when cough. For 6+ years sometimes had pain above l eye when pressed?

Cough: See your doctor for the cough and makes sure you dont have pneumonia or cough asthma.For the headaches steam, saline sprays, OTC decongestants(dont take them late at night) and ibuprofen will help. For that long term above the eye pain you should get a ct scan sinuses to check for chronic sinusitis ...Read more

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I am a 42 year old woman who has been experiencing some discomfort in chest area and abdomen the whole week. It travels around, sometime it's above br?

I am a 42 year old woman who has been experiencing some discomfort in chest area and abdomen the whole week. It travels around, sometime it's above br?

Time to see doctor: Chest pain means she should talk with her doctor, or go to an ER if pain is moderate or worse. In young adults aged 20-35 years, chest pain is less likely a heart attack, but many people in their 40's have a surprise heart attack. If it turns out to be anginal heart pain, costochondritis, myocarditis, anxiety attack symptoms, collapsed lung, or stomach reflux, the ER can help determine the cause. ...Read more

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