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Have pain in chest at bottom of sternum and directly behind in the back?

Have pain in chest at bottom of sternum and directly behind in the back?

Chest pain: How old are you? how long do you hurt and what is the severity, quality of the pain, do you have any associated medical problem? with the minimal information you had given there is variety of condition could be considered ranging from benign chondritis, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, pericarditis,pleuritis, severe problem like aortic dissection. Call the consult line to discuss in detail or see your ...Read more

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Chest pain in the middle.?

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Chest pain in the middle.?

Depends on factors: Chest discomfort behind the breastbone can be from many causes. For example, spontaneous, sharp, evanescent chest discomfort with breathing has different implications than effort chest pressure associated with other symptoms. Age and risk factors are important as well. Most prudent to get a formal evaluation to avoid minimizing what may be a more serious underlying cause. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the centre of the chest just under the rib cage?

Sharp pain in the centre of the chest just under the rib cage?

More details?: Chest pain is always of concern although at your age, I would focus more on some muscular sprain. However cardiac disease , reflux disease can also cause chest pain. If the problem persists, see a doctor. This should not be ignored especially if you have a strong family history of heart disease in the family. ...Read more

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Dull neck pain in the back of the neck on the right side where shoulder meets. Sharp pain when swallowing in that area.

See a physician: This may be something as simple as a rib that is out place, but with a sharp pain during swallowing, i would recommend seeing a physician and having an examination, possibly imaging to make sure something more serious is not occurring. If everything bad is ruled out, then consider manipulation and physical therapy. Again, i would first recommend evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Fell, sharp pain in the base of skull?

Fell, sharp pain in the base of skull?

Ice application: If you have pain at the base of the head, try icing the area for a few minutes (5-7 minutes) and see if it helps. You will most likely benefit from tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If it is a severe headache with any other symptoms, contact your pcp. If you just sustained the injury, depending on the severity, you might even want to go to the er. ...Read more

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Pain in the left shoulder and front chest?

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ER now: Without more information, I would recommend ER evaluation. It could still just be muscular, especially if pain is when you move your shoulder and you feel muscle tugging at the chest wall. but with your age I wouldn‘t take chances. ...Read more

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What causes a dull ache in ribs just under right breast?Pain sometimes shoots to the center of chest between breasts, or dull ache in xyphoid area.

What causes a dull ache in ribs just under right breast?Pain sometimes shoots to the center of chest between breasts, or dull ache in xyphoid area.

Many things: This could related to a soft tissue injury with referred pain. It could also be related to irritation of one of the intercostal nerves, which can sometimes be related to recurrent chickenpox(so called zoster). It could be lung related inflammation and damage too. To be honest, you'd be best suited to be evaluated in person. If you develop shortness of breath seek a more urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain across right rib cage at the back and radiating around to the front. General pain and discomfort across middle abdomen and slight nausea?

Pain across right rib cage at the back and radiating around to the front. General pain and discomfort across middle abdomen and slight nausea?

Have a gallbladder?: Don't know but gallbladder pain can start on the front on the right and go to the back but occasionally from front to back and usually always in the upper middle. It can radiate to the right shoulder and is worse when you are flat, and after eating a fatty meal and taking a deep breath. Constipation can mimic this pain described too. ( round, hard poop, straining ?). ...Read more

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Pain in the front of my shoulder?

Pain in the front of my shoulder?

Tendinitis: In a 17 years old the pain in front of the shoulder isist likely yo bd tendinitis. It is treated with anti inflammatory meds and physical therapy. See your PCP of a physical therapist. ...Read more

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Pain in the middle of the chest closer to the left side?

See doctor: You need to see doctor for proper evaluation because it may be musculoskeletal source, may be heart, anxiety or reflux as well. ...Read more

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Whats pain in front of the chest bone?

We have to be: Carefull, of the cardiac origin, if we adress that then most likely gerd.Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus). The backwash of acid irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes gerd signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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Having pain in both upper side of my rib cage in the back?

Having pain in both upper side of my rib cage in the back?

Radiculopathy: The common causes of bilateral upper back pain are musculoskeletal and referred nerve pain called radiculopathy from underlying vertebral or spine disease (e.g. osteoarthritis, compression fracture or nerve entrapment). Based on age and other risk factors it rarely could be a manifestation of underlying heart or lung disease. Talk to your PCP for a Neck- Thoracic spine X-ray and ECG. ...Read more

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Tightness and stabbing pain in my back when inhaling. Located posterior to the sternum in what feels like possibly the mediastinum?

Pleurisy: This pain can be from a variety of illnesses, such as lung infection, acid reflux, etc. You need to see your doctor for a diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in middle of stomach and under rib cage?

Pain in middle of stomach and under rib cage?

GERD,ULCer & more.: These r a few common causes, also gastritis, esophageal diverticulum. U need 2 b cn buy a gastroenterologist . 2 avoid serious complications. Get in 4 an evaluation ...Read more

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Chest discomfort feeling of stock in the throat what is the problem there pain radiates in the back?

Chest discomfort feeling of stock in the throat what is the problem there pain radiates in the back?

Emergent Evaluation: Symptoms as described here (without any other information) require emergent evaluation in an emergency room - the primary concern being lac of oxygen to the heart muscle or "heart attack". Symptoms as described can represent other conditions, but the issues with the heart must be ruled out first. ...Read more

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I have pains in my abdomen the in the front and back under the ribcage at the bottom. ?

I have pains in my abdomen the in the front and back under the ribcage at the bottom. ?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BE ...Read more

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I am having a dull ache in my sternum (mid-center), not constant, and am worried what the cause might be. The underside of my breasts ache as well as the sides. ?

I am having a dull ache in my sternum (mid-center), not constant, and am worried what the cause might be. The underside of my breasts ache as well as the sides.

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Not too concerned: Chest pain in your age group is usually due to muscle pain or stress related. Go see your doctor and suggest an ekg just to be sure it's not heart related. Acid reflux symptoms usually present with burning pain in center of the chest, aggravated by eating spicy foods and intake of caffeinated and alcohol drinks. Quit smoking if you do smoke. ...Read more

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Ache in ribs and went to sleep an then woke up shivering and I had warm clothes on? An have ache near my sternum

Ache: If you have a fever with coughing spells, you may need to see a doctor as this pains may represent in infection in you lung or pleura. Otherwise, it may be a soft tissue problems of strain or inflammation. ...Read more

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Ache in sternum when I lean my head back it's worse in morning been few months not painful just a strange ache ?

Ache in sternum when I lean my head back it's worse in morning  been few months not painful just a strange ache ?

Unusual: Such an unusual discomfort may be due to stretching of muscles and/or ligaments in the neck and upper rib cage. Have you been doing any exercises or weight lifting that could be straining these muscles or ligaments? If so, avoid putting stress on the upper chest area to see if the symptoms resolve. See your Physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What can give you a dull ache 3inches above your sternum intermitent but not when swallowing dr?

What can give you a dull ache 3inches above your sternum intermitent but not when swallowing dr?

See a doctor: An intermittent dull ache in the upper chest could signal angina ( heart pain related to reduced blood flow). Your doctor will take a history , perform an examination and order tests to sort this out. ...Read more

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Dull stomach ache at base of sternum, lots of belching. What is it?

Dull stomach ache at base of sternum, lots of belching. What is it?

Common is common: This combination is quite frequently indicative of gallbladder disease, especially if the symptoms occur or worsen with fatty and greasy foods. Peptic ulcer disease, gastritis, or gastric emptying problems are also possibilities. Speak to your doctor, and be prepared to detail your symptoms and associated activities. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dull stomach ache at base of sternum, beltching, comes and goes. Pain is not severe. Normal appetite. What is it?

Dull stomach ache at base of sternum, beltching, comes and goes. Pain is not severe. Normal appetite. What is it?

??Gastritis: At age 25, possibly gastritis from certain foods or meds. But it may be other things as well, gallbladder disease, pancreatitis. Watch diet , take some prevacid, (lansoprazole) if not better or worse need sonogram, and of course must see your doctor. ...Read more

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I get panic attacks, occasional ache at bottom of sternum, burping, hot flashes then chills. Had an EKG and blood test, came out normal. Just turned 45. What could be wrong?

I get panic attacks, occasional ache at bottom of sternum, burping, hot flashes then chills. Had an EKG and blood test, came  out normal. Just turned 45. What could be wrong?

Need more info: If you are a woman, you could be going through menopause. Conventional "panic attacks" can casue the symptoms you described. If you doctor has ruled out organic causes for the syptoms you described you should discuss the option of seeking psych care. ...Read more

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Cough sore throat pain on breathing in upper back on left side and a dull ache around sternum what do you reccommend?

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Cough sore throat pain on breathing in upper back on left side and a dull ache around sternum what do you reccommend?

Seeing a doctor: it can still be a viral respiratory tract infection, but better get seen for the different symptoms you have, best wishes ...Read more

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Dull ache the bottom of my rib cage both sides I have also been having a ache in my groin an my sternum never had problems before was fit a healthy ?

Vague: Unfortunately these are vague and spread out symptoms which could represent muscle/ligament sprains, abdominal pathology, urologic conditions, etc. I would recommend seeing a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What'sthis weird stabing kind of ache when I breath in near sternum 5month lung tests clear and Ecg clear I don't have anxiety either i don't think?


What'sthis weird stabing kind of ache when I breath in near sternum 5month lung tests clear and Ecg clear I don't have anxiety either i don't think?

Are you hypermobile: ex: can you place your palms on the floor bending over, hyperextend your knees, elbows etc? If so you may have a connective tissue disorder and pain related to dislocation of the joint where the rib articulates with the sternum. ...Read more

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Did ab workout 2 days ago.Dull ache top ribs under breast and sternum.Ache increases to touch.Heart related or pulled muscles?

Did ab workout 2 days ago.Dull ache top ribs under breast and sternum.Ache increases to touch.Heart related or pulled muscles?

Likely or possible?: It is likely musculoskeletal (given brief history provided), but your symptoms are fairly nonspecific and could run the gamut from benign to life-threatening. For it to be your heart, given your age (and without other risk factor availability), i would think it is unlikely this is your heart; however, i would followup with your physician to provide a more in-depth discussion. ...Read more

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I get sharp pains behind lower sternum & also an ache that affects my back at the same level. Both come and go at the same time.

Concerning : Please get a full check and making sure the pain is non-cardiovascular in etiology. Please follow up with pcp and rule out CAD and aortic aneurysm. ...Read more

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Can pain in my sternum be caused by stress from the day before? It's not severe. Just sore like. P.S. I'm not sick, no coughing or anything

Can pain in my sternum be caused by stress from the day before? It's not severe. Just sore like. P.S. I'm not sick, no coughing or anything

Sternal pain: It may or may not becaused by stress. You mave have a benign condition known as costo-chondritis which is an inflammation of the cartilage connecting the ribs to the sternum. Ibuprofen can be used for pain relief. ...Read more

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I have a protruding sternum and noticed it since I was about 12 now I'm 28 and notice it's getting worse and at time causing aches. What are my option?

Pectus carinatum: It sounds like what you have is: pectus carinatum. It doesn't cause any medical problems or shorten your life. In extreme cases, it can be corrected surgically. Or there are braces you can try, which may alleviate your discomfort. Typically it stops changing after you stop growing as a teenager, but a specialist can take measurements and fit a brace. ...Read more

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Hi,I've been having aches and small discomfort on the top of my sternum,sometimes it feels l have to stretch to make the pain go away. Georgina ?

Hi,I've been having aches and small discomfort on the top of my sternum,sometimes it feels l have to stretch to make the pain go away.
Georgina ?

Sounds rather benign: But if you develop any associated symptoms, like sharp pain or Shortness of breath, then You must be seen in an ER. Aches and discomfort are rather common and we all have almost daily, and keeping muscles strong and doing stretching exercises is certainly helpful in keeping these minor aches and pains away. Good Luck. ...Read more