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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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I lay down I get a severe achy pain in middle of chest right below sternum. Worse if I lay on my sides. Hurts all the way to my vocal chords?

Pain: Two options: 1: Have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. or 2: Call your primary doctor's office now and see how quickly you can be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache under my rib cage on the right side. Just below and to the right of the sternum. No gall bladder. ?

I have a dull ache under my rib cage on the right side. Just below and to the right of the sternum. No gall bladder. ?

Ulcer?: In people whose gallbladder is out it is still possible to get right upper quadrant pain under the rib cage. You should see your medical doctor or the surgeon who took out the gall bladder to get a further work up. Would recommend liver function tests and an ultrasound of the liver and common bile duct. Ultimately you should see a doctor who actually knows your medical history and can examine you. ...Read more

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I have an ache deep inside my throat, just above where my left collarbone meets sternum. It feels muscular & it hurts to swallow? Its recurring too.

I have an ache deep inside my throat, just above where my left collarbone meets sternum. It feels muscular & it hurts to swallow? Its recurring too.

Unclear: Seems like this could be a muscular problem, if you have had an injury to your arm or shoulder recently, that may explain it, if it does not go away, it is best to have your doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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Sensation of something stuck, pressure, in ear, throat, and just up and over from sternum, all right side. Similar back ache, same side. ?

Sensation of something stuck, pressure, in ear, throat, and just up and over from sternum, all right side. Similar back ache, same side. ?

Otolaryngologist: If this symptom persists a thorough examination by an otolaryngologist should be done. The throat,ear, and neck will be completely evaluated for inflammation,cysts, enlarged lymph nodes or other growths. ...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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Hiya, I'm so nervous. Bumpiness at back of throat Dull ear and neck ache on right side Feeling of something stuck/lump in throat Pain in sternum, ma?

Hiya,
I'm so nervous. 
Bumpiness at back of throat
Dull ear and neck ache on right side 
Feeling of something stuck/lump in throat
Pain in sternum, ma?

Throat: A great number of patients present to the ENT with bumpiness of the back of the throat. This photograph shows some bumpiness that is associated with lymphoid tissue in the back of the throat. This type of finding can be associated with irritation from post nasal drip or allergies. It can also be associated with viral illness and if persistent should see an ENT or PCP. ...Read more

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Why does my sternum ache every time I get a sore throet?

Why does my sternum ache every time I get a sore throet?

Best to have: yourself checked for possible reflux so treatment can be started to help with your discomfort . ...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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