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Doctor insights on: Breast Bone Sticks Out

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My breast bone sticks out is there something wrong?

Pectus excavatum: This could be a condition termed pectus excavatum. Seeing a physician could help clarify if this is in fact the case. Usually it is a cosmetic concern but sometimes it can cause breathing related issues albeit rarely. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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What organs are located under breast bone?

What organs are located under breast bone?

Several: Heart and thymus in young people. Bronchii and Great Vessels reside there. Part of the diaphragm is the and the esophagus pass through. Rarely, the upper part of the stomach can herniate there. ...Read more

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Why dose my breast bone hurt when I touch it ?

Why dose my breast bone hurt when I touch it ?

Costrochrondoitis: Need more info. Breastbone may hurt if u have injured it such as in a fall or auto accident. This can even come from pushing on it to see if it hurts. Recommend not touching on it. ...Read more

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My breast bone has been hurting randomly. Why?

My breast bone has been hurting randomly. Why?

Usually not: Common cause of chest pain is costochondritis/ tietz syndrome which is an inflammation of cartilage and bone junction of the ribs with the sternal plate. This causes pain in the breast bone. ...Read more

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How do you treat pain in sternum/ breast bone?

How do you treat pain in sternum/ breast bone?

Provider can: Determine if the cause is costochondritis. If so, nsaid's may be beneficial. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the area below the breast bone?

A number of things: You should see a doctor if it doesn't go away soon. It can range from costochondritis to gastritis or worse. ...Read more

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Whole area on both sides of the breast bone hurts. Why?

Whole area on both sides of the breast bone hurts. Why?

Possibleinflammation: Costochondritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, relapsing polychondritis, can cause localised tenderness with pain, but if not tender could be coming from lung inflammation, lung clot, or even heart sack inflammation (pericarditis) , needs to be worked up. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having severe under right breast bone?

What to do if I'm having severe under right breast bone?

Severe pain?: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more