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Breast Bone Sticks Out
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
i am having pains like sharp high above my breast bone on the left side now today it has moved to the right sometimes what could this be?
Is it tender?: If the area around your breast bone/ribs is tender to touch you may be suffering from a benign inflammation of the area known as "costochondritis". Over the counter anti-inflammatories and local heat may go long ways to help resolve the symptoms. If the pain is not reproducible to palpation, gets worse with exercise or by taking a deep breath you need to see your MD as soon as possible ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
When I press firmly on my breast bone like the sternum between my breasts it hurts. Is that normal?
Bone pain: It is a very superficial bone with no muscle overlying it. It is normal for it to be tender if you push hard enough. If you feel that the pain is out of proportion to the amount of pressure you are applying then you should get an x-ray and your doctor may also feel a CT scan and MRI are also necessary. ...Read more
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