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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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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?

 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 more

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Pain in the upper left side under the breast bone?

More info: Lots of tissue and organs in that area muscle, ribs, lung, nodes, and heart may cause discomfort. ...Read more

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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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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

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What to do if I have an enlarged breast bone. What does that mean?

Breast "bone"?: The breast is made up of soft tissue which includes glands and fat. The sternum is the bone in the center of your chest which connects the ribs. An "enlarged" sternum can cause the chest cavity to "stick out". ...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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I have a little bit of pain right under my breast bone, comes and goes doesn't hurt a lot just uncomfortable, ?

I have a little bit of pain right under my breast bone, comes and goes doesn't hurt a lot just uncomfortable, ?

Seek attention: If no shortness of breath, likely musculoskeletal . Try otc Motrin for 2 weeks and seek immediate attention if worsens. ...Read more

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