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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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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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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 causes severe pain below the breast bone in the middle?

Xyphodynia: That's a painful process involving the cartilage below the sternum. See a pain anesthesiologist. Get your pcp to refer you. ...Read more

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My breast bone hurts when I breathe deeply, and also my back?

My breast bone hurts when I breathe deeply, and also my back?

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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I have a pain under my left breast bone. What does that mean or what could that be?

Assume difficult: Pain in that area is cardiac until proven otherwise. If not its musculoskeletal. Check your bra tightness, take 2 alave 2 x per day if u can. If you have pain with exertion, shortness of breath think cardiac, if not its your muscles in your rib cage most likely. ...Read more

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What can cause breast bone pain?

Several reasons: Costochondritis a benign inflammation of one or more of the costal cartilages. Heart attack: a sudden and sometimes fatal occurrence of coronary thrombosis, typically resulting in the death of part of a heart muscle. Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Truma to the bone could result in fracture. Arthritis could cause pain in the area. ...Read more

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An eso diverticulum found on the level of the 8th breast bone. Where is it?

An eso diverticulum found on the level of the 8th breast bone. Where is it?

Lower esophagus...: ...just above stomach. Hi. Your gastroenterologist who did the EGD or the barium swallow will be able to explain it to you and to recommend treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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