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Breast Bone Tenderness
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 have chest discomfort in the center of my chest a little on left. Its about 2 inches above the breast bone. It is tender to the touch. Feels kind of like a sore. It lasted all night at work, but now the pain isnt really there even when i touch the area.
Likely muscular: Hello, if you can really pinpoint almost exactly where the pain is located on your chest (i.e. 2 inches above the breast bone), than it is likely rib pain or some sort of muscular chest wall pain. Do you lift weights or work out? I would rest for a few days, take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen if it comes back again. It does not sound concerning for heart pain. Hope that helps! ...Read more
I have sudden pain top of right breast bone.Pain is constant, also feels tender to touch and worsens when i extend my arm forward should I be concerned?
I have a lump under my breast bone that is severely painful especially when i eat the lump moves and is tender and i feel a sharp pain from it?
Normal...: It is your Xiphoid process. Leave it alone.....it will not bother you. More you touch it worse it will be. See PMD if too worried. ...Read more
What to do if I have breast bone that is also sore and tender. Is more likely that I have thyroid nodule (s)?
Doubtful: Tenderness of the breastbone and thyroid nodules usually have nothing to do with each other. If you have tenderness to the breastbone, please see your doctor you may need an x-ray and definitely you need a physical exam to evaluate the problem. If you have thyroid nodules, you also need to see your doctor for the proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I feel sore and stiff on left side of body. My neck,arm and upper chest. I have tender areas on my breast bone and upper arm when touched or knocked.
Exam: Please call your physician for a physical exam and blood testing. ...Read more