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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Why my breast bone is so tender?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Why my breast bone is so tender?

Possibly: Chostochondritis. If you have continued pain get eval. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Shehzad Malik
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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.

Dr. Shehzad Malik
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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 or Ibuprofen if it comes back again. It does not sound concerning for heart pain. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Dale Kristle
Board Certified, Gynecology
35 years in practice
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Dr. Joseph Warren
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
35 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Joseph Warren
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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?

Be concerned: There may be a pulled nerve in your neck causing a "peripheral neuropathy" that worsens when you extend your arm forward. See a neurologist. An MRI might be ordered to find the nerve that is being pulled or compressed. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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What to do if I have breast bone that is also sore and tender. Is more likely that I have thyroid nodule (s)?

Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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

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Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
40 years in practice
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Breast bone that is also sore and tender. Is more likely that I have thyroid nodule, what to do?

Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
40 years in practice
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Breast bone that is also sore and tender. Is more likely that I have thyroid nodule, what to do?

Not enough info: Without knowing your detaisl like age duration etc it hard to say but thyroid nodule is felt in the neck above your breast bone and majority of times the thyroid nodule is not painful with few exceptions.If you are concerned please check with your family doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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A lump has formed under the skin, upper abdomen, below breast bone, between the lower rib cage. Slightly tender to the touch. Weight lose of 20lbs?

Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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A lump has formed under the skin, upper abdomen, below breast bone, between the lower rib cage.  Slightly tender to the touch.  Weight lose of 20lbs?

Xiphoid: there is a structure of cartilage there, and hernias can develop there. Suspect weight loss has allowed you to feel the xiphoid bone better. Easy for your pcp to determine. ...Read more

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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Diagnosed with GERD, have tender abdomen from belly button to breast bone & painful, cramp like symptoms when bending or leaning over. GERD related?

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Diagnosed with GERD, have tender abdomen from belly button to breast bone & painful, cramp like symptoms when bending or leaning over. GERD related?

Gerd and could have: Gastritis. Usual management will be 4 to weeks of trial proton pump inhibitor, GERD standard precautions, if smoker consider quitting, Upright after meals, regular small meals, use of antacids. If treatment fails GI evaluation is indicated ...Read more

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Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Board Certified, Family Medicine
40 years in practice
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Is it possible if a 29 y/o man suffering costochondritis?i feel pain & tenderness when pushing my rib cage or breast bone.almost 3 years.ecg echo okay

Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Board Certified, Family Medicine
40 years in practice
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Is it possible if a 29 y/o man suffering costochondritis?i feel pain & tenderness when pushing my rib cage or breast bone.almost 3 years.ecg echo okay

Yes: Any patient can suffer osteochronditis male or female and the best treatment is take Anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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