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Why my breast bone is so tender?

Why my breast bone is so tender?

Possibly: Chostochondritis. If you have continued pain get eval. ...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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What to do if I have breast bone that is also sore and tender. Is more likely that I have thyroid nodule (s)?

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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Breast bone that is also sore and tender. Is more likely that I have thyroid nodule, what to do?

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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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?

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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Diagnosed with GERD, have tender abdomen from belly button to breast bone & painful, cramp like symptoms when bending or leaning over. GERD related?

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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CT shows thickening of colon? Originally went in for stomach pains & burning in stomach. Ultra sound is good. Tenderness under breast bone above belly

CT shows thickening of colon? Originally went in for stomach pains & burning in stomach. Ultra sound is good. Tenderness under breast bone above belly

This is a: very nonspecific finding that can be due to a wide range of inflammatory, infectious, vascular, or neoplastic processes. Common causes are various types of colitis. ...Read more

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These are a few of my symptoms for the last 3 months, body rash including itchy skin, tachycardia, afib, flushed hot feeling running through blood, muscle aches, diarrhea and tenderness below breast bone. What could it be?

These are a few of my symptoms for the last 3 months, body rash including itchy skin, tachycardia, afib, flushed hot feeling running through blood, muscle aches, diarrhea and tenderness below breast bone. What could it be?

Too many to ananlyze: When a wide range of symptoms, affecting more than one body area occur, endocrine or neurological issues come to mind. I would recommend an internist or an endocrinologist evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a knot under your breast bone? I have a knot right under my breast bone and at times its sore and I have troble breathing because of it.

Not : Not exactly sure what you are referring to as a knot. At the bottom of the breast bone (sternum) there is cartilage that hardens with age. It is called the xiphoid process. I don’t know if what you are describing as a knot is your xiphoid process. Xiphoid syndrome is when that area becomes painful. Does it hurt more after you eat a large meal or if you move in a particular way (such as lifting something or bending over)? Possibly, it hurts when you breath in and out. Sometimes the doctor doesn’t figure out a reason why it is hurting but sometimes it may due to other medical conditions; like problems with your heart or your gallbladder. On the other hand, maybe what you are feeling is a knot and not your xiphoid process. The best way to find out is to see your doctor and be examined. ...Read more

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What can I do to investigate the cause of a sore breast bone, on the left side only?

What can I do to investigate the cause of a sore breast bone, on the left side only?

See your doctor: He/she will listen to you, perform an exam, possibly run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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