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May be: Something called chostocondritis which is an inflammation of the cartilage between your ribs and sternum. However, any chest pain should be assessed by a physician to make sure there is not a cardiac cause. My recommendation would be to see a physician as soon as possible to make sure you do not have any cardiac issues, then chase down an injection for chostocondritis if there are no other issues. ...Read more
I am having chest pain around the breast plate, also in the middle of my chest, i also feel it in my back, should I be concerned?
After working an 12 hour shift, I came home to realize that when I bend over the left part of my breast plate and back hurt extremely bad, any ideas?
Muscle: This sounds like muscle strain. It depends on what type of work you were doing. Were you lifiting? Do you exercise and thus are you in shape? That could help prevent this. You can try either heat or ice to the sore areas, try some tylenol (acetaminophen) and if this does not help call your physicians to help clarify your pains. ...Read more
I g get a twinge under my tongue occasionally. Sometimes when this happens it radiates towards my breast plate . What could this be?
Spasm: This may be a muscular spasm in the throat causing some radiation to the esophagus which sits behind the sternum(breast bone). This cramp is analogous to the Charley horse occurring in other muscles. These throat or esophageal spasms are short lived and unless they occur frequently, are nuisances rather than anything serious. If symptoms occur repeatedly see your physician for advice. ...Read more
Yes: If this is you, go see a doctor and get a chest x-ray. ...Read more
A 48 year old male: With those symptoms should be seen very soon preferably in the accident ward (ed) and let them tell you what it is not. Chest pains at your age should not b e taken lightly. ...Read more
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