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Sharp pain in the centre of the chest just under the rib cage?

Sharp pain in the centre of the chest just under the rib cage?

More details?: Chest pain is always of concern although at your age, I would focus more on some muscular sprain. However cardiac disease , reflux disease can also cause chest pain. If the problem persists, see a doctor. This should not be ignored especially if you have a strong family history of heart disease in the family. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Pain in the rib wall where the rib cage makes a corner?

Pain in the rib wall where the rib cage makes a corner?

Need chest xray: They could be several reason for pain in the rib, from trauma, metabolic, tumor, inflamatory, infectious, perhaps intraabominal or intrathoraxic pathology.Need a lot more detatails about this pain characteristics.Recomended to seeyour fp and chest x-ray.May need more diagnostic testing such as ct scan and or bone scan. ...Read more

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Lump on rib cage just under collar bone in the middle of chest?

Lump on rib cage just under collar bone in the middle of chest?

Impossible to: tell just by this description. Soft tissue mass in this area is most likely lipoma, but it could be abnormally enlarged lymph node caused by infection or tumor. Have your doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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Have pain in chest at bottom of sternum and directly behind in the back?

Chest pain: How old are you? how long do you hurt and what is the severity, quality of the pain, do you have any associated medical problem? with the minimal information you had given there is variety of condition could be considered ranging from benign chondritis, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, pericarditis,pleuritis, severe problem like aortic dissection. Call the consult line to discuss in detail or see your ...Read more

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Is lump in middle of rib cage a bone?

Is lump in middle of rib cage a bone?

Yes : You are probably referring to the zip hood process, which is a bony pronence that projects off the inferior aspect of the sternum. It can be quite prominent in slender people . Thank you. ...Read more

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A knot under the skin on the sternum?

A knot under the skin on the sternum?

Not to worry: It may be a cyst, not to worry but you do need to see a doctor to be sure ...Read more

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Swollen/moved bone in the heart side near the collar bone.

Swollen/moved bone in the heart side near the collar bone.

Dislocation?: This could be a dislocation, or slippage of where the clavicle attaches. Let your doctor assess you and see what the findings are. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the right foot in the joint where small toe connects to the foot. X-ray shows something sticking out of the bone side view only?

Sharp pain in the right foot in the joint where small toe connects to the foot. X-ray shows something sticking out of the bone side view only?

Tailors bunion: bone spur or tailors bunion deformity. The shoe rubs on the skin and the skin rubs on the spur causing the pain. As we age the bone or knuckle gets bigger. Wider shoes can help or surgery to remove the spur can help. See your local podiatrist ...Read more

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Pea sized lump when pressing at the end of the tibia under the knee. Proximal Tibia area. No pain, or swelling. Could this be cancerous ?

Pea sized lump when pressing at the end of the tibia under the knee. Proximal Tibia area. No pain, or swelling. Could this be cancerous ?

Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and have CT and may need the biopsy/or resection of lesion to find the cause of problem , so you bee treated. ...Read more

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Can gout occur in the soft tissue on the top outer area of the foot near the ankle?

Can gout occur in the soft tissue on the top outer area of the foot near the ankle?

Tophaceous Gout: Gout can occur in just about any soft tissue in the body. The accumulation of uric acid crystals in the soft tissue forms nodules or masses called tophi. The singular of tophi is tophus or stone. These can become quite large and disfiguring. They can rupture through the skin and destroy not only soft tissue but joints. Tophi formation is the result of chronic high levels of uric acid in the blood. ...Read more

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Does costochondritis typically move around the chest from left to center of the chest?

Does costochondritis typically move around the chest from left to center of the chest?

Sometimes: Costochondritis is an inflammation in the small joints between the sternum-breast bone - and the ribs. Costchondritis is often idiopathic - meaning we don't know what causes it, but is frequently assumed to be viral in origin. At other times it is directly related to exercise using the upper extremities or trauma to the chest. It can move around the chest, but discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Extreme sharp Pain in elbow when touched, on the inside of elbow around where the brachial muscle connects with elbow. ?

Extreme sharp Pain in elbow when touched, on the inside of elbow around where the brachial muscle connects with elbow. ?

Tendonitis: This particular type of tendonitis is called medial epicondylitis and sometimes is called "tennis elbow". The best treatment is to ice 20 min a day, rest the joint, and if it is not otherwise unsafe for you to take ibuprofen, then ibuprofen 2-3X a day with plenty of fluid for 2 weeks usually can clear the problem up. physical therapy can also be super helpful. see your doc and make sure we agree ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more