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Causes Of Pain When Pressing On The Sternum
What can cause bloating feeling behind the sternum and feels as if it's pressing outward and expanding the sternum visually, also sensitive to touch?
Many things.: There is almost nothing that can expand your sternum without causing major symptoms in other organ systems. A sense of pressure can be caused by acid in your esophagus or perhaps a hiatal hernia or esophageal spasm. If you have actual sensitivity to the touch you have a problem in your immediate chest wall not inside your chest. ...Read more
What can cause sudden, moderate to severe right-sided chest pain? It is worse with taking a deep breath and gets worse after pressing on my chest. It hurts along my sternum and in the middle beneath my breast. The left side does not hurt.
R/O PLEURITIS: PLEURITIS=inflammation of the lining of the lung and Pericarditis = inflammation of the lining of the heart can both cause referred shoulder pain. As well as a PE=Lung blood clot. You need a full exam lab testing CXR/EKG/Shoulder X-ray to evaluate your symptoms. Please seek prompt medical attention for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
Yes: Gas is a creative ailment -- it can cause pain in the chest, stomach, pelvis. If passing gas alleviates symptoms, then that is a good guide. However, it is a good idea to have a physician examine you. There are labs and tests and physical evaluation that can be done to help narrow down the cause of the problem. You wouldn't want to ignore a serious problem. ...Read more
What causes pain all over the body? Every joint, breastbone, pressing on front bottom legs hurts, neck... It's been going on for yrs but getting worse....
Many possibilities: Such as various arthritities as well as some systemic conditions. See your physician and rheumatologist for work up and treatment. ...Read more
Is right-sided chest pain between breast bone and nipple cause for concern? Mild; onset w/ bending, breathing/bending, hugging, pressing on ribs.
Costochondritis?: You can experience sternal pain after intense work out that focuses on chest muscles, after trauma (like being punched in the chest), or if you develop inflammation of the cartilage that attached the chest plate to the adjacent ribs. If you are experiencing persistent pain for no apparent reason, please see your primary care provider. ...Read more
Not enough info: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: You can have herpes esophagitis, particularly if your are immunosuppressed. That is not uncommon in late stage hiv/aids and that can cause substernal pain. If you have sternal pain without any skin eruptions would strongly suggest you see a doctor asap and get fully assessed. ...Read more
Very unusual: For that to happen. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
My wife has tightening of the chest starting from her back round to her sternum like a belt being the buckle pressing on her sternum?
Chest Pain: Symptoms of heart attacks are not always the same in women as in men. You should take your wife to the emergency department for evaluation to rule out a serious condition such as an acute heart attack. ...Read more
When pressing on a certain spot on upper left chest I feel a jerk or pull below sternum, like it's connected. A little painful. What could this be?
In my sternum, I have what seems to be something exerting pressure on the bottom. It leaves an annoying feeling that causes me discomfort. What is it?
Chostochondritis?: Irritation or inflammation of the cartilage connecting the sternum and ribs is called chostochondritis. It can be traumatic (most common) or idiopathic (no known cause). The xiphoid process is a bone hooked to the bottom of your sternum. It could also be irritated in that area. ...Read more
Side sleeper...pain to left of sternum upon waking...chrio. Adjustments 2x/week...yoga daily...still happens...seekingpossible causes and/or solutions?
Nothing: A bump at the end of your sternum is probably your xlphoid proccess. A normal bone that many people discover for the first time when they feel around there and think it is new or a problem. Please contact your primary provider to evaluate this further if it dosen't resolve soon ...Read more
Please help! Pain under right rib, upper back, and directly under sternum. What could have caused it?
Many causes: Gallbladder, pancreas, ribs, heart. If it feels worse when you press on it, could be rib dysfunction. See a doctor. ...Read more
What causes a lump at the bottom of the sternum on a male and could it be associated with back pains?
Popping sensation in ribs/sternum. Associated minor pain. Caused by injury from large impact. Will this go away eventually?
Ans: If you had an injury and now symptoms you really should see your doctor to be sure no fractures ...Read more
I wanna know if there are any movements or something that can relief my sternum pain caused by a bad chest stretching.
Chiropractor: Chiropractors can be very helpful in alleviating chest wall pains due to sprains / strains. ...Read more
Can costrocondritis cause pain in the whole ribcage, not just the sternum? Should it be checked to make sure it's not something else unrelated?
Yes to pain $ eval: Yes this depends on the amount of inflamation. You should at the least if pain is worse have a chest xray. If you had any trauma then need to have this looked at. ...Read more
I have duodenitis which hasn't been an issue lately, however, for the past 3 months I have pressure pain right below the sternum. What can cause?
Could be different: It could be pain from the heart. It is best not to assume that it is from your duodenitis. Please see your doctor about it. ...Read more
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