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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Pain When Pressing On The Sternum

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Can gas cause pain in chest and pain when pressing down on pelvis?

Can gas cause pain in chest and pain when pressing down on pelvis?

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

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What causes pains around the sternum?

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

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Strange mark on my sternum- what are possible causes?

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

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Will herpes cause pain in sternum?

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

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What causes cracking and popping in my sternum when I pull my shoulders back?

What causes cracking and popping in my sternum when I pull my shoulders back?

Cartilage : The sound you feel and hear is the joint between your ribs and your sternum. The ribs are joined to the sternum by cartilage and ligaments, just like the other joints in your body. They are supposed to move, and this makes a popping noise. ...Read more

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Can you have chest pain due to nerves or mmuscle just by pressing down on my sternum?

Can you have chest pain due to nerves or mmuscle just by pressing down on my sternum?

Muscle pain??: If you can reporduce chest pain by pressing its probably musculoskeletal ilke costochondritis, Ibuprofen should help, if no improvement in 1-2 days would go to er. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Chest wall problem: This sounds like a problem with the rib or the muscles that connect the ribs and also connect to the sternum, such as a bruised rib, or an intercostal muscle strain. None of these are serious, and will likley resolve within a weeki. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Side sleeper...pain to left of sternum upon waking...chrio. Adjustments 2x/week...yoga daily...still happens...seekingpossible causes and/or solutions?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Chest pains: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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What could cause a mild chest pain at my sternum?

What could cause a mild chest pain at my sternum?

Chest pain: Heart attacks can mimic-abdominal/epigastric pain, pain radiating to the back or chin. Sometimes they can have vomiting in addition to abdominal pain. She may have none of these but better get checked. ...Read more

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What causes a pain in my lower esophagus near my sternum?

What causes a pain in my lower esophagus near my sternum?

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

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What are causes for sternum to hurt... or the sternal angle?

What are causes for sternum to hurt... or the sternal angle?

Heartburn: Hyperacidity can cause pain in the upper stomach opening causing pain under the sternum ,other several reasons like stress and such are common too. ...Read more

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What causes a lump at the bottom of the sternum on a male and could it be associated with back pains?

What causes a lump at the bottom of the sternum on a male and could it be associated with back pains?

Normal, no: Xiphoid process can be felt as lump....it has no link with back pain as such. But a tangential relationship can be established with low Vit D and calcium being common factor. ...Read more

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I have this sudden pain on my sternum that gets worse when I take deep breaths but am not sure what the cause could be.

Get A Chest Xray: Probably is an inflammation at the sternum bone due to a :trauma". Try some aleve (naproxen) twice a day, get a cxr to make sure there is no fracture or underlying cause. Do not wait long. ...Read more

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Popping sensation in ribs/sternum. Associated minor pain. Caused by injury from large impact. Will this go away eventually?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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