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Dr. James Chapman
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Discomfort Behind Breastbone (Overview)

The term subaltern all chest pain is the typically used term and has a number of possible causes. I would not hesitate to be seen if you are having subaltern all chest pain.


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What may cause belching and burning behind breast bone?

What may cause belching and burning behind breast bone?

Reflux: These symptoms are most likely due to gastro-esophageal reflux, or gerd/heart burn. I would discuss your symptoms with your provider. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Discomfort Behind Breastbone (Overview)

The term subaltern all chest pain is the typically used term and has a number of possible causes. I would not hesitate to be seen if you are having subaltern all chest pain.


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Pain on the rift side behind breastbone. More like pressure than pain. None on left at all. Something to be worried about ?

Pain on the rift side behind breastbone.  More like pressure than pain.  None on left at all.   Something to be worried about ?

Doctor can evaluate: Any person with chest pain has to go to his doctor to be checked for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it becomes a bad heart attack. It may turn out to be stomach acid reflux, a lung problem like pneumothorax, or a bone or muscle problem like costochondritis, but the heart attack kills people. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry", so a visit to the doctor is wisest. ...Read more

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I've had stomach discomfort right underneath my breastbone for the past 3 weeks I got a catscan nothing found and wanna avoid an endoscopy any option?

I've had stomach discomfort right underneath my breastbone for the past 3 weeks I got a catscan nothing found and wanna avoid an endoscopy  any  option?

Lab test: Get a lab for hpylori antibody. You can try emperic Protonix (pantoprazole) or other therapy to see if it helps. An upper GI with barium may help find your problem.Endoscopy would be be best aproach. Dont let fear get in the way of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Blackheads. How can i get rid of them without having to pick at them? Without them leaving behind marks/holes on my skin? NEED to get rid of them,ASAP

Blackheads. How can i get rid of them without having to pick at them? Without them leaving behind marks/holes on my skin? NEED to get rid of them,ASAP

Multiple treatments: Try over the counter topical treatments such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. If this fails you will need a doctor to prescribe a topical prescription strength treatment such as clindamycin, retin a, (tretinoin) etc with or without an oral antibiotic. If all else fails an esthetician can properly extract blackheads or white head from the face. ...Read more

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I have been taking omeprazole for some 10 years. I get a burning in my tongue and sore breastbone occs. I am 70 can this prevent cancer.?

I have been taking omeprazole for some 10 years. I  get a burning in my tongue and sore breastbone occs.  I am 70  can this prevent cancer.?

Prolonged Heartburn: Please make sure you are seen by a gastroenteropolgist... The ppis can relieve the heartburn but you canstill have serious issues like barrett's espohagus or even cancer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Discomfort behind breastbone?

What is the definition or description of: Discomfort behind breastbone?

Substernal chest pai: The term subaltern all chest pain is the typically used term and has a number of possible causes. I would not hesitate to be seen if you are having subaltern all chest pain. ...Read more

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Left chest discomfort when breathing ,overall tired ,some pain in back behind left chest?

ER: Teresa, Your pain is worrisome for cardiac chest pain. The only thing that doesn't fit is the pain with breathing, but women often have atypical or unusual symptoms. Your age of 55 puts you at risk, and if you have any other risk factors (smoking, high cholesterol, high BP, diabetes) it could be even more likely. You should go to the ER and get tested as soon as possible. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have discomfort in my upper chest just behind my breast only while lying down on that side sleeping. it has been there and told my doctor but no tes?

I have discomfort in my upper chest just behind my breast only while lying down on that side sleeping. it has been there and told my doctor but no tes?

Breast pain: It is likely a sign of muscle strain/spasm. But, there are also other potential causes. If you've done recent heavy lifting/strenuous exercise, had a cold wherein you coughed a lot, etc, then this is very much possible. If you are having any chest pain, shortness of breath, or fever, however, you should see a doctor ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Almost year around post nasal drip that reflects in alternating ear discomfort with external wet ears. facial, chest and behind ear seborheic dermatit?

Almost year around post nasal drip that reflects in alternating ear discomfort with external wet ears. facial, chest and behind ear seborheic dermatit?

See your Family Doc: It sounds to me like you have several issues going on at same time. Post-nasal drip could be from allergies which could lead to ear discomfort b/c Eustachian tube dysfunction. OTC antihistamines can often help. Seborrheic dermatitis is a separate condition (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seborrheic-dermatitis/basics/definition/con-20031872) as are your wet ears: otorrhea? infection? ...Read more

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Experiencing ongoing pain/discomfort between the breastbone and back, in the space between. Shifts around. In waves every few seconds for hours. Help?

Experiencing ongoing pain/discomfort between the breastbone and back, in the space between. Shifts around. In waves every few seconds for hours. Help?

More information: Although very vague and unclear as described, your symptoms, depending on one's age and associated precipitating and risk factors, sound relatively benign. That you are young really points away from a serious cardiovascular cause, perhaps more to a gastrointestinal or musculoskeletal cause. If bothersome and persistent, would recommend talking to your doctor for further and more complete tests. ...Read more

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, age 55, post menopausal had dull ache discomfort either on left breast or breastbone, worried its serious

, age 55, post menopausal  had dull ache discomfort either on left breast or breastbone,  worried its serious

Most likely muscle: Although women can have atypical symptoms for serious problems like a heart attack, the most likely causes would be muscle ache or even heartburn, but it it's a significant pain, or associated with sweating, tingling, shortness of breath, or irregular heart beats, you should see a dr asap. ...Read more

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Clavicle repaired with plate two years ago. Chronic discomfort at ends, top of arm and near breastbone. X-ray indicates bone healed & no issues. ?

Clavicle repaired with plate two years ago. Chronic discomfort at ends, top of arm and near breastbone. X-ray indicates bone healed & no issues. ?

Hardware removal : Couple of things to consider. Hardware removal is an option. It may not relieve all of your pain, but could help. Pain at the sternoclavicular joint (breastbone) could indicate an injury to that joint. Unfortunately, not many good options for that problem. ...Read more

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I've had stomach discomfort right underneath my breastbone for the past 3 weeks I got a catscan nothing found and wanna avoid an endoscopy any option?

Lab test: Get a lab for hpylori antibody. You can try emperic Protonix (pantoprazole) or other therapy to see if it helps. An upper GI with barium may help find your problem.Endoscopy would be be best aproach. Dont let fear get in the way of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Have occasional low blood pressure, dizziness after standing, and pulse often over 120. Also discomfort upon breathing under breastbone. Causes?

Have occasional low blood pressure, dizziness after standing, and pulse often over 120. Also discomfort upon breathing under breastbone. Causes?

Lisinopril: Dizziness with standing with quickening of the pulse is normal for all healthy people if the the change in posture is sudden, especially from a squatting position or lying flat, but the sx are exaggerated by any degree of dehydration. Your lisinopril will also exaggerate it. If your sx are frequent, consider stopping lisinopril. If your sx are infrequent, determine if you need lis. for BP control. ...Read more

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Greasy, foul smelling floating stools. Discomfort below breastbone. No fever or appetite. Sometimes discomfort under right shoulder blade. Queasy.

Greasy, foul smelling floating stools. Discomfort below breastbone. No fever or appetite. Sometimes discomfort under right shoulder blade. Queasy.

?Cholecystitis: This needs to be evaluated by a GI doctor. It sounds as if you may be malabsorbing, and sometimes this is related to gallbladder disease, but other factors may be present. Get seen and assessed. Good luck. ...Read more