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I have chest discomfort in the center of my chest a little on left. Its about 2 inches above the breast bone. It is tender to the touch. Feels kind of like a sore. It lasted all night at work, but now the pain isnt really there even when i touch the area.

I have chest discomfort in the center of my chest a little on left. Its about 2 inches above the breast bone. It is tender to the touch. Feels kind of like a sore. It lasted all night at work, but now the pain isnt really there even when i touch the area.

Likely muscular: Hello, if you can really pinpoint almost exactly where the pain is located on your chest (i.e. 2 inches above the breast bone), than it is likely rib pain or some sort of muscular chest wall pain. Do you lift weights or work out? I would rest for a few days, take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen if it comes back again. It does not sound concerning for heart pain. Hope that helps! ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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I have a strange pain or discomfort coming from my breast bone. I stretched , heard a pop or crack and it's been sore ever since . ?

I have a strange pain or discomfort coming from my breast bone.
I stretched , heard a pop or crack and it's been sore ever since .
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Subluxation: Hi ChrisF689 Sounds like you may have a slight separation or subluxation of one of the joints between ribs and sternum..or even more common, where the 'floating' ribs connect to each other along the lower margin. Antiinflammatory, Ice and some gentle manipulation may help. If it continues, or your have any shortness of breath, see your practitioner. ...Read more

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Got sore knot feeling discomfort under left to middle breast bone. Top of tummy. Gurgles at times. What could this be?

Got sore knot feeling discomfort under left to middle breast bone. Top of tummy. Gurgles at times. What could this be?

Stomach: you likely have an irritated stomach and could consider taking some antacid medication and seeing your health care provider if it worsens or persists ...Read more

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I had an EKG and chest x ray 2 days ago, both were normal. I still have chest discomfort and my chest feels bruised/sore (breast bone). Blood clot?

I had an EKG and chest x ray 2 days ago, both were normal. I still have chest discomfort and my chest feels bruised/sore (breast bone). Blood clot?

Probably not: Especially at your age. Could be an inflammatory condition called costochondritis. See your doc to be sure and look for other causes. Probably nothing serious. But, see your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What organs are located under breast bone?

What organs are located under breast bone?

Several: Heart and thymus in young people. Bronchii and Great Vessels reside there. Part of the diaphragm is the and the esophagus pass through. Rarely, the upper part of the stomach can herniate there. ...Read more

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Why dose my breast bone hurt when I touch it ?

Why dose my breast bone hurt when I touch it ?

Costrochrondoitis: Need more info. Breastbone may hurt if u have injured it such as in a fall or auto accident. This can even come from pushing on it to see if it hurts. Recommend not touching on it. ...Read more

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How do you treat pain in sternum/ breast bone?

How do you treat pain in sternum/ breast bone?

Provider can: Determine if the cause is costochondritis. If so, nsaid's may be beneficial. ...Read more

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My breast bone sticks out is there something wrong?

Pectus excavatum: This could be a condition termed pectus excavatum. Seeing a physician could help clarify if this is in fact the case. Usually it is a cosmetic concern but sometimes it can cause breathing related issues albeit rarely. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the area below the breast bone?

A number of things: You should see a doctor if it doesn't go away soon. It can range from costochondritis to gastritis or worse. ...Read more

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Whole area on both sides of the breast bone hurts. Why?

Whole area on both sides of the breast bone hurts. Why?

Possibleinflammation: Costochondritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, relapsing polychondritis, can cause localised tenderness with pain, but if not tender could be coming from lung inflammation, lung clot, or even heart sack inflammation (pericarditis) , needs to be worked up. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having severe under right breast bone?

What to do if I'm having severe under right breast bone?

Severe pain?: 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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What to do if I have an enlarged breast bone. What does that mean?

Breast "bone"?: The breast is made up of soft tissue which includes glands and fat. The sternum is the bone in the center of your chest which connects the ribs. An "enlarged" sternum can cause the chest cavity to "stick out". ...Read more

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In the middle of my chest under my breast bone it fells wierd i cant explain it?

In the middle of my chest under my breast bone it fells wierd i cant explain it?

Tell us more: You have to be more specific, as weird feeling, does not tell us if it is pain, discomfort or pressure that bothers.you.If this feeling persists or gets worse, you can get your doctor to examine you and find out if there is anything serious going on inside. All it takes is a chest X-ray(simple test) or a CT scan of the chest to assure you of the cause which may/not be anything serious. ...Read more

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I have dull achy pain above right breast but also had pain yesterday between breast bone?

I have dull achy pain above right breast but also had pain yesterday between breast bone?

Sounds: very much like COSTOCHONDRITIS , inflammation of the tiny cartilages which form the "JOINT" connecting the ribs to the sternum (breastbone)
Apply ICE or HEAT or ALTERNATE along with an NSAID such as IBUPROFEN....
Hope this is helpful
DrZ ...Read more

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Get pain under my breast bone on the left side it is sharp that last between s few seconds and a few minutes?

Sharp pains under: the sternum or breast bone can be from many different things, but more importantly they need to go away and not bother you. If they don't, then you need to get some help from a healthcare provider. At your age the most common cause for sharp pains is costochondritis which is an inflammation in the cartilage connecting the ribs to the sternum. No one knows the cause. But you can also have othe ...Read more

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i am having pains like sharp high above my breast bone on the left side now today it has moved to the right sometimes what could this be?

 i am having pains like sharp high above my breast bone on the left side now today it has moved to the right sometimes what could this be?

Is it tender?: If the area around your breast bone/ribs is tender to touch you may be suffering from a benign inflammation of the area known as "costochondritis". Over the counter anti-inflammatories and local heat may go long ways to help resolve the symptoms. If the pain is not reproducible to palpation, gets worse with exercise or by taking a deep breath you need to see your MD as soon as possible ...Read more

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So my chest breast bone is goin four days of hurting idk what is causing it. When i move certain ways its worse then other ways no other symptoms ?

So my chest breast bone is goin four days of hurting idk what is causing it. When i move certain ways its worse then other ways no other symptoms ?

You have: costochondritis,an inflammation of the joints of the breastbone(where it connects to the ribs). I would take advil or aleve (naproxen) for the pain. This should get better in a week or two. If it doesn't, see your Dr ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more