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Squeezing chest discomfort stays in sternum but radiates to left & right side of chest Cause ? HTN PCOS

Squeezing chest discomfort stays in sternum but radiates to left & right side of chest Cause ? HTN PCOS

If you have: these symptoms you should be evaluated by a medical professional immediately. At your age, it's probably benign, but could be any of multiple serious medical conditions, ...Read more

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Nagging dull chest discomfort. Mostly center sternum, but not always. Heart pounds hard for few beats. No sign of Trouble in labs or xray, any ideas?

Nagging dull chest discomfort. Mostly center sternum, but not always. Heart pounds hard for few beats. No sign of Trouble in labs or xray, any ideas?

Consider indigestion: If you are overweight and eating acidic foods late at night, the discomfort may simply be "reflux" Coffee, wine, tomato sauce... all increase "acid indigestion", the older term for "reflux". ...Read more

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I feel a pressure or discomfort on my sternum that goes up to my throat. It gets more intense the deeper i breathe in. I have no pain swallowing.

I feel a pressure or discomfort on my sternum that goes up to my throat.  It gets more intense the deeper i breathe in.
I have no pain swallowing.

Sternal Pressure: Without further information, including your age, diet, previous medical history, meds you are taking, etc., it is difficult to pinpoint the problem. Your symptoms could point to an upper GI issue, anxiety, or even a cardio-pulmonary problem. I suggest making an appointment with a gastroenterologist to undergo a thorough evaluation and appropriate studies to identify the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a constant feeling of bloating and some discomfort behind the lower sternum. I drink a lot of water throughout the day. Also coffee. ?

Hello, I have a constant feeling of bloating and some discomfort behind the lower sternum. I drink a lot of water throughout the day. Also coffee. ?

Coffee?: If you drink lots of coffee without eating regular meals that may irritate your stomach. Cut down on the coffee and make sure you eat regular meals. If symptoms persist let your doc know. ...Read more

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Discomfort in stomach below sternum & sometimes radiate to mid back. Queasy, no appetite. Started 2 days after over eating. Feeling out of it.

Discomfort in stomach below sternum & sometimes radiate to mid back. Queasy, no appetite. Started 2 days after over eating. Feeling out of it.

Be seen: There are many possibilities, from a viral gastroenteritis, to an ulcer, to a problem with your gall bladder, among many other possibilities. I would not hesitate to be seen and evaluated for it. ...Read more

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Spitting small amount red blood in morning 2months. LDCT clear -2 PFNS found. I have chest discomfort near sternum alot. Should I have bronchoscopy?

Spitting small amount red blood in morning 2months. LDCT clear -2 PFNS found.  I have chest discomfort near sternum alot.  Should I have bronchoscopy?

Hemoptysis: Hi LucasU702, hemoptysis is never normal or okay. A bronchoscopy may well be indicated. I would be concerned about a number of things from infectious to invasive. Without your travel history or living situation, considering your age TB, paragonamyacis, fungal, and bacterial infections would be high on the list. Wear a mask and see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Dizzy everyday all day short of breath discomfort in sternum tummy noises constant purping and wind feeling very ill an now in recluse help plz?

Dizzy everyday all day short of breath discomfort in sternum tummy noises constant purping and wind feeling very ill an now in recluse help plz?

Diagnosis?: The cornerstone of therapy is an accurate diagnosis. You're sadly in want of one. If you want to feel better, please consider being evaluated. ...Read more