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Dr. Inaam Schneider
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I am having chest aching at my left breast bone that last for a few seconds. But I can breath just fine, and it's not that painful. Any suggestions?

I am having chest aching at my left breast bone that last for a few seconds. But I can breath just fine, and it's not that painful. Any suggestions?

Chest Pain: This sounds more like inflammation of the cartridge connecting the ribs to the brest bone . if you touch the area , it will be tender .. use ice or heat to the area which ever fells better . use some Aleve for a couple of days & it should resolve on its own . Take care ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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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


Dr. Ron Wright
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I have dull ach under my left breast bone.Sore for two weeks after my husband and i had sex. Woke up toi it does feel better when i put pressure ribs?

I have  dull ach under my left breast bone.Sore for two weeks after my husband and i had sex. Woke up toi it does feel better when i put pressure ribs?

Chest wall strain: This most likely due to muscle strain in your chest wall. If you have no restrictions, take Ibuprofen and use heat and ice to the area for relief. See your pcp or gyn if pain is not resolved in a day or two. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How do you treat pain under left breast bone?

How do you treat pain under left breast bone?

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. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Belching;farting;heartburn& pain under left breast bone around the back. What is the best treatment for this?

Belching;farting;heartburn& pain under left breast bone around the back. What is the best treatment for this?

Treatment: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Dr. Claudette Anderson
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Why am I having sharp pain when breathing deeply under left breast bone, and it's been happening for over 24 hours?

Why am I having sharp pain when breathing deeply under left breast bone, and it's been happening for over 24 hours?

If it hurts when you: Touch. ;then it's either caused from pressure on the area or costochodritis;inflammation of breastbone.If it moves it's probably gas ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Chevies Newman
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I have a pain under my left breast bone. What does that mean or what could that be?

I have a pain under my left breast bone. What does that mean or what could that be?

Assume difficult: Pain in that area is cardiac until proven otherwise. If not its musculoskeletal. Check your bra tightness, take 2 alave 2 x per day if u can. If you have pain with exertion, shortness of breath think cardiac, if not its your muscles in your rib cage most likely. ...Read more

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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I have pain on the left hand side, just under my left breast bone, when I breathe?

I have pain on the left hand side, just under my left breast bone, when I breathe?

Pleurisy: Well localized pain in your chest (rib cage) after taking a deep breath is often due to "pleurisy" a viral infection (cold) that gets into the lining of the lung, producing pain when the inflammed surface of the lining of the lung rubs against the ribs when you take a deep breath. The same thing can happen after a contusion or bruise to your rib cage. ...Read more

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Dr. Erinn Huffman
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