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When I take a deep breath my chest breast/bone feels kind of tight and I can't go all the way? Sometimes it makes me cough never had asthma

When I take a deep breath my chest  breast/bone feels kind of tight and I can't go all the way? Sometimes it makes me cough never had asthma

Inflammation: It sounds like you may be suffering from something called costochondritis. This is inflammation or swelling at the point where your ribs attach to your sternum or central chest bone. The inflammation is usually caused by a virus, and the pain is worst as the ribs expand during a deep inhalation. Ibuprofen can help. If the cough persists or worsens, see a physician for more help. ...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

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Sharp pain under my breast bone when I breath in. Why?

Sharp pain under my breast bone when I breath in. Why?

Check it out with yo: Your feet need to be examined and xrays need to be taken to determine what is going on with your feet. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise, stretch, to improve range of motion, strength & endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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Cramping, sort if jittery type pain always inside chest on left side and under breast bone an shortness of breath. Ekg was fine what could it be?

Cramping, sort if jittery type pain always inside chest on left side and under breast bone an shortness of breath. Ekg was fine what could it be?

Heart or not?: An ekg only shows the heart's rhythm during the 10 seconds that it was performed. A 30 day heart monitor can catch the heart rhythm during symptoms to see if an abnormal rhythm is occurring. And many other conditions can cause chest symptoms, including muscle spasms and other non-heart diagnoses. Take note of when you feel symptoms, such as with exercise or with breathing, and talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Why would the thymus gland be enlarged and attached to the breast bone in adult? This was found on CT scan following chest pain shortness of breath

Why would the thymus gland be enlarged and attached to the breast bone in  adult?   This was found on CT scan following chest pain shortness of breath

Thoracic Surgeon.: An "enlarged" thymus gland "attached to breast bone" with chest pain and shortness of breath, needs to be evaluated by an endocrinologist and possibly by a thoracic surgeon, the sooner the better. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Protect the area. Don't do things that hurt.
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Get the area X-rayed
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Follow the advice of the doctor and allow the area to heal
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I can't take a full breath It feels tight behind my breast bone slight ache chest X-ray clear never had asthma? Had for 2 months was 1st sore throet

I can't take a full breath It feels tight behind my breast bone slight ache  chest X-ray clear never had asthma? Had for 2 months was 1st sore throet

Possible reflux: You may want to talk to your physician about possible gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD caused by increased gastric acid into the esophagus. The initial sore throat may have been your first symptoms which has now progressed to the pain you feel. Follow up with your doctor and discuss this as a possible explanation of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a grey coloured discoloratio on my skin just under my breast bone between my breasts. It is not itchy or red or painful in any way.

I have a grey coloured discoloratio on my skin just  under my breast bone between my breasts. It  is not itchy or red or painful in any way.

Multiple causes : This may be caused by a number of different issues. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is darkening of the skin that can occur after minor injury such as rubbing or after a minor rash resolves. Seborrheic keratoses are benign grayish to brownish age or wisdom spots that grow in women commonly in this area. See a dermatologist to evaluate the cause of the discoloration in your case. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Follow weightbearing orders
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Eat well
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Follow physician instructions
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Follow up as directed
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What would cause your left side under your breast bone to hurt to breath?

What would cause your left side under your breast bone to hurt to breath?

Could be many: Things. Could be chest wall pain because of rib problem, could be chest pain because of heart, lung, esophagus or stomach problem. See your doctor for a physical exam. ...Read more

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