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Dr. Joshua Davidson
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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

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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. Pamela Kirby
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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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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Joshua Cooper
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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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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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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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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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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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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. Carla L. King
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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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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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My daughter fell and hit her chest on the coffee table, it's bruised at the breast bone, she is having bad pains, it hurts when she breathes& bends ?

My daughter fell and hit her chest on the coffee table, it's bruised at the breast bone, she is having bad pains, it hurts when she breathes& bends ?

Chest trauma : You shoud take to her pediatrician or ER, she might need chest X ray just to make sure there is no fraction, give her tylenol or ibuprofen for pain, ice the sure bruised area until she gets cheched. I hope she feels better soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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I have a constant moderate pain on the right side of my chest, from my collar bone to right under my breast. Myright arm/shoulder has the same pain and it hurts to take deep breaths, sigh or yawn. What should I do?

I have a constant moderate pain on the right side of my chest, from my collar bone to right under my breast. Myright arm/shoulder has the same pain and it hurts to take deep breaths, sigh or yawn. What should I do?

Slipped rib: Is likely based on the description. It hurts to yawn and to take deep breaths in slipped rib syndrome. See a an osteopathic family physician who does manual manipulation. You need physical exam, imaging and possibly manual therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Antonio Bunker-Huertas
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Very upper part of stomach under breast bone hurts when i breathe to deep it's achy pain. Just started today. What could it be?

Very upper part of stomach under breast bone hurts when i breathe to deep it's achy pain. Just started today. What could it be?

Pain with Breathing: Pain with deep breathing usually means inflammation of muscle or cartilage around rib cage. Rest, nsaids, muscle relaxants usually help. If it bothers you more than a few days, if you feel out of breath or if it gets worse, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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