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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Pain Under Breast Bone (Definition)

The sternum is sometimes referred to as the "breastbone". Pain under the breast bone would medically referred to as substernal pain. Although there are multiple causes, cardiac and pulmonary sources need ...Read more


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Pain below sternum after drinking?

Pain below sternum after drinking?

GERD: This type of discomfort typically represents an acid-peptic process such as ulcers or gastroesophageal reflux. As a part of evaluation and treatment, a trial of acid suppression such as with antacids or medicaitons such as prilosec. An evaluation by our physician can also determine if further evaluation is warranted, such as an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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What causes an Intermittent burning pain in rib cage below armpit,just below left breast, shoulder blade?Pcp says heart ok.ekg,stress test, monitor ok

What causes an Intermittent burning pain in rib cage below armpit,just below left breast, shoulder blade?Pcp says heart ok.ekg,stress test, monitor ok

Likely biomechanical: rib pain or intercostal nerve pain, since all the heart work up was negative. Could also be GI issue. Ask for a referral to a physical therapist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes 1.5 yr intermittent pain left shoulder blade,down arm to fingers,ribs below breast.PCP says not cardiac.Some pain in xiphoid,chest.

What causes 1.5 yr intermittent pain left shoulder blade,down arm to fingers,ribs below breast.PCP says not cardiac.Some pain in xiphoid,chest.

Thoracic pain: There are many causes of symptoms described,it is not enough to say its not cardiac,go further to figure out what is causing the sensations eg pinched nerve,GI causes,anxiety etc etc.Good luck. ...Read more

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Which organ causes pain below left rib cage?

Which organ causes pain below left rib cage?

Lots of stuff there: On the left side are the stomach, spleen, diaphragm (muscle for breathing), ribs, a part of the colon (large intestine), the tail end of the pancreas, etc... Pain can be from the ribs and their cartilage, a swollen spleen, stomach acidity/gastritis/reflux, muscle strains in the abdominal muscles or diaphragm, excess stool or gas in the colon, pancreatitis, a cancerous tumor, etc.... ...Read more

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How serious is pain under the collarbone associated with thoracic outlet syndrome?

How serious is pain under the collarbone associated with thoracic outlet syndrome?

Maybe transient: Many cases of tos respond to physical therapy, feldenkreis postural therapies, or even chiropractic. Therefore, presence of pain is merely a symptom and can potentially be reversed. Only about 10-15% of patients are considered surgical candidates, but with newer techniques, outcomes are highly favourable these days if patients have positive EMG studies. ...Read more

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Is radiating epigastric back pain related to preeclampsia?

What is your BP: What is your blood pressure? Preeclampsia may have stomach pain or be silent. http://www.preeclampsia.org/health-information/signs-and-symptoms. ...Read more

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Upper left back pain at the quadrant. pain left rib cage & swollen, painful stomach near ribcage. No injury occur. Gastriritis? Wbc is 10.1.

Wbc not cons w: An elevated white count is not common with gastritis. Have they checked your pancreas? Your pain could be referred from the stomach, pancreas or intestines. The spleen sits at the upper left quadrant too... Hard to say without the full exam and labs to look at. ...Read more

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Does piriformis syndrome cause pain at back of knee?

Yes: The piriformis syndrome is caused by the piriformis muscle compressing the sciatic nerve. Usually it causes pain and tingling in the buttocks, but if the compression is severe enough it can cause pain down the length of the sciatic nerve in the leg. There are a number of treatments available to avoid surgery. An Orthopedic surgeon or Physiatrist can recommend such modalities ...Read more

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Could alcohol increase nerve pain associated with Parsonage Turner Syndrome in Left Shoulder/Blade and upper left arm?

Could alcohol increase nerve pain associated with Parsonage Turner Syndrome in Left Shoulder/Blade and upper left arm?

Not necessarily: The radiculitis (nerve irritation) that causes this pattern of pain is not directly influenced by social drinking. It would not dull the pain, but would not aggravate it either. ...Read more

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Pain below left ribs on off.pain in mid abdomin on off.hard abdomin.bloating , gases,irritable bowel syndrom?spleen?liver?

Pain below left ribs on off.pain in mid abdomin on off.hard abdomin.bloating , gases,irritable bowel syndrom?spleen?liver?

Need check : Can't pin down a diagnosis. Could be anything starting musculoskeletal pain, side effects to your meds, or a serious abdominal condition. Kindly check with a local doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can spenic flexure syndrome cause random chest pains along with abdominal pain?

YES: Gas trapping in the left upper abdominal area can cause referred pain to the chest and left shoulder. ...Read more

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Sharp pain below xiphoid process and ribs more pain if i bend forward?

Reflux???: Is is acute or chronic? Is it triggered by certain foods too? Try avoiding caffeine and caffeinated drinks, greasy fried foods, oj, acidic foods, spicy foods and nsaids. If you notice improvement in 2 weeks, see a GI doc for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of slipping rib syndrome? Can it cause back pain, rib pain, and upper abdominal pain?

Yes: All of the above listed symptoms may occur. Including tenderness with palpation of the rib. Depending on he area involved pain usually occurs due to irritation and impingement of the intercostal nerve above the affected rib or pressure on the costochondral joint itself. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of sharp RUQ pain just below ribs. Any movement makes the pain worse. ?

Sudden onset of sharp RUQ pain just below ribs.  Any movement makes the pain worse.  ?

Gallbladder: Unless you've had trauma, this is classic gall bladder disease. Alternative, but not as likely based on your question - kidney stones. I would ask your Dr to order an ultrasound to examine the GB, and take steps as indicated.. Best Wishes ! ...Read more

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What causes pain under sternum after eating?

What causes pain under sternum after eating?

Nothing good....: Pain after eating felt in the middle of the chest could be related to cardiac issues but also to your esophagus. Esophageal stricture's can cause discomfort. You should definitely be checked by your doctor to see if you need upper endoscopy or cardiac workup. ...Read more

Dr. Elizabeth Lazarus
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Hellp Syndrome (Definition)

A condition that occurs in pregnant women, involving hemolysis (breakdown of red blood cells), elevated liver enzymes, and ...Read more