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I've been having sharp intense pain know my heart/sternum that goes to my neck. I'm 20 years old, what could this be?

I've been having sharp intense pain know my heart/sternum that goes to my neck. I'm 20 years old, what could this be?

???: "sharp, intense pain" needs to be evaluated by a doctor, possibly emergently in the er! even though 20 is young and low risk for heart attack or dissection, soft tissue disorders or genetic high cholesterol or obesity might put you at risk, even at age 20. See a doctor! ...Read more

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I was wrestling a friend and tried to slam him when i heard a pop near my chest now i have a knot by my sternum and intense pain in shoulder and ches?

Musculoskeletal: Could be result of evulsion of part of the origin of the pectoralis muscle, or possibly costal cartilage injury or injury to costo-sternal joint, if more superior could be injury of sterno-clavicular joint. Requires examination ...Read more

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Hi i'm am having some sharp pains in the middle off my chest, sternum when i breath deep. When i lean over or sitting down is when it happens?

Hi i'm am having some sharp pains  in the middle off my chest, sternum when i breath deep. When i lean over or sitting down is when it happens?

Get checked out: These symptoms can be caused by anything from asthma or a respiratory infection, to strain of chest muscles or ribs, to a variety of digestive conditions (the esophagus and top of the stomach sit just behind the heart), even to inflammation around the heart itself. You should see your family doctor, who can ask detailed questions & do an exam and possibly some tests to figure it out. ...Read more

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Pain in my sternum evertime I exhale.Gets worst when laying down poping sound when I exhale sitting. Had a ctscan about a week ago sayim im fine help?

Pain in my sternum evertime I exhale.Gets worst when laying down poping sound when I exhale sitting. Had a ctscan about a week ago sayim im fine help?

Eternal pain: Sounds like an inflammation of the joints between the ribs and sternum. This has cartilage, just like your knees. When inflamed, they hurt on chest movement and may also click or pop. This is a condition called "costochondroitis". A solid dose of either ibuprofen, or naproxen for 3-5 days is usually therapeutic ...Read more

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I have a vibrating feeling about 2 inches below and to the right of the sternum, mainly noticeable when sitting down?

I have a vibrating feeling about 2 inches below and to the right of the sternum, mainly noticeable when sitting down?

Vibrating?: sounds like a sort of muscle spasm or tremor??? However since this is very close to precordium ( where heart resides in rib cage) I suggest you consult with cardioligist to make sure it's not any sort of cardiac arrhythmia. Once that is ruled out, then see you PMD to r/o electrolyte abnormality and do some muscle studies ...Read more

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Sudden onset burning sensation right under sternum. I was cleaning dishes when it started, I ate about 2 hours ago, pain goes away upon sitting still?

Sudden onset burning sensation right under sternum. I was cleaning dishes when it started, I ate about 2 hours ago, pain goes away upon sitting still?

Couple of things: This could be from pulling a muscle in between your ribs or it may be reflux disease due to what you ate for lunch. Try Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen and see if it goes away. If it is reflux it will happen again and then you can seek advice on treatment. If you experience shortness of breath you may need to be seen at the ER. ...Read more