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Doctor insights on: Intense Pain In Sternum When Sitting Or Bending

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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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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 have pleurisy. Is intense pain in the upper back when pressing on your chest associated with pleurisy?

Other symptoms: Usually on only one side of the chest, extend to shoulder or abdomen.Worse when cough sneeze, or suddenly move.May ease with holding breath or pressing painful area. Costochondritis or inflammation of anterior rib endings sometimes can mimic pleuritis. ...Read more

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This morning I got a very intense pain right below where my ribs meet below my chest after gulping some water first thing in the morning.

Esophageal Spasm: Most likely your pain was due to esophageal spasm, which can be set off by cold liquids. If the problem is occurring more frequently, consider seeing a doctor, as there are medications which can help and you may need to be evaluated for a more serious condition called achalasia. Much less likely to be a heart or lung condition if the pain is unrelated to exertion and lasts less than a minute. ...Read more

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I practice Brazilian jiu jitsu and over the last couple of weeks when someone applies there weight the right side of my chest i get a intense pain?

I practice Brazilian jiu jitsu and over the last couple of weeks when someone applies there weight the right side of my chest i get a intense pain?

Common injury!: Always glad to help a fellow BJJ practitioner! This is a common injury in BJJ. Sometimes in the heat of the moment you don't remember HOW you injured it, only that it hurts the next day! X-ray can rule out a fracture, but usually the only treatment is rest, ice 20 min as needed for the first few days, and taking a break from training till you can at least do a forward roll without pain! ...Read more

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I've had a cough for a week that has caused intense pain on the left side of my chest, to the point I can barely move without agony. Should I go to er?

I've had a cough for a week that has caused intense pain on the left side of my chest, to the point I can barely move without agony. Should I go to er?

Chest pain: Yes go to the ER. It may represent infection or it may be strain from coughing. Be checked and get a CXR. All the best. ...Read more

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I'm having a really intense pain in the right side of my chest right under my pecks ONLY brought on by Eating,Drinking or burping? Any ideas ? Thanks

Chest pain burp: My first guess is gerd but you did not say how fat you are? second would be hiatal hernia again if you weigh 400 Lbs this could be a problem. So really need more information. What does your Dr think it is? What are you worried that it is? ...Read more

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I just did a workout with a barbell and I am feeling intense pain on my chest and arms. Is this normal after such workout?

I just did a workout with a barbell and I am feeling intense pain on my chest and arms.   Is this normal after such workout?

NEW TO THIS: Sounds like you need instruction in how to train with weights. It is not as simple as lifting something. Also if you arent used to heavy exercise you may overdo and suffer as a result. Get a trainer. Go to a gym and gett instruction. Then see. ...Read more

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Right shoulder/Arm Intense pain goes down to back and chest last for several minutes than goes away happens only at night than gets a Charlie horse ?

Right shoulder/Arm Intense pain goes down to back and chest last for several minutes than goes away happens only at night than gets a Charlie horse ?

Why do you: Get the Charlie horse? Is it sleeping positions that you could try differently? Are you over using the arm in the day? Are you dehydrated and need to drink more water? Do you need more potassium ? Try a supplement from the store. If none of that works get an evaluation from your doc ...Read more