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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 aren't 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

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Intense chest pressure that is radiating to shoulders/neck/jaw for over an hour. (less intense pain on and off all day as well) what could it be?

Intense chest pressure that is radiating to shoulders/neck/jaw for over an hour. (less intense pain on and off all day as well) what could it be?

See MD today: Problems (including infection) involving structures in your chest, including the pericardium (the lining around the heart) can cause these symptoms. You need to call your doctor this morning and have the problem evaluated and treated promptly. Untreated, the problem that caused these symptoms may have serious consequences. ...Read more

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I got punched in the chest during a boxing match and I still have intense pain been to ER twice and everything is normal, what about contusion of heart?

Wouldn't hurt: A cardiac contusion isn't painful but a fractured sternum is and i'll bet that's what you have - it just hasn't shown up on xray yet (it takes time ; a special xray technique to show it). I wish you well. ...Read more

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3-4 times in the past 1-2 months, I woke up with intense pain in my chest, back, and jaw. Accompanied by burping- is it just gas? Why's it hurt so much?

3-4 times in the past 1-2 months, I woke up with intense pain in my chest, back, and jaw. Accompanied by burping- is it just gas? Why's it hurt so much?

Reflux: What may be happening is reflux of stomach acid up your esophagus. This is commonly called GERD. It may be caused by your diet or eating a large meal and then lying down. Please see your family physician who I am sure will be able to help you with some dietary advise & medicine. ...Read more

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Intense pain under left shoulder blade & front of chest (left side)tender when pressing on chest. Under top of arm also. Hurts when moving & deepbreath?

Be seen: Although there are multiple potential causes, you would want to be seen urgently to rule out a cardiac or pulmonary cause such as a pulmonary embolus for example. ...Read more

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Have bad gerd. Took my handful of supplements after dinner. A min later had intense pain in throat and very upper chest for a min. Eso spasm? Reflux?

Have bad gerd. Took my handful of supplements after dinner. A min later had intense pain in throat and very upper chest for a min. Eso spasm? Reflux?

Spasm: I think you might be correct with esophageal spasm. This can be secondary to the swallowing of the pills, many at same time, and if it passed fairly quickly, then that also sounds like a spasm. Drink plenty of water with next round of supplements and take one at a time! ...Read more

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27 year old female what could cause Chest pain when bending over or sitting down?

27 year old female what could cause Chest pain when bending over or sitting down?

Multiple reasons: More information is needed to answer that question. However, it could be muscle-skeletal, nerve irritation or inflammation over layer around lung or heart. Unlikely to be heart disease but I would recommend you to visit a physician if it does not get better. ...Read more

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Sharp dull Chest pain out of no where at times when bending over and when lifting arms or just sitting. .

Sharp dull Chest pain out of no where at times when bending over and when lifting arms or just sitting. .

Based on your: Question, the chest pain may be of musculoskeletal origin, however, I would follow up with your doctor for a full detailed history and physical exam, possibly testing. Best of luck. ...Read more

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For last 2 yrs I feel pain near sternum around 3rd rib on the right side while shruging shoulders, bending forward, laying on that side. What can it be?

Cartilage: It sounds like the cartilage where the rib connects to the sternum is irritated. It's called costochondritis. It's common and sometimes responds to Ibuprofen and rest. So find a comfortable position. The less you aggravate it the faster it is liable to heal. As always, if it gets worse or fails to resolve see a medical practitioner. ...Read more

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Bad upper chest pain. Comes/ goes. Worse w/ movement bending over breathing deep touching area stretching. Sternum pops. Spacitiy. No markers for pe.

Bad upper chest pain. Comes/ goes. Worse w/ movement bending over breathing deep touching area stretching. Sternum pops. Spacitiy. No markers for pe.

Costochondritis: Painful popping of the sternum happens when there is inflammation of the joint between the end of a rib and the sternum. This is known as costochondritis and can be very painful. Usually treated with anti-inflammatory medications and avoiding heavy lifting for a short time. ...Read more

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Lump on manubrium of sternum lump. Been there for over a year and recently hurts bones in chest when bending. 24yr old male smoker 5^9 190 pounds?

Lump on manubrium of sternum lump. Been there for over a year and recently hurts bones in chest when bending. 24yr old male smoker 5^9 190 pounds?

Lump: A very specific description, with mainly skin cysts (clogged glands or? acne at your age) occurring in this location. Is it mobile with the skin, or more fixed to the bone (the latter would be less common)? Lymph nodes are unusual in the middle of the chest as well. Bone pain should be localized to the lump, or. Other chest wall problem. Seek a consult with your MD for minor surgical consult. ...Read more

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Painful edge of left rib cage below sternum. Feels like there's some pressure; deep breaths, bending, & moving are uncomfortable. Tender to touch.

Painful edge of left rib cage below sternum. Feels like there's some pressure; deep breaths, bending, & moving are uncomfortable. Tender to touch.

Costochondritis: Many of these symptoms together can point to costochondritis, a benign inflammation of the bone and cartilage of the rib cage. It can be treated with limiting exertion, anti-inflammatories and warm compress. Less likely, there can be more serious concerns. Should you have difficulty breathing, inappropriate sweating, or leg pain or swelling, seek out immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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1/2 year ago sudden extreme pain right side of lung near sternum big as marble, since then pain after smoking, bending over, deep breathing. Dry cough?

1/2 year ago sudden extreme pain right side of lung near sternum big as marble, since then pain after smoking, bending over, deep breathing. Dry cough?

Quit smoking: 1st - Do everything you can to stop smoking - the doctors will be impressed that you do. Set up an appt for an exam. It's been long enough to suffer - find out what is wrong and treat it. I hope it goes well - you've a lot of life to live - be healthy! ...Read more