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Is It Normal For Your Sternum
Yes: The lowest part of the sternum is shaped like an arrowhead and is called the xiphoid process. ...Read more
I have a small bump on the base of my sternum. I think its been there a long time. Is this normal?
May be a normal bone: Lower part of the sternum, normal bone the xyphoid process may feel like a lump, to make sure it is not a tumour see your doctor , . ...Read more
The right side of my sternum is larger than the left. Feels like cartilidge. Starts at top and ends near middle. Is this normal?
You probably: Strained a chest wall muscle, it will go away ...Read more
My chest above the sternum and then go up a little bit on my left and right side there is like a lump on each side this normal?
My sternum goes from my manubrium then slightly slopes down & then comes back up toward the bottom of chest. Like a small dent, is this normal?
Pectus excavatum: Also called funnel chest, severe cases of pectus excavatum can eventually interfere with the function of the heart and lungs. But even mild cases of pectus excavatum can make children feel self-conscious about their appearance. Surgery can correct the deformity. If the case is mild no surgery needed. ...Read more
My ribs going down are slightly raised above the sternum causing a dented kind of look. Is this normal, could it get worse? It is causing pain.
Pectus: Sometimes the sternum is recessed to varying degrees called pectus excavatum. This is a congenital issue and does not suddenly appear but is present from birth. At your age the problem should not progress. Severe pectus can cause respiratory problems and for significant cosmetic reasons some individuals have surgical intervention. If mild change, should not intervene and willl not progress. ...Read more
Is it normal for costochondritis to appear suddenly? (Upper right chest, next sternum). What is the best home care, and how long should it last?
Costochondritis....: Costochondritis is due to inflammation of the cartilage of the rib cage. It can appear suddenly. If pressing on the affected area of the chest wall reproduces the pain, costochondritis is probable. Treatment includes antiinflammatory meds like ibuprofen and applying heat or cold to the area, whichever decreases discomfort. The pain can last a few days. See your doctor if the diagnosis is uncertain ...Read more
Stretching one morning and heard pop.My collarbone where the sternum is, looks like it's push out forwar.ShowedGP and said normal.no pain,just popping?
Likely: normal as per your GP. Crepitation without pain or swelling is usually benign. ...Read more
I had surgery to remove a mass out of my chest in 2005, I can still feel my sternum move and pop. Is this normal?
No it is not: Since it has been so long since your operation most likely your bone has healed by non union, which means that there is scar tissue there but the bone has not come together and healed properly. Rarely this can be due to chronic infection. Either way you need to see your surgeon. He or she will determine the extent of the problem and discuss treatment options, risks and benefits ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A week ago I threw up a lot. After that my sternum hurt when I inhaled deeply. Now, I have had it on and off sternum pain since. Is this normal?
You may have: strained a rib cartilage attached to the sternum, or the sternum itself, or a muscle in between those bones. Or you may have an infection of the lungs after you inadvertently swallowed something from your stomach while you were vomiting. Or you may have a blood clot in the lungs. Or you may have acid reflux scarring your esophagus from vomiting. Bottom line is you need to see a doctor to help. ...Read more
I have sternum pain while breathing , sometimes when i press on it, it's really a bad pain, what could it be? A normal sternum cold? Or an inflammation?
Inflammatory: Many time the ribs associated with the sternum can get inflamed called costochondritis. Other times it could be where the xyphoid process attaching to the sternum can cause pain. Also could be where the clavicle attaches to the sternum as well. Either way have it checked out and addressed. ...Read more
Whenever I hold my breath, I feel a and see a pulsation next to my sternum/xiphoid process. I believe this is my aorta if I'm not mistaken. Normal?
Completely normal: When you take a deep breath you displace organs in your chest including your heart. This displacement makes the heart movements more palpable. ...Read more
I’m having a weak sinking feeling around my chest/sternum and upper body weakness. Had heart checked. Normal . What could cause this. 45 yo female?
? Menopause: You may be eri-menopausal and may be depressed. You may wish to consult your gynecologist. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated. ...Read more
I'm 21. All my joints started to pop recently from everything between & including feet to sternum & shoulders from normal movement. Why/how do I fix?
Loose Joints: People with hypermobile joints might have joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs) with inherited laxity of ligament tissue. Ability to lock knees & put palms on floor can be sign of jhs. Osteopath should be able to diagnose. Mostly in females & can predispose to fibromyalgia. Solution is lean body mass & toned muscles. Yoga, swimming, & gentle weight training can stabilize joints & reduce laxity. ...Read more
Fit 59yr m has chest pain about 10cm to the right of sternum when pulse >155. Xray, ekg, tte, stress test all normal. What other tests are indicated?
Chest pain: To answer best would need to see you and have first hand information about your exercise response on the stress test. If CAD remains a consideration, i would do a coronary angiogram at this point. If my clinical impression was that we had pretty much ruled out cad, i would likely have something else in mind. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a twitching/spasm under my sternum just below my ribs? Left-ish side. No other sx. history of PVC and gerd. I'm 29. 3 weeks on/off.
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