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Chest pain in sternum, lump is painful when I put pressure on it. Sharp pains that comes and goes every hour or so. Tried lots of things but no help?

Chest pain in sternum, lump is painful when I put pressure on it. Sharp pains that comes and goes every hour or so. Tried lots of things but no help?

It sounds like you: Have some kind of a chest wall problem. You need to see a health care provider for an evaluation. This does not sound like a cardiac or pulmonary issue. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


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Front left neck pain. Very intense for a couple mins then goes away. No lumps no chest pain associated. Has been going on for past 4 days?

Front left neck pain. Very intense for a couple mins then goes away. No lumps no chest pain associated. Has been going on for past 4 days?

Muscle: My first choice is muscle but you need a full evaluation to make the diagnosis. There can be other causes of this like disc, joint. You need to see your physician. ...Read more

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What are causes of upper chest pain on the right side for a 20 y/o man? Hurts to press against it, not on its own. No lump.

Chest pain: You stated that the you have the right side of the upper chest pain to pressure. Your age is 20 years correct?

Have you had any other diseases in the past? Have you had trauma in the past? Were you involved in a motor vehicle accident in the past? Days, months, years?

Is the pain against the chest wall, in the axilla, radiating towards the front, or towards the back. Do you have pain when you br ...Read more

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Feel abit weak have chest pain when I breath in and out worse at night I can feel two lumps under chin what is this?

Feel abit weak have chest pain when I breath in and out worse at night I can feel two lumps under chin what is this?

Lymph nodes: Possibly those are lymph nodes. However shortness of breath and chest pain is best addressed in person. Perhaps seeing your doctor or going to the emergency room can rule out life threatening causes of the chest symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I wake up in the morning I have severe chest pain and there looks like I have a lump in the middle of my chest from the inside where it hurts?

When I wake up in the morning I have severe chest pain and there looks like I have a lump in the middle of my chest from the inside where it hurts?

See your doctor: I think you need a chest xray and EKG as soon as possible. Your doctor should see you today or tomorrow with these complaints. I hope you are able to get some assistance right away. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have costochondritis with no chest pain or tenderness? Been told the lumps from under my collarbone are this but they are painless?

Is it possible to have costochondritis with no chest pain or tenderness? Been told the lumps from under my collarbone are this but they are painless?

Not usually: Costochondritis by definition is a painful inflamation of the area where the ribs connect to your sternum. Rarely is there a lump let along painless. Look for a different reason ...Read more

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33 years old clear mammo 4 months ago, recently found pea sized lump in breast and chest pain. Can mammo be wrong?

33 years old clear mammo 4 months ago, recently found pea sized lump in breast and chest pain. Can mammo be wrong?

Not wrong, not seen: Not every tissue type can be seen on mammography. Up to 10% of cancers may not be seen on mammo and not seen on ultrasound. In this 10%, it used to mean we went right to excisional biopsy. Now, if indicated, you can do an MRI first. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I have back and left chest pain until left neck and there is small bump or lump in my lower left collar bone. I feel severe chest and neck pain?

Get checked out!: You could be having a heart related condition so get checked out today. Go to the Emergency Room now.

It could also be muscular in nature and still need to be checked out by your local doctor. ...Read more

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Just discovered non-painful dime size lump under chin, slightly to rt side. Chest pain when breathing out after deep breaths 2 weeks. No teeth pain.

Just discovered non-painful dime size lump under chin, slightly to rt side. Chest pain when breathing out after deep breaths 2 weeks. No teeth pain.

Bronchitis?: Hard to diagnose without someone listening to your breath sounds with a stethoscope and a chest x-Ray, go see a real time doc and get more answers ...Read more

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Post dinner felt hot, less than 5 min. Nausea 25min. Feels like lump between shoulders. No chest pain/shortness of breath. Fear of mi. Doc says heart ok.

Post dinner felt hot, less than 5 min. Nausea 25min. Feels like lump between shoulders. No chest pain/shortness of breath. Fear of mi. Doc says heart ok.

Colic: Your symptom complex can be consistent with gallbladder disease/biliary colic. I'm glad you've been evaluated for heart disease. If hd has truly been ruled out, I suggest investigation of your biliary system, for stones or cholecystitis. In the meantime, I suggest a very low fat diet until the biliary tract has been cleared. Reflux disease is also a consideration. Good luck. ...Read more

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Post dinner felt hot, less than 5 min. Nausea 40 min. Lump between shoulderblades. No chest pain or shortness of breath. Fear mi. Doc says heart ok.

Post dinner felt hot, less than 5 min. Nausea 40 min. Lump between shoulderblades. No chest pain or shortness of breath. Fear mi. Doc says heart ok.

Reflux/ spasm: The symptoms you describe could be due to stomach acid which would be expected to show up after eating. The acid can cause esophageal spasm and a feeling of a lump or pressure between the shoulder blades. Worst offenders for foods include acids like tomato, spicy food, alcohol, chocolate. Heart issues are less likely in a young female like yourself. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (severity: mild) (side: right), throat lump or bulge and rash on chest.

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (severity: mild) (side: right), throat lump or bulge and rash on chest.

Chest discomfort: Burning chest discomfort with associated rash, if its only on one side off the chest, could be a shingles viral infection. Of course a physician will have to examine you for diagnosis. If it's shingles, treatment is available and important. ...Read more

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Very tired & hair is coming out handfuls for 2 months. Left shoulder pain then neck & chest pain. Lump on l lower throat clear throat cough swallow?

Very tired & hair is coming out handfuls for 2 months. Left shoulder pain then neck & chest pain. Lump on l lower throat clear throat cough swallow?

Time to see your Dr: I'm trying to follow what you are saying, but one thing is clear. Something is not right. Many of the symptoms you describe may occur from hormonal or vitamin issues, but they also could be signs of a more serious problem. Ask to be scheduled for a comprehensive physical and some lab work. Good luck. ...Read more

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Chest pain, lump in throat feeling, and flushed/burning sensation in cheeks? Weeks ago, had chest pain, hot flash feeling, numb right arm. 26/female.

Chest pain, lump in throat feeling, and flushed/burning sensation in cheeks? Weeks ago, had chest pain, hot flash feeling, numb right arm. 26/female.

See your Dr.: If no worrisome family or personal history, could be thyroid issue, but need exam and testing to be sure is not heart-related, or GI source which would need different treatment. If symptoms worsen, go to er for evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Healthy, 41y.o. with lower chest pain and lump-in-throat, discomfort swallowing, day after eating fast-hot temp meal. No gastro. Probs. Just heartburn?

Healthy, 41y.o. with lower chest pain and lump-in-throat, discomfort swallowing, day after eating fast-hot temp meal. No gastro. Probs. Just heartburn?

Needs workup: Discomfort during swallowing always requires thorough gastrointestinal evaluation, usually endoscopy, to exclude serious conditions. Would not assume "no gastro problems" without further testing. ...Read more

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I am experiencing throat swelling, throat lump or bulge, pain when swallowing and chest pain or discomfort, spit up blood when I woke up (severity: moderate). ..

I am experiencing throat swelling, throat lump or bulge, pain when swallowing and chest pain or discomfort, spit up blood when I woke up (severity: moderate). ..

Globus sensation or?: Sounds like you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." Alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophaeal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or dysmotility. Certainly spitting up blood warrants evaluation ASAP please. ...Read more

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GI problem seem cause my sore throat, throat clearing, feeling of lump in throat, difficulty breathing & swallow. Can it cause severe chest pain too?

GI problem seem cause my sore throat, throat clearing, feeling of lump in throat, difficulty breathing & swallow. Can it cause severe chest pain too?

Yes, reflux can: Cause significant chest pain. In fact that is the origin of the term heartburn. On the other hand, not all chest pain in people with GERD is GI in origin. If in doubt, go to ER or an urgent care, if this is unlike anything you've experienced before and is accompanied by shortness of breath, cardiac issues need to be checked for and ruled out. ...Read more

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Started choking on food when eating/swallowing. Throat full of phlegm. Constant lump in throat feeling always swallowing. Afraid to eat-there've been 2 times I almost didn't get food out of mouth/throat in time. Cough, rib/chest pain. Ideas/Help please?

Started choking on food when eating/swallowing. Throat full of phlegm. Constant lump in throat feeling always swallowing. Afraid to eat-there've been 2 times I almost didn't get food out of mouth/throat in time. Cough, rib/chest pain. Ideas/Help please?

Be seen: What you are describing medically would be called dysphagia, there are multiple causes. Among the more common is chronic reflux disease leading to constrict ute of the esophagus. Consider being seen. Work up would likely include a swallowing study and an egd. ...Read more

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I'm nervous...I have chest pains and I feel a lot of pressure on my chest more when I life something it doesn't have to be hevey I have a lump on chest?

I'm nervous...I have chest pains and I feel a lot of pressure on my chest more when I life something it doesn't have to be hevey I have a lump on chest?

See Dr: It is probably a musculo-skeletal issue, but cannot tell over internet. You should be seen & get ekg +/- chest xray and exam to clarify source of your symptoms. ...Read more

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My daughter has little lumps in her chest and it makes her have chest pains and shortage of breath?

More information..: Is she an infant? A small child? An adolescent? Is she beginning puberty? Is she having fevers/cough/nausea/vomiting/ any other symptoms? Without more information, we can't be of much help. ...Read more