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I recently got hit in the chest in the manubrium area and experiencing pain. I was wondering if it could be something serious?
Evaluation: Being hut in the chest can be serious. For instance if you ate in a car crash and the steering wheel then you may meed to stay in the hospital for ecg monitoring. If you are having pain ir a racing heart then you should see a dovtor or emergency department. An xray or ct scan may be ordered and a bruised heart is risky ...Read more
Pain in manubrium area of chest. Can feel pain by pressing it. Aggravates when I do things that stretch chest out such as dips or rolling out.
Definitely stop: If you are having pain in parts of your chest. The most advisable thing to do is to make sure that you get a chance to recover. Before the exercise, make sure that you stretch appropriately and if there is still pain, follow up with your PCP ...Read more
Manubrium discomfort relieved by eating something. What could that be? It's in that part of my chest no pain
If it is upper: Chest discomfort and it is relieved with food, it is likely to be stomach acid in the esophagus causing this pain. Sometimes acid can reflux upwards towards your throat, causing burning sensation on the way. This is especially true at night when you lie flat. If you have early ulcer formation in the stomach, you can get hunger pangs with or without gas. May need to see a healthcare provider. ...Read more
What could cause it to feel as if your manubrium is jetted out a little with swelling in that area? (20yr old male) just discovered this a month ago.
When I'm sleeping and I try to get up the area around my manubrium sterum starts to pain. What should I do I'm only 16?
When I'm sleeping and I try to get up, my manubrium sterum starts to pain. Its now 4 days that this pain still exists What should I do I'm only 27 m?
At the sc joint, it feels swollen & as if my manubrium is out of place. I don't feel pain. What is it? (i am male, 20 years, & work out).
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
I'm 25. I have bit pain in upper middle chest in the manubrium area. Also painful when I deep inhale. The pain last for few secs Do I need to worry?
Most common cause is arthritis (inflammation of the joint between the manubrium and the sternum). But it would be a good idea to get a couple X-rays of your chest and sternum if your pain does not resolve within about 5 days. During these 5 days, rest the chest as much as possible, and take daily ibuprofen. Then follow-up w/ a doctor (in person or on HealthTap) ...Read more
Pain in manubrium part of chest happened when golfing. Any ideas? Hurts when I take deep breaths or push on the area.
Musculoskeletal: Based on the types of movements in golf you may have dislocated a rib posteriorly or anterior where it attaches to the sternum. The other possibility is that you may have torn some muscle or tendon fibers where the pectoralis muscles are attached to the sternum. An adjustment with chiropractor may help and avoiding the offending movement will allow time to heal. ...Read more
I have sternal pain since 10 yrs, MRI has shown edema in manubrium. What are the possibilities to treat this?, cus its really terrible!
Is it normal for my manubrium to stick out pretty far? It causes no pain, but my chest bones pop occasionally. Is this just a normal variant?
Likely normal: There are many physical variances in the human body when compared from person to person, the size and shape of the sternum is no exception. At 37 years old, I am assuming that your extended manubrium has never caused any problems and I doubt that it ever will. Same with the occasional, non-painful chest popping. ...Read more
Examination?: This requires physical examination. Wish you well! ...Read more
What could cause swelling at the sc joint area? I am swollen on both sides of the manubrium, 20yr old male, works out.
Over use!: If you are lifting heavy weights, expecially bench presses or military presses, this puts a lot of stress on the clavicle and its joints at the neck and shoulder. You should rest for 1-2 weeks, no upper extremity weights. If this does not help seee your doctor to get it checked out. ...Read more
Chest swelling on one side, toward Manubrium (in between breast). Occasionally pops, and when I can't get it to pop it hurts. Female 16....
? costochondritis: This may be an inflammation of the joint between the sternum and rib which results in pain and tenderness to the touch.? Any history of injury or strain of this area? Try cold applications for a day or two and then switch to intermittent heat. Nsaids like ibuprofen, if you can take them, should help. See your Physician if there is a true lump or if symptoms persist. ...Read more
My boyfriend fractured his sternum in two diifferent places, the manubrium area and a lower area also. How long should he wait before he has sex?
Use pain as guide: When he is not having pain, then OK ...Read more
I just noticed a large lump on my manubrium and it is sore to touch, about 1 1/2 inches diam. And raised about 1/4 inch.
I have a hard mass on my lower left clavicle which near on the manubrium of sternum. I wonder if it is a cyst or not.?
Doubtful: Likely not if it is hard. Maybe degenerative changes at joint. A low dose ct or ultrasound could be done to check. ...Read more
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
Solid hard painful lump on right side manubrium near rib 1. Had it since I can remember, now 42. Getting worse, hurts to breath and move arm?
See PMD: This may be related to anomaly at that joint. Xtay and blood work will help Dx and Tt. ...Read more
Small, slightly raised + sensitive bump on manubrium/1st segment of sternum. What type of doctor should I visit? PFFS insurance--no referral required.
PCP: It's best to start with your primary care provider. He or she will be able to evaluate you thoroughly, including preliminary testing. At that point, the appropriate referral source can be determined. This is the best way to avoid unnecessary and costly visits to consultants that you may not need. ...Read more
Chest lumps, toward manubrium. I work out alot, docs put me on nsaid's. Only hurts when do butterfly movements. Swelling still persists after a week.?
Costochondritis can: Explain the symptoms that you are having. It is caused by inflammation at the rib junctions. Typically exercises like bench press, shoulder flys, and push-ups can cause it. Can also be caused by prolonged coughing. Stop doing the things above for a period of time 3-4 weeks. Take nsaids. If it doesn't get better may want to try steroids like a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak. ...Read more
I just notic a bone on the left side of my chest under the connection of the Collarbone and manubrium. No pain, and I believe it came after bee stings?
Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and have CT and blood test to find the cause, so be treated. ...Read more
Lump on manubrium of sternum lump under the skin, medium round & been there for over a year. Recently been feeling pain in surrounding bones when bend?
Lipoma: Most commonly these are lipomas, which are simply benign masses of fatty tissue. Very rarely do these cause any problems - in rare cases, there may be persistent surrounding inflammation which leads a patient to ask for removal of the lipoma. As with any lesion, if there is significant increase in size, or significant pain, redness, discoloration, or any other concerning sign, do see a physician ...Read more
I have a small lump on my manubrium that has been causing pain off and on for the past few weeks w/ deep breaths and arm movement. Pulled muscle?
That one really: Needs to be looked at directly. Duration of symptoms, your demographics and an in person physical exam are needed before anyone can even begin to develop a list of possibilities. ...Read more
Is it normal on CT to show what appears to be erosion on the posterior side of the manubrium? I have residual thymus, and a mass in my sternal notch.
Not normal: Normal residual thymic tissue should not erode the manubrium. The nature of this mass needs to be fully explored. ...Read more
Lump in sternal notch, falls behind manubrium. Doc thinks lipoma, but it's getting bigger over just a couple weeks. Didn't show at all on CT 6mo. Ago?
Hello I am having serious pain around my menubrium a doctor said there's s abit of acid there please what can I take to GT rid of the pain?
If I understand your question correctly, it sounds like your doctor feels you have something called gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd). Plain english translation - a type of heartburn.
Antacids (maalox or mylanta) are a reasonable start. You may also try h2 antagonists such as zantac, (ranitidine) axid. Finally, the strongest otc product for this is Prilosec otc. ...Read more
I have pain in central portion of chest. Diagnosis have shown that there is inflammation in manubrium of sternum. Doctors have advised surgery???
No. Of course not.: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more
Not if inside us...: Lead is naturally occurring on earth. Outside of our bodies, lead is not a problem. If we eat or drink too much of it, it becomes a toxic contaminant inside our bodies. Lead is everywhere in our industrialized world, which means one shouldn't worry too much about it, but be sure our families are not eating or drinking things containing lead, nor using lead-contaminated containers or toys. ...Read more