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Gnawing pain below sternum and above stomach, sore Esophagus, fatigue. Worse on empty stomach and in the morning. Watery mouth occasionally?

Gnawing pain below sternum and above stomach, sore Esophagus, fatigue. Worse on empty stomach and in the morning. Watery mouth occasionally?

Gastrits: Could be Acute Gastritis. Avoid any solid food. Drink Liquids for 24 Hours and then BRAT Diet. If still remains a problem after 4 days, consult your Doctor. ...Read more

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Every morning I wake up with a soreness in middle/upper chest area and it feels worse when I take a deep breath. Wondering what this could be?

Every morning I wake up with a soreness in middle/upper chest area and it feels worse when I take a deep breath. Wondering what this could be?

At your age: It is not likely a serious condition. Based on the information you have provided my guess is a chest wall condition especially if aggravated by chest wall movement. That being said, I would still recommend you discuss this with your primary care doctor for a more thorough evaluation, ...Read more

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Good morning for long time pain in my scapula area and and left side of my upper chest sore to tuch muselbiopcey on monday I don't know what the looking for?

Good morning for long time pain in my scapula area and and left side of my upper chest sore to tuch muselbiopcey on monday I don't know what the looking for?

Unusual case: You have left muscle pains. You are scheduled for a muscle biopsy of this area monday. Ask your doctors what they hope to find with the biopsy. Have a family member present who can write down the answer do you can review later. ...Read more

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Had slight blood in the pleghm every morning for 1 week had a sore throath mild cough light chest pain taking antibiotic for 3 days smoke 1 pck a week?

Had slight blood in the pleghm every morning for 1 week had a sore throath mild cough light chest pain taking antibiotic for 3 days smoke 1 pck a week?

Stop smoking to heal: Smoke causes inflammation in the bronchial tubes, increasing phlegm production. You apparently are taking an antibiotic for infected sputum. Smoking while taking the antibiotic promotes ongoing inflammation that limits the antibiotic's ability to kill bacteria.. The persistent cough, chest pain and blood means your bronchitis is getting worse. Stop smoking to let the bronchi heal. ...Read more

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Why do I have very achey chest and upper back with sore throat every morning?

Why do I have very achey chest and upper back with sore throat every morning?

Could be your heart: See your doctor. It could be your heart or acid reflux or something else. You need to be seen. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with really dry throat it's been sore today and and if I breathe out all the way I start to cough and it hurts in my chest.

I woke up this morning with really dry throat it's been sore today and and if I breathe out all the way I start to cough and it hurts in my chest.

Bronchitis: Or tracheitis seems likely, an inflammation in the breathing tube somewhere between the throat and the lungs. Could also be laryngitis, flu, pneumonia or asthma. Try some honey, lemon tea and stay very well hydrated. You can take 4-6 gms of Vit C with food. Stop if/when you get diarrhea. If you have fever, chills, sweats, headache, it is time to see someone. Good luck and get well soon! ...Read more

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I have sle & asthma. I woke up this morning w/severe/sore chest pain, junky caughw/phlem, headache, bodyaches, extreme fatigue, & my temp has been betwee?

I have sle & asthma. I woke up this morning w/severe/sore chest pain, junky caughw/phlem, headache, bodyaches, extreme fatigue, & my temp has been betwee?

Need evaluation...: You need to be evaluated asap to determine the etiology of your symptoms and to be treated. You can be seen in the er for your chest discomfort, fever, body aches, cough. Sounds like an infection, could be pneumonia so you need to be seen by a doctor right away, before symptoms worsen. If you are sort of breath, or if symptoms are worsening, definitely call 911. Get to an er. ...Read more

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I had morning and afternoon practice today for swimming. Chest and throat feel warm, lungs feel sore and strange? Scared right now of falling asleep.

I had morning and afternoon practice today for swimming. Chest and throat feel warm, lungs feel sore and strange? Scared right now of falling asleep.

Mgt: You may have muscle aches, and if you are not feeling better, please see your PCP. A heating pad and Motrin may help. If there is any change in urine color, please see the ED. ...Read more

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Woke up with slight sore throat. No fever or other symptoms. Sore throat for 1 day. Dry cough. Tight chest. This morning coughed up lime green phlegm.

Woke up with slight sore throat. No fever or other symptoms. Sore throat for 1 day. Dry cough. Tight chest. This morning coughed up lime green phlegm.

Give it time: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory tract infection. Give it a few days. If you continue to worsen past 4 or 5 days of symptoms, then you may need an antibiotic. Of course, if you have any trouble breathing, you should get to the doc right away. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Woke this morning sore throat spitting up dark mucus now its clear and was thirsty could I have been dehydrated or getting sick chest have slight burn?

Woke this morning sore throat spitting up dark mucus now its clear and was thirsty could I have been dehydrated or getting sick chest have slight burn?

Acid reflux?: You could have had some acid reflux through the night that caused those symptoms. Or you could be developing a viral upper respiratory infection. Wait and see how the next 24 hours progress - if you get a fever, cough, runny nose then infection is more likely. ...Read more

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I've had a bad cough for 6 days, it start with a sore throat. Had chest tightness and wheezing. This morning my ear popped and won't pop back, advice?

I've had a bad cough for 6 days, it start with a sore throat. Had chest tightness and wheezing. This morning my ear popped and won't pop back, advice?

Don't worry: I'm sorry you've had a bad cough for 6 days. No need to worry about the ear popping back. As the congestion in your upper respiratory system resolves the pressure in your eustachian tube will come back to normal on its own. You don't need to do anything. Don't try to "pop it back". No need to focus on it. Turn your attention to other things and you will find it will resolve in time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Recovering from acid reflux is my big problem. After 5 years and 3 months I can still feel the soreness and hurt in my chest when I awaken in the morn?

Recovering from acid reflux is my big problem. After 5 years and 3 months I can still feel the soreness and hurt in my chest when I awaken in the morn?

GERD: Assuming that cardiac causes have been ruled out, it is possible that your GERD is not under control with your current dose of Prilosec. You should avoid any particular foods which make your symptoms worse. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco. Consider tilting your bed. See your doctor to be sure other causes have been ruled out and to consider either further evaluation or medicine adjustment. ...Read more

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I have been couching up green mucus for over two months now. I also have burning in my chest when I couch, and wake up with a sore throat most mornings?

I have been couching up green mucus for over two months now. I also have burning in my chest when I couch, and wake up with a sore throat most mornings?

Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, or a long cough, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can pain in my sternum be caused by stress from the day before? It's not severe. Just sore like. P.S. I'm not sick, no coughing or anything

Can pain in my sternum be caused by stress from the day before? It's not severe. Just sore like. P.S. I'm not sick, no coughing or anything

Sternal pain: It may or may not becaused by stress. You mave have a benign condition known as costo-chondritis which is an inflammation of the cartilage connecting the ribs to the sternum. Ibuprofen can be used for pain relief. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing soreness on the left side of my sternum for about 10 days. It is sometimes made worse by lifting objects.

I've been experiencing soreness on the left side of my sternum for about 10 days. It is sometimes made worse by lifting objects.

Sternal pain: Pain that is made worse with movement usually represents muscle pain. Sternal pain can also be caused by heartburn, gastroesophagel reflux, heart pain and chest infections. Seek medical attention to determine the cause of this pain ...Read more

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Can too much coughing make my sternum sore?

Can too much coughing make my sternum sore?

Yes......: Coughing can result in musculoskeletal pain, including sternal pain. But, if the sternal pain is present when you're not coughing, it could be heart-related which requires an er visit. If musculoskeletal, it will improve once your cough resolves so see your doc for cough treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit asap! ...Read more

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Why is my sternum sore if I push just a little on it it hurts it also sticks out some also it has been this way for a very long time

Why is my sternum sore if I push just a little on it it hurts it also sticks out some also it has been this way for a very long time

This: This is an issue that warrants medical evaluation. You could be dealing with a sternal mass, or just be dealing with a prominent sternum. An x-ray or ultrasound of the area will give more clues as to the diagnosis.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had localized soreness near my rib and sternum. Soreness started in September and went away a few months the later. Soreness comes and goes?

I have had localized soreness near my rib and sternum. Soreness started in September and went away a few months the later. Soreness comes and goes?

Basic diagnosis: Can be made with an xray of the chest and special views of the ribs affected. Ask your doctor to order them and discuss results. Hope it feels better. ...Read more

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Why does my sternum ache every time I get a sore throet?

Why does my sternum ache every time I get a sore throet?

Best to have: Yourself checked for possible reflux so treatment can be started to help with your discomfort. ...Read more

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I woke up with main in my chest around the sternum and right breast. A soreness type of pain?

I woke up with main in my chest around the sternum and right breast. A soreness type of pain?

Main in my chest: I assume you mean pain in your chest? Please do 2nd opinion with me now so we can work on trying to figure out what is going on. ...Read more