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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Could this be h pylori if pain below breast bone?

Could this be h pylori if pain below breast bone?

Maybe: H pylori is a bacterial infection that is in the gut. If you are having gastritis type of pain, or reflux or peptic ulcer type of pain h pylori may be involved. You may want to get checked for a possible hernia. ...Read more

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What is chest pain below breast bone area from?

Pain sternal tip: All major organs go there: heart, lungs, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, colon, diaphragm muscle. Pain in the uppper tommy right under the sternal tip can be from all those. Heart attack on the bottom of the heart can have symptoms such as sudden severe upper tommy pain with nausea + vomitting that even er doc can initially attribute to a stomach crisis until an ekg shows the heart. ...Read more

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Back pain abdominal pain pain below breast bone?

Back pain abdominal pain pain below breast bone?

A lot of things: Pain in this area can be caused by many things. You will need to see your doctor. He/she will take a good history of your pain, ie its location, is it constant or intermittent, the quality of the pain (i.E sharp, dull, aching, burning etc) whether it is affected by change of position or not, whether it has any relationship to eating or not and many other questions. Then a physical exam and tests. ...Read more

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Yellow dirrhea for past 2 days no vomiting did have stomach pain below breast bone about 2 weeks ago was consistant now for 3 days comes an goes now?

Yellow dirrhea for past 2 days no vomiting did have stomach pain below breast bone about 2 weeks ago was consistant now for 3 days comes an goes now?

Infection?: You may have an infectious diarrhea; generally, these pass without any need for intervention; if it persists for more than a week, i would suggest checking in with your doctor;. ...Read more

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I have pain below breast bone along with nausea belching and gas after eating but not just greasy fatty foods.Doc says ibs..Thinking gallblader issues?

I have pain below breast bone along with nausea belching and gas after eating but not just greasy fatty foods.Doc says ibs..Thinking gallblader issues?

Gallbladder Pain: Is the pain on the right side below your ribs? If so, your symptoms may be caused by your gallbladder. You should visit your doctor for a detailed history and physical exam and consideration of an abdominal ultrasound to look for gallstones. ...Read more

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What causes severe pain below the breast bone in the middle?

Xyphodynia: That's a painful process involving the cartilage below the sternum. See a pain anesthesiologist. Get your pcp to refer you. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia causes lung pain and pain below the breast bone?

Can a hiatal hernia causes lung pain and pain below the breast bone?

Typically no, but...: A truly sizable hiatal hernia may be contributory to your symptoms. Is it fixed, sliding, para-esophageal? Before you consider surgery for the hiatal hernia and its manifestations of gerd, have you tried and failed appropriately-dosed acid blocker agents and anti-reflux diet modification? Has a ph study and manometry been considered? Does your stomach empty normally? ...Read more

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Random chest pain below left breast bone what could it be? For about 3 days now

Random chest pain below left breast bone what could it be? For about 3 days now

Asked and Answered: Please recognize that your question has been answered accurately and graciously. It is rude to continue to ask the same question here. ...Read more

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My mom got gastric bypass surgery 6 years ago and she is having severe pain below her breast bone in the middle of her chest. Relieved 10-30 mins?

My mom got gastric bypass surgery 6 years ago and she is having severe pain below her breast bone in the middle of her chest. Relieved 10-30 mins?

Reflux GERD: Sounds like she is having a problem with her esophagus which may be gerd (gastro esophageal reflux disease). She should try taking Prilosec (over the counter) twice a day for two weeks straight and see if there is any improvement. If there is, she should continue taking it. She may also want to see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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