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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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What is chest pain below breast bone area from?

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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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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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?

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

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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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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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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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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Abdominal swelling with pain just below the breast bone, what could it be?

Abdominal swelling with pain just below the breast bone, what could it be?

Tough to say: For sure, but it can be anything from heart attack to gallstone attack. It is best to see a doctor to help you figure it out. ...Read more

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Causes for intermittent pain in abdomen just below breast bone through to the back and in the left shoulder blade?

Causes for intermittent pain in abdomen just below breast bone through to the back and in the left shoulder blade?

Many: Causes like heart or stomach problems, pancreas or gall bladder problems, esophagus pain, rib pain or vertebral misalignment. See your family doctor for a physical exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Getting over cold, this AM i had burning/pain center of stomach (no gallB & gastric bypass) now i have dull/sharp pain on right side below breast bone?

Getting over cold, this AM i had burning/pain center of stomach (no gallB & gastric bypass) now i have dull/sharp pain on right side below breast bone?

Right sided pain: Pain in that area of the abdomen can occur with gall bladder or pancreatic disorders, gastritis or peptic ulcer. Liver origin would be unlikely. Consult a physician if symptom persists, recurs, or if associated abdominal tenderness, nausea, vomiting or bowel irregularities occur. ...Read more

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My breast bone has been hurting randomly. Why?

My breast bone has been hurting randomly. Why?

Usually not: Common cause of chest pain is costochondritis/ tietz syndrome which is an inflammation of cartilage and bone junction of the ribs with the sternal plate. This causes pain in the breast bone. ...Read more

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What can cause breast bone pain?

Several reasons: Costochondritis a benign inflammation of one or more of the costal cartilages. Heart attack: a sudden and sometimes fatal occurrence of coronary thrombosis, typically resulting in the death of part of a heart muscle. Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Truma to the bone could result in fracture. Arthritis could cause pain in the area. ...Read more

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Causes of bilateral breast bone pain?

Costochondritis: While that is one of the possible causes, there are others. So you are best served by visiting your doctor to make sure it isn't something worse. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/costochondritis/ds00626. ...Read more

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How do you treat pain under left breast bone?

How do you treat pain under left breast bone?

Pain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Minor chest pain in breast bone area any concern?

Usually not: Common cause of chest pain is costochondritis/ tietz syndrome which is an inflammation of cartilage and bone junction of the ribs with the sternal plate. This causes pain in the breast bone. ...Read more

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What could cause chest pain under the breast bone?

What could cause chest pain under the breast bone?

Chest pain : Chest pain can be due to an heart attack, esophagitis, acid reflux, musculoskeletal problems, gall bladder disease, pericarditis, pneumonia, pleurisy etc. Check with your doctor. ...Read more