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Pain In Sternum When Taking A Deep Breath
What can cause sudden, moderate to severe right-sided chest pain? It is worse with taking a deep breath and gets worse after pressing on my chest. It hurts along my sternum and in the middle beneath my breast. The left side does not hurt.
R/O PLEURITIS: PLEURITIS=inflammation of the lining of the lung and Pericarditis = inflammation of the lining of the heart can both cause referred shoulder pain. As well as a PE=Lung blood clot. You need a full exam lab testing CXR/EKG/Shoulder X-ray to evaluate your symptoms . Please seek prompt medical attention for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could mild /moderate pain slightly left of sternum, sometimes extending to left side of throat taking deep breath indicate worsening pericarditis?
For the last several months when i lay down at night i get pain directly underneath my sternum when i take a deep breath I am a 52 yr. Old female
As : As a rule of thumb i feel that all patients with retrosternal pain (pain behind the sternum) should have their cardiovascular system evaluated before considering the problem orthopedic related. Another possibility is gerd gastro esophageal reflux disease. Check with your family doctor to get basic screening for this. Only after these basic things have been ruled out should you consider the condition of musculoskeletal origin. ...Read more
I feel like I can't take a full deep breath...100% o2sat. No noticeable SOB. No "pain" but a dull feeling in my sternum area. My family DR said muscle?
Atypical chest pain: The work is based on the age and associated conditions and the risk level for the vascular disease. Having said that I am sure your family doctor considered all these and cam up with the conclusion for muscle pain. It is common to have costo chondritis in the chest rib area which may mimic a chestpain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Superficial pain ard central & right of sternum after work. feels spasm. intensify after lifting/shl ext rotate/deep breath. why?
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is an acute and often temporary inflammation of the costal cartilage, the structure which connects each rib to the sternum at the costosternal joint. Pain or tenderness to palpation usually occurs on the sides of the sternum, affects multiple ribs, and is often worsened with coughing, deep breathing, or physical activity. In most cases no cause is identified. Treatment: ibuprofen ...Read more
I have a sharp pain under my sternum where it meets my rib cage. It only hurts when I push on the spot and when I take a deeper breath than normal. ?
No: No not normal. You should be checked, it may be something that needs treatment, ...Read more
I got centralized mild pain in upper side of the chest close to sternum, no sob, been now for 3 days, increase with deep breath & aggressive movements?
When i take a deep breath , i get a mild pain under my sternum. Peak flow is consistent at 375-400. Recent echo/ekg were ok. What can cause the pain?
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