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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.

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 more

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Hi i'm am having some sharp pains in the middle off my chest, sternum when i breath deep. When i lean over or sitting down is when it happens?

Hi i'm am having some sharp pains  in the middle off my chest, sternum when i breath deep. When i lean over or sitting down is when it happens?

Get checked out: These symptoms can be caused by anything from asthma or a respiratory infection, to strain of chest muscles or ribs, to a variety of digestive conditions (the esophagus and top of the stomach sit just behind the heart), even to inflammation around the heart itself. You should see your family doctor, who can ask detailed questions & do an exam and possibly some tests to figure it out. ...Read more

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I have this sudden pain on my sternum that gets worse when i take deep breaths but am not sure what the cause could be.

I have this sudden pain on my sternum that gets worse when i take deep breaths but am not sure what the cause could be.

Get A Chest Xray: Probably is an inflammation at the sternum bone due to a :trauma". Try some aleve (naproxen) twice a day, get a cxr to make sure there is no fracture or underlying cause. Do not wait long. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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 more

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