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Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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Chest pain in the middle.?

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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Chest pain in the middle.?

Depends on factors: Chest discomfort behind the breastbone can be from many causes. For example, spontaneous, sharp, evanescent chest discomfort with breathing has different implications than effort chest pressure associated with other symptoms. Age and risk factors are important as well. Most prudent to get a formal evaluation to avoid minimizing what may be a more serious underlying cause. ...Read more

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Pain in back when breathing in left side?

Pain in back when breathing in left side?

Pain that is: Worse with a deep breath is usually due to inflammation of the connective tissue on the outside of the lung (the pleura) and is known as pleurisy. Often due to an underlying infection. If it is severe get it checked out. ...Read more

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Severe pain in bones at left ribage?

Severe pain in bones at left ribage?

Needs evaluation: If you recall some traumatic incident it could be a fractured rib. But if you are or were a smoker, it could be more ominous. Best to have this looked at by your general physician. ...Read more

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Severe pain in flank of back when sneezing?

Severe pain in flank of back when sneezing?

Herniated Disk: Sneezing and coughing resulting in back pain is a typical finding in someone with a herniated disk. If it does not resolve on its own in a few weeks, i would see your doctor to evaluate the spine further with imaging studies. ...Read more

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Sharp intermittent pain in the left groin?

Resting , exercise ?: Does the pain happen after exercise, does happen sitting in a certain position?Is ther a firm lump in tngroin, check it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in abdomen.

Sharp pain in abdomen.

Some possibilities: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually has fever), gall stones, kidney stone (very painful), constipation (crampy), stomach flu, etc... Most people with "sharp pain", meaning more than mild pain, need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it is not appendicitis, which would need surgery. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left arm, and pain in left chest?

Pain in upper left arm, and pain in left chest?

Chest pain: Anytype of chest pain or even upper abdominal pain will radiate to the upper extremities. At minimum, it deserves and ekg and a chest xray and at least a visit to your provider. ...Read more

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Pain in hip back and ribs.

?: pretty general complaint it would be best to see a physician to help you figure this out ...Read more

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Pain in middle of back when breathing?

See a doctor: Cannot diagnose this on internet. Need full history, physical exam and perhaps imaging studies. This may be serious. Go and see a doctor asap. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Severe pain in lower left abdomen pain does not ease?

Severe pain in lower left abdomen pain does not ease?

There are several: possible explanations for your symptoms but these cannot be determined over the internet. You need to be seen by a health care professional and examined as soon as possible. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Muscle, liver or kidney? Pain starts in upper back, wraps around lower right ribs to the front. Very sharp by only mild pain in front under ribs.

Muscle, liver or kidney?  Pain starts in upper back, wraps around lower right ribs to the front. Very sharp by only mild pain in front under ribs.

Wide range: The symptoms you describe really need to be worked up and be a health danger. Right side makes be think gallbladder disease but yes liver and duodenum are also in the area. See a physician have a work up, a gastroenterologist may b of help as well ...Read more

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Pain in the left chest when coughing?

Muscle strain?: If the pain is in the chest wall, you may have pulled a muscle coughing. If it happens when you take a deep breath it may be pleurisy. If this is a recent cough and it has not cleared in a week, time to call the doctor. ...Read more

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Slight twinges of pain in rib cage and middle back pain cancer?

Cancer pain: Not knowing your current medical condition, it is hard to say. If you are healthy, it may be a sign of fatigue or muscle aches and pains. If its worse not relieved by over the counter medication or topical remedies, i would see your physician to check out all the possibilties of the back/rib pain. ...Read more

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Dry mouth and a little pain under sterum,with sinius pressure?

Dry mouth and a little pain under sterum,with sinius pressure?

See your PCP: Dry mouth, pain under sternum and sinus pressure have a long list of possible causes but the diagnosis can often be made by a good history, examination, tests and imaging. Remember, proper diagnosis is a key to successful treatment. See your primary care physician for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can high blood sugar give you a pain in the sterum area?

Not per se, no: Hi. No, high blood sugar doesn't give you a pain in the sternum area. However, poorly controlled diabetes (chronic, not a one-time or sporadic high blood sugar) does increase the risk of infection and heart disease (among other things, of course), both of which could lead to pain in the sternum area under certain conditions.Some such problems should be evaluated immediately. Go to ER. ...Read more

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I have hiatus hernia. I take 40mg Omeprazole. Today I have had constant pain in the sterum area. Can I take more Omeprazole to help with pain?

I have hiatus hernia.  I take  40mg Omeprazole. Today I have had constant pain in the sterum area.  Can I take more Omeprazole to help with pain?

Multiple Causes?: More omeprazole is unlikely to help. Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. If you are having pains now GO SEE A DOCTOR! ...Read more

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My friend fell 3-4 days later he started vomiting all day and night. He's complaining of upper abdomen & chest pain below the sterum which radiates to his back. He's been to hospital all test are neg.

My friend fell 3-4 days later he started vomiting all day and night. He's complaining of upper abdomen & chest pain below the sterum which radiates to his back. He's been to hospital all test are neg.

Cannot diagnose: Without seeing and examining your friend and having access to what has been done, and the actual type of injury, it is impossible to diagnose. Things to be considered are traumatic pancreatitis and aortic aneurysm with leakage, along with the possibility of coronary artery disease. They need to be evaluated beyond the er and a good internist might be the way to go. Hope they are better soon. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for ongoing sterum pain after heart bypass surgery. Currently at 7 months post op.

What is the medical term for ongoing sterum pain after heart bypass surgery.  Currently at 7 months post op.

Sterna Pain: But needs evaluated for infection, instability, non-union of the bone sections. Wire fracture and tenderness. See the surgeon to assess, this is longer than common. ...Read more

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Stomach pain (high under my sterum). I feel bloated and uncomfortable after having soup and hot tea only. I have had diarrhea for 2-3 days.

Stomach pain (high under my sterum).  I feel bloated and uncomfortable after having soup and hot tea only.  I have had diarrhea for 2-3 days.

Gastroenteritis: This is often viral and may take 5-7 days to clear. If it still persists you need to go and be seen. In the meantime you can take OTC products to deal with the discomfort. Chat with your friendly pharmacist. Hope this resolves soon. ...Read more

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What to do with broken sternum?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What to do with broken sternum?

Sternum: Depends on the extent of the fracture & complications. Consult your orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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How long does sternum pain last?

How long does sternum pain last?

Depends: It depends on the reason for the pain. If it's traumatic injury or post-surgical pain, it can last for many months if not a year or two. If there's another reason such as muscular or other chest wall involvement, then the time can be much less. If you're already plugged in with a physician, it may be worth discussing it with them if there's a concern. ...Read more

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What causes pains around the sternum?

Costochondritis?: You can experience sternal pain after intense work out that focuses on chest muscles, after trauma (like being punched in the chest), or if you develop inflammation of the cartilage that attached the chest plate to the adjacent ribs. If you are experiencing persistent pain for no apparent reason, please see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Hard thing near sternum and breastbone?

Previously answered: hi member, please see my previous answer, if you did not get , i can repeat. thank you. ...Read more

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What internal organ is below your sternum?

What internal organ is below your sternum?

Several strucures: Off the top of my head some include...The diaphragm, part of the the small intestine, some areas of the heart and pericardium may be sub sternal in some patients, the lungs, some lymph nodes, part of the descending abdominal aorta, the tail of the pancreas may extend to that area in some patients. ...Read more

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Why does the end of the sternum hurt to touch?

I don't know: Which end, but i assume you are talking about xiphoid process. I don't think it is anything serious. You might have irritated it somehow. Try some anti inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen and naprosyn (naproxen). If that doesn't work, show it to an orthopedic surgeon. Maybe he can inject the area with cortisone like drug. ...Read more

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I have constant sternum pain. What could it be?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is an inflammation of a rib or the cartilage connecting a rib. It is a common cause of chest pain. Try otc nsaids. If it persists then see your pcp. ...Read more

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Why do I often have sternum pain when i wake up?

Variety of reasons: --can cause 'sternum' pain. More history and exam is needed.. Start with seeing your internist. ...Read more

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What could happen if my son gets hit in the sternum?

What could happen if my son gets hit in the sternum?

Probably nothing: However, there is a condition called commotio cordis, where the sternum is struck and it can cause sudden cardiac death. This involves the electrical system of the heart, and if the strike occurs in the right part of the cardiac cycle, it can cause ventricular fibrillation, which is fatal if not defibrillated immediately. This is why chest protectors are recommended for many sports. ...Read more

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Strange mark on my sternum- what are possible causes?

Not enough info: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Does the sternum, which is cut ever grow back together?

Does the sternum, which is cut ever grow back together?

It should grow back: The sternum is cut down the center, and grows back together in a month or two, unless there is a complication. Complication rates for median sternotomy are reported to be 0.5% to 5% of the patients. Sternal complications such as dehiscence, paramedian sternotomy, and osteomyelitis can be detected with a ct scan. Treatment of the complications depends on the details behind each patient. ...Read more