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Pain In Sterum
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Sudden severe pain in lower left side, painful walking, bending, sharp cutting pain in side, Burning in thigh, pain spread to in abdomin, and low back?
Have pain in lower back, ovaries, pain in female area, URI very slow, pain in back rib sharp pain when breathing, lower back pain into my feet ?
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
Burning pain in left shoulderblade, and in back at the bra line.Pain goes to the front under the armpit and below breast. Pain in left chest.IDEAS?
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
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
Shooting pain in lower left abdomen/back. Lipoma in left lower back corresponds to abdomen pain area. Is lipoma cause of my abdomen pain, too?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ylw stool & diarrhea for 3wks, after eating/drinking, pain under sterum and down under left side of arm with these attacks and nausea ?
This definitely: warrants medical evaluation at this point.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the medical term for ongoing sterum pain after heart bypass surgery. Currently at 7 months post op.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sternum: Need pictures.Get a more detailed answer ›
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