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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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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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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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I get burning sensation in the middle of the breast bone area under the rib cage when i drink or eat certain things. Heart burn or stomach ulcer?

I get burning sensation in the middle of the breast bone area under the rib cage when i drink or eat certain things. Heart burn or stomach ulcer?

Several things: This should be evaluated by your primary doctor (and possibly gastroenterologist). This could be ulcer, viral infection, fungal infection, bacterial infection, or allergic inflammation. Your doctor may just start you on medications or may decide you need to have an endoscopy (where a camera is placed into your mouth and down into your stomach). ...Read more

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What causes pain in the area below the breast bone?

A number of things: You should see a doctor if it doesn't go away soon. It can range from costochondritis to gastritis or worse. ...Read more

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Whole area on both sides of the breast bone hurts. Why?

Whole area on both sides of the breast bone hurts. Why?

Possibleinflammation: Costochondritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, relapsing polychondritis, can cause localised tenderness with pain, but if not tender could be coming from lung inflammation, lung clot, or even heart sack inflammation (pericarditis) , needs to be worked up. ...Read more

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What causes both upper flank areas to swelli around where the rib cage & breast bone meets?

What causes both upper flank  areas to swelli around where the rib cage & breast bone meets?

Costochondritis: This is the most likely cause of the symptoms you describe. It is inflammation in the cartilage that connects the ribs to the sternum or breast bone. Treatment usually involves anti-inflammatory medications and rest, avoiding strenuous activity until symptoms resolve. Cold packs can help reduce swelling. ...Read more

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I have round very mobile ? Lymphs node on bothe sides of breast bone near the sternum area. I have very fibrocystic breasts. Concern?

I have round very mobile ? Lymphs node on bothe sides of breast bone near the sternum area. I have very fibrocystic breasts. Concern?

Testing needed: Don't assume these are lymph nodes. That is not a typical location. An ultrasound will help make the diagnosis. A mammogram may not be able to visualize this location very well, but should be done as well if one hasn't been done within 6 months. ...Read more

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Have pain on entire right of body as if i was cut in half. It is prominent at side of right breast/bone to back and hip area. What could this be?

Unusual pain!: This is somewhat unusual pattern of pain. If it is severe pain then you should go see your doctor. If you are otherwise healthy(normal weight and no high blood pressure or cholesterol problem and no diabetes) then it is unlikely to be anything serious. But you should seek medical check up in order to find the cause and then treat accordingly. ...Read more

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I have lateral pain in my upper back, behind breast bone & arm pit area when coughing. I've had this cough for a few months now but the pain is new.

Chest pain: You need a complete physical exam by your F/D or Gyn to ascertain that you don't have chest, lung, breast related problems especially if you are a smoker and recently weather changes. Hope that you may just have a URI but you need to be evaluated soon Good luck ...Read more

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I have chest discomfort in the center of my chest a little on left. Its about 2 inches above the breast bone. It is tender to the touch. Feels kind of like a sore. It lasted all night at work, but now the pain isnt really there even when i touch the area.

I have chest discomfort in the center of my chest a little on left. Its about 2 inches above the breast bone. It is tender to the touch. Feels kind of like a sore. It lasted all night at work, but now the pain isnt really there even when i touch the area.

Likely muscular: Hello, if you can really pinpoint almost exactly where the pain is located on your chest (i.e. 2 inches above the breast bone), than it is likely rib pain or some sort of muscular chest wall pain. Do you lift weights or work out? I would rest for a few days, take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen if it comes back again. It does not sound concerning for heart pain. Hope that helps! ...Read more