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Belching;farting;heartburn& pain under left breast bone around the back. What is the best treatment for this?

Belching;farting;heartburn& pain under left breast bone around the back. What is the best treatment for this?

Treatment: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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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How do you treat pain under left breast bone?

How do you treat pain under left breast bone?

Pain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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HiI have pain under my left breast bone which I would descibe as a burning sensation. I also feel I have to burp a lot and feel nauseous at times.

HiI have pain under my left breast bone which I would descibe as a burning sensation. I also feel I have to burp a lot and feel nauseous at times.

Maybe stomach reflux: This might be stomach acid reflux into the esophagus creating the pain. See a MD as at 32 it is unlikely that it is cardiac related unless you had a problem from birth.(congenital) ...Read more

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I have a pain under my left breast bone. What does that mean or what could that be?

I have a pain under my left breast bone. What does that mean or what could that be?

Assume difficult: Pain in that area is cardiac until proven otherwise. If not its musculoskeletal. Check your bra tightness, take 2 alave 2 x per day if u can. If you have pain with exertion, shortness of breath think cardiac, if not its your muscles in your rib cage most likely. ...Read more

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Random chest pain below left breast bone what could it be? For about 3 days now

Random chest pain below left breast bone what could it be? For about 3 days now

Asked and Answered: Please recognize that your question has been answered accurately and graciously. It is rude to continue to ask the same question here. ...Read more

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I am having severe pain under my left breast on the bone. I also think I can feel a lump. Any idea what this could be?

I am having severe pain under my left breast on the bone.  I also think I can feel a lump.  Any idea what this could be?

Breast lump: Tough to say without an exam and some testing, such as a diagnostic mammogram, which can help detect small lumps that need to be further evaluated, assuring they are not cancerous, vs. simple cystic areas, or abscesses, etc. Best wishes. See Dr. to be safe for above. ...Read more

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Inside left breast bone feels bruised 31 yr old female no other symptoms or injurys what could it be and should I worry?

Inside left breast bone feels bruised 31 yr old female no other symptoms or injurys what could it be and should I worry?

Sounds like: Either inflamed cartilage or thrombosed vein. Try anti inflammatory meds, such as Ibuprofen otc. If that doesn't work, time to see the doctor to exclude unlikely possibility of breast cancer. ...Read more

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I'm having a dull chest pain on my left breast bone and it feels sharp when walking I don't know what it could be can you give an answer?

Pain: you may have strained or pulled a muscle in your chest,called an intercostal muscle. Try some moist heat applied to the chest wall and Aleeve 200 mg, two tabs once a day with food ...Read more

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I am having chest aching at my left breast bone that last for a few seconds. But I can breath just fine, and it's not that painful. Any suggestions?

I am having chest aching at my left breast bone that last for a few seconds. But I can breath just fine, and it's not that painful. Any suggestions?

Chest Pain: This sounds more like inflammation of the cartridge connecting the ribs to the brest bone . if you touch the area , it will be tender .. use ice or heat to the area which ever fells better . use some Aleve (naproxen) for a couple of days & it should resolve on its own . Take care ...Read more

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I have pain on the left hand side, just under my left breast bone, when I breathe?

Pleurisy: Well localized pain in your chest (rib cage) after taking a deep breath is often due to "pleurisy" a viral infection (cold) that gets into the lining of the lung, producing pain when the inflammed surface of the lining of the lung rubs against the ribs when you take a deep breath. The same thing can happen after a contusion or bruise to your rib cage. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp and burning pain right under my left breast in breast bone. Heart or something else?

Sharp pain : Sharp pain is very unlikely the heart. It is usually the ribs, or small costochondral joints. Sometimes the lungs mag cause such pain or the pain may be referred from the gut. The breast muscles also should be considered. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation under my left breast bone, i think that it's heart burn. What should I do?

I have a burning sensation under my left breast bone, i think that it's heart burn. What should I do?

Heart disease: The symptom may or may not be heart burn. You need to see a doctor for history/physical and any other evaluation needed to determine what you are feeling. ...Read more

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I was lifting a heavy pan out of the oven felt a crushing noise under my left breast bone near my center of my upper waist now it hurts what did I do?

I was lifting a heavy pan out of the oven felt  a crushing noise under my left breast bone near my center of my upper waist now it hurts what did I do?

Rib fracture: After menopause, women are at increased risk of osteoporosis which can cause bones to be broken more easily. What you describe could be due to a rib fracture. Have you had a bone density scan? Do you know if you have osteopenia or osteoporosis. If you are still having pain, especially if the pain is getting worse, you should be evaluated and perhaps have an xray. ...Read more

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I was lefting a heavy pan out of the oven and heard a crush under my left breast bone now it hurts it'd i push near the center of my of my upper waist?

?fractured rib: you may have had a muscle spasm or a fractured rib, considering your symptoms. Better get checked with your doctor. I see you are 76 and chances of osteoporosis and risk of fractures are great. ...Read more