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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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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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Dr. Claudette Anderson
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Why am I having sharp pain when breathing deeply under left breast bone, and it's been happening for over 24 hours?

Why am I having sharp pain when breathing deeply under left breast bone, and it's been happening for over 24 hours?

If it hurts when you: Touch. ;then it's either caused from pressure on the area or costochodritis;inflammation of breastbone.If it moves it's probably gas ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
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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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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Colin Kerr
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I have pain on the left hand side, just under my left breast bone, when I breathe?

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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Dr. Erinn Huffman
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Dr. Robert Killian
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Dr. Georgia Latham
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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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