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Pains In Sternum
Can costochondritis be misdiagnosed as pleurisy?Sharp pains around sternum began a few hours after taking my first yoga class.The pain sent me the er.
Yes, that is a: Possibility. If you feel you need a second opinion, please obtain one. Best wishes. ...Read more
Mild chest pains near sternum. Hurts to sneeze. Hurts if i apply pressure and take deep breath help?
Musculoskeletal: It sounds like you are having either muscle aches or joint pain of your sternum. The breast bone has lots of joints associated with it and they can become inflammed just like other joints. This is usually treated with an anti inflammatory medicine. Your doctor should be able to get you the right medication after examining you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Thought i might have pcs (quick sharp pains left of sternum).Does not get worse with deep breaths though. What else might it be? Had negative nst 2013
I have been having very sharp pains in my sternum for five days now. It feels like I am getting poked really hard in the xyphoid process repeatedly?
Costochondritis?: Could be an inflammatory condition of the cartilage there. Doesn't sound specific for a particular diagnosis. May need an exam by a doctor. Your primary care would be a good place to start. OK to try motrin or aleve (naproxen) in the mean time unless you can't take them for some reason - kidney disease in particular. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Hi I had a gastroscopy and colonoscopy 4 days ago and ever since I've been randomly getting chest pains around my sternum, they are really painful?
Symptoms: You should contact your gastroenterologist and report your symptoms. It could be nothing more than 'gas' but no way for us to know out here. ...Read more