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What causes pains around the sternum?

What causes pains around the sternum?

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

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I get sharp pains behind lower sternum & also an ache that affects my back at the same level. Both come and go at the same time.

Concerning : Please get a full check and making sure the pain is non-cardiovascular in etiology. Please follow up with pcp and rule out CAD and aortic aneurysm. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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I have been having pains near my sternum, as well as in my armpit and breasts. It's tender to touch. Thoughts? Should I get this checked?

I have been having pains near my sternum, as well as in my armpit and breasts. It's tender to touch. Thoughts? Should I get this checked?

Tender sternum : You should definitely have it checked thoroughly. May be nothing more than inflammation of rib cartilage but always important to rule out more significant problems. ...Read more

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Help I feel confused and disorientated, have pains in my sternum and gut and watery, black and sometimes green coloured stools!! Help?!

Help I feel confused and disorientated, have pains in my sternum and gut and watery, black and sometimes green coloured stools!! Help?!

Complete exam: You have multiple serious symptoms which require a full physicial examination, blood and urine testing. Get a stool analysis and culture- ypour question cannot be answered oon this site-Go directly to the ER or UC clinic. ...Read more

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I had the stomach flu a couple days ago. Since yesterday, I've been having chest pains (under the sternum, you could say) &on the right sight. AnyHelp?

I had the stomach flu a couple days ago. Since yesterday, I've been having chest pains (under the sternum, you could say) &on the right sight. AnyHelp?

Stomach flu: Sounds like gastritis or esophagitis especially if you have been vomiting with this stomach flu. Could be pleurisy if associated with a cough. I would continue supportive care such as increasing fluids and taking NSAIDs like Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) for Pain and see if it helps. If not I would follow up with your physician ...Read more