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Doctor insights on: Prominent Sternum

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What to do with broken sternum?

What to do with broken sternum?

Sternum: Depends on the extent of the fracture & complications. Consult your orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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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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Hard thing near sternum and breastbone?

Previously answered: hi member, please see my previous answer, if you did not get , i can repeat. thank you. ...Read more

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What internal organ is below your sternum?

What internal organ is below your sternum?

Several strucures: Off the top of my head some include...The diaphragm, part of the the small intestine, some areas of the heart and pericardium may be sub sternal in some patients, the lungs, some lymph nodes, part of the descending abdominal aorta, the tail of the pancreas may extend to that area in some patients. ...Read more

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Why does the end of the sternum hurt to touch?

I don't know: Which end, but i assume you are talking about xiphoid process. I don't think it is anything serious. You might have irritated it somehow. Try some anti inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen and naprosyn (naproxen). If that doesn't work, show it to an orthopedic surgeon. Maybe he can inject the area with cortisone like drug. ...Read more

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I have constant sternum pain. What could it be?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is an inflammation of a rib or the cartilage connecting a rib. It is a common cause of chest pain. Try otc nsaids. If it persists then see your pcp. ...Read more

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Why do I often have sternum pain when i wake up?

Variety of reasons: --can cause 'sternum' pain. More history and exam is needed.. Start with seeing your internist. ...Read more

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What could happen if my son gets hit in the sternum?

What could happen if my son gets hit in the sternum?

Probably nothing: However, there is a condition called commotio cordis, where the sternum is struck and it can cause sudden cardiac death. This involves the electrical system of the heart, and if the strike occurs in the right part of the cardiac cycle, it can cause ventricular fibrillation, which is fatal if not defibrillated immediately. This is why chest protectors are recommended for many sports. ...Read more

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Strange mark on my sternum- what are possible causes?

Not enough info: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more