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What. If any, other symptoms would I have with this dr. Vance? Would I be in any pain? I had sternum pain last week that lasted for 4 days.
Sum both questions.: We answer a lot of questions and have a hard time going back to see what your original question was, not set up for that i guess. Sorry sum up both questions and someone will help if i dont see it. ...Read more
I have a vibrating feeling about 2 inches below and to the right of the sternum, mainly noticeable when sitting down?
Vibrating?: sounds like a sort of muscle spasm or tremor??? However since this is very close to precordium ( where heart resides in rib cage) I suggest you consult with cardioligist to make sure it's not any sort of cardiac arrhythmia. Once that is ruled out, then see you PMD to r/o electrolyte abnormality and do some muscle studies ...Read more
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
Fractures: The only answer to this question would come with an xray. I would get to a physician to examine you and to determine in an xray is in order. ...Read more
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
It should grow back: The sternum is cut down the center, and grows back together in a month or two, unless there is a complication. Complication rates for median sternotomy are reported to be 0.5% to 5% of the patients. Sternal complications such as dehiscence, paramedian sternotomy, and osteomyelitis can be detected with a ct scan. Treatment of the complications depends on the details behind each patient. ...Read more
Inflammation : The most probable cause of the pain at the base of your sternum is probably inflammation. There are multiple pieces of connective tissue in this area that connect the lowest part of the sternum (xyphoid process) the the main middle part of the sternum. There are also pieces of cartilage that attach the stern to the ribs. Try applying ice for 20 minutes 3-4 x /day. ...Read more
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