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I had a sharp pain in my sternum area that came and went away, took Mylanta as I do have gerd but could this be heart related, ekgs and blood normal?

I had a sharp pain in my sternum area that came and went away, took Mylanta as I do have gerd but could this be heart related, ekgs and blood normal?

Sharp non consistent: With usual symptoms of angina. Yet EKGs miss most endocardial myocardial infractions. Be aware medicine mostly about symptoms advanced disease, not health: http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW & myocardial infarctions happen suddenly after decades of setup: http://goo. Gl/xL1roN thus best optimize (NOT normalize) key artery disease driving factors: LCHF, lipoproteins (NOT cholesterol), HbA1c, BP, don't smoke, etc ...Read more

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Experiencing sharp burning pain lower pec sternum area during cough. No pain resting, breathing. Recent bout with flu. Muscle/tissue inflamed?

Experiencing sharp burning pain lower pec sternum area during cough. No pain resting, breathing. Recent bout with flu. Muscle/tissue inflamed?

Get chest X-ray: There many things that can cause these types if symptoms. There is a chance you could have a pneumonia or it may come from your chest wall. See your doctor for a physical exam. She or he may order a chest x-ray for you. ...Read more

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What is causing sharp pain in sternum? Feels like lots of pressure, hard to breathe. Walking a ton more the last week. Just got Depo-Provera shot. Serious?

What is causing sharp pain in sternum? Feels like lots of pressure, hard to breathe. Walking a ton more the last week. Just got Depo-Provera shot. Serious?

Call 911: There are many possible causes for a chest pains like lung problems, muscle pain and gastrointestinal problems. Regardless, chest pain with lots of pressure, hard to breathe is always a red flag and visit to ER is warranted. Call 911 ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain below my sternum for about 12 hours now what is it I can't stand the pain anymore please help me.

See a physician: At your age, heart conditions would not be likely. Severe esophagitis or inflammation of the esophagus is a possibility. In any case, if the pain is as you describe, you should seek medical attention now. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in my sternum when I breath or lean forward. What does this mean?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is an inflammation at the junction between the sternum and the ribs. It is a harmless condition affecting mostly women. ...Read more

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If I press down on my sternum I get very sharp pain what can this be does it sound anything to worry about?

It depends: You don't tell us what level of the sternum you pressed on. If you have no pain unless you press down, it most probably is not a serious condition. However, without more details and an examination, I would not be prepared to be more specific. See your physician. ...Read more

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Today I felt a sudden, extremely sharp pain in the middle of my sternum that spread out to bothside of my ribs. Lasted half a second. Shud I b worried?

If you have any: Other symptoms that remain yes. However, if not, and it was just a fleeting pain that happened once, even if it reoccurs with certain movements, it is more likely related to your costochondritis. See your doc soon just to check it out, but with no other symptoms, your age, hx of chostocondritis, most likely fine. ...Read more

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What's causing sternum pain? Sharp pain in middle of my chest, last few secs-5 minutes then goes away and might come back if I get up. Not daily, random

A number of causes: Including: foodpipe or the windpipe problems are the commonest cause of pain there. Most likely its inflammation of the foodpipe (esophagitis).
Other causes include a bony lesion, like costochondritis, and very rarely a heart or the large blood vessels issues, at your age.
See your pcp to be diagnose/treat you. Maybe sleeping with head propped up about 30 degrees (on 2-3 pillows) would be helpful. ...Read more

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I get these random ''attacks'' on my sternum, it feels like a sharp pain, like I need to crack it. They hurt bad and then go away what could it be?

Tough to say: Without an exam, really tough to tell, but guesses would be costochondritis, musculoskeletal strain/sprain, pyrosis (heart burn), esophogitis, anxiety, heart issues, etc. Best for you to get dr to evaluate you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest wall pain under sternum. It is a sharp pain at times. The following also describes me: What should I do?

I am experiencing chest wall pain under sternum. It is a sharp pain at times. The following also describes me: What should I do?

Costochondritis: = inflammation of the cartilages between your ribs and breastbone (sternum) is a very common condition. Try applying ICE or HEAT or BOTH (which ever helps most) to the place (s) where you feel the pain!
OTC NSAIDS (eg: Ibuprofen) may also help!
Hope this is helpful

Dr Z ...Read more

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Hello. I'm a 36 year old male with history of anxiety and pvcs. Can't sleep. As soon as I doze off, I get sharp pain below sternum. What is this?

Hello. I'm a 36 year old male with history of anxiety and pvcs. Can't sleep. As soon as I doze off, I get sharp pain below sternum. What is this?

Anxiety: See your primary care doctor first to rule out medical issues, especially with pain in your sternum. If you are cleared medically try using the free anti anxiety app for up to date information, exercises and videos to reduce anxiety. Best. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under left breast and sternum, have had anxiety attacks before not sure if it is serious or not. I'm 21?

Anxiety.: Consult with your md to rule out physical causes. If all ok i'd suggest seeing a mental health professional who can help you deal with your issues. ...Read more

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Can stress cause a sudden quick sharp pain in the sternum that comes and go, or can it be related to a panic attack?

Can stress cause a sudden quick sharp pain in the sternum that comes and go, or can it be related to a panic attack?

Maybe: Are you under a lot of stress? Do you have a history of panic attacks? It also could be a medical reason such as reflux or an esophagus problem. It would be a good idea to see your doctor even if it is stress because you need an outlet to learn to handle it so you don't take it out on your body. But if it is something else you need to know ...Read more

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While running I experienced a sharp pain in my sternum. It hurts more when ever I apply pressure to it or poke it. What is this?

While running I experienced a sharp pain in my sternum. It hurts more when ever I apply pressure to it or poke it. What is this?

Costochondritis: Sharp pain in the sternal area (breastbone) during activity or after activity is almost always costochondritis (inflammation around bone-cartilage interface) and it is often difficult to treat going away by itself after several days to weeks. At 22 years old, the risk of this being coronary heart disease is very very low. Most would recommend a doctor visit to fully check out the heart. ...Read more

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For about a week now, dull sharp pain behind left breast and behind sternum on and off. It’s scaring me?

For about a week now, dull sharp pain behind left breast and behind sternum on and off. It’s scaring me?

Needs a doctor exam: In a college-aged person, heart problems are less likely, but rib or sternum joints may hurt for many reasons, such as trauma (bumped into something, somebody poked a finger into the ribs), coughing (bad cold and cough symptoms), jogging or running (breathing heavily for a while), weight training or sit-ups (over-exertion while exercising), irritation in the rib's bones, muscles, cartilage, etc... ...Read more

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I feel sharp pain in the sternum, which radiates to the left arm, without persistence, worsens with certain movements.

Pain: Pain in chest area makes us worried about heart although it is uncommon at your age. Other causes can be : muscle soreness due to strenuous activity, costochondritis, shingles, reflux to mention few possibilities. Get evaluated. ...Read more

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I get this strange kinda sore like sharp pain @the bottomunder my sternum towards the right side worst with movement & deep breaths what can it be?

I get this strange kinda sore like sharp pain @the bottomunder my sternum towards the right side worst with movement & deep breaths what can it be?

Depends: Costochondriitis can be a differential. It is caused by inflammation of the joint or junction of the sternum and the ribs. It could be also due to pleuritic type of chest pain which is inflammation of the lining of the lungs. Other specialists may also give you other differential diagnosis. The best way is to make an appointment with your physician and examine you. ...Read more

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This morning & once this afternoon, I had a sharp pain in my chest to the left of the sternum. Yesterday my legs & feet started swelling & still are.

This morning & once this afternoon, I had a sharp pain in my chest to the left of the sternum. Yesterday my legs & feet started swelling & still are.

Exam needed: The combination of swelling of lower extremities and chest pains raises the concern for blood clots embolizing to the lungs from phlebitis of the legs. Prompt evaluation of these symptoms should be done in the hospital emergency room as soon as possible where appropriate tests will be carried out. ...Read more

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Sharp pain randomly in chest above breast next to sternum. Been going on a year but is more persistent lately. Shallow breaths or movements triggers it?

Sharp pain randomly in chest above breast next to sternum. Been going on a year but is more persistent lately. Shallow breaths or movements triggers it?

Needs evaluated: Get an appointment with your doc to evaluate you further. More history and an exam would be needed to give you the best answer. ...Read more

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Sharp pain bottom of sternum lasted only a couple seconds had 3ekgs heart ultrasound an 24hr monitor a few months ago no issues found what could it be?

Sharp pain bottom of sternum lasted only a couple seconds had 3ekgs heart ultrasound an 24hr monitor a few months ago no issues found what could it be?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more