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Sharp Pain In Sternum Area
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
Experiencing sharp burning pain lower pec sternum area during cough. No pain resting, breathing. Recent bout with flu. Muscle/tissue inflamed?
My dad just coughed and is in agony with severe sharp pain in sternum Ribs and cant stop Coughing he's headed to the er. He seemed in serious trouble?
Severe cough: It sounds like the trip to the ER. Is the best choice at this time. I hope it is treatable and he is better soon. ...Read more
Lifted my arms, sudden sharp pain in sternum. Doing laundry put my arm back another sharp pain then bad back pain. Went away but today and yesterday?
Pain in muscles: You should see a rheumatologistGet a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
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
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
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?
Pain near the sternum, between 2nd&3rd rib in left chest. Started as a sharp pain, now becomes a discomfort/dull pain lasting 4 mins max. Pls advise.
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 have an acutely sharp pain under left rib cage, but closer to where the sternum meets when I breath in, for over 24 hours now, what could it be?
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?
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
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
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
I have a sharp pain under my sternum where it meets my rib cage. It only hurts when I push on the spot and when I take a deeper breath than normal.?
No: No not normal. You should be checked, it may be something that needs treatment, ...Read more
I have an intermittent mild but sharp pain about an inch left of the bottom of my sternum. I do not have shortness of breath. What could cause this?
All day sharp pain from sternum across right side of chest when twisting right. Same pain on left side just now upon turning left. Upper back tight. Help?
Pain: You could have ribs or thoracic vertebrae out of place. Go see a do who does manipulation, for an osteopathic treatment. One trip may just do it! ...Read more
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
I feel sharp pain in the sternum, which radiates to the left arm, without persistence, worsens with certain movements.
I have been having pain under collar bone next to sternum on my right side. Sharp pain lasts for about 2 seconds then goes away. Happens every 1-2 day?
Tietz Syndrome: Costochrondritis of the costosternal joint. See md for antiinflamatory therapy ...Read more
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
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
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
Feel like I can't get enough air sharp pain upper left chest tight or heavy near sternum not dizzy or fatigued third time it's happened in 2 years?
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