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Sharp Pain Under Right Breast Bone
Hi. I have been coughing since 30/5; almost a month now and recently, I have a sharp pain at my right breast bone that is unbearable on 27/6 until tdy.
Costochondritis?: Rib/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/running (breathing heavily for a while), weight training or sit-ups (over exertion while exercising), irritation in the rib's bones/muscles/cartilage/linings, etc... If symptoms don't go away quickly, one should visit a doctor. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Check it out with yo: Your feet need to be examined and xrays need to be taken to determine what is going on with your feet. ...Read more
Feel sick if I don't eat as soon or a few minutes after I wake up and sharp pain in middle of my breast bone last for about a minute or two?
Likely reflux: This story suggests you have excessive stomach acid irritating the lower part of your swallow tube. Eating can dilute the acid but it also mechanically passes over the irritated area, causing pain. Try to avoid caffeine/nicotine and eating before bedtime. Don't lay down after a meal. Tums (calcium carbonate) may give brief help. But you may want to confer with your doc about it. ...Read more
What does it mean when I have a sharp pain on the left side right under my breast bone above my rib cage?
Pain: If the pain worsens with deep breath or movement of upper chest it's likely muscular especially in younger patients without risk for heart disease. ...Read more
Why am I having sharp pain when breathing deeply under left breast bone, and it's been happening for over 24 hours?
I had a sharp pain behind my breast bone, then it moved to my right chest. Now the pain is my right shoulder blade. I'm a 51 year old male.
Chest pain: Chest pain could be due to a number of possibilities - some concerning, others more benign. What you're describing could be a sign of heart disease, but may also be referred pain from your gallbladder. I highly recommend you see a doctor ASAP to evaluate this further. If accompanied by trouble breathing, sweating, or the pain worsens, go to ER. ...Read more
Sudden on set of sharp pain in left upper back behind breast bone that kept me up. Should I worry about this? It continues to sting
I have a lump under my breast bone that is severely painful especially when I eat the lump moves and is tender and I feel a sharp pain from it?
Normal...: It is your Xiphoid process. Leave it alone.....it will not bother you. More you touch it worse it will be. See PMD if too worried. ...Read more
Pain when I lift left arm up above my head feel sharp pain/ pulling in left side of chest breast bone in one area have been coughing a bit cause?
Varies: There are multiple potential causes, and I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. Among the more common causes are a rotator cuff injury or an injury to the labrum, both of wich are critical to movement in the shoulder. If needed, an MRI can usually show the issue as well. ...Read more
Been sick with the flu for 5 days and now when I cough I have a sharp pain between my ribs below my breast bone like 5 or 6" above my belly button.?
Could be a number: Of things. If it is getting worse, not getting better, or if you notice any other issues, go to the er. After severe coughing issues, you can irritate your diaphragm, even cause a mild spasm that then hurts when you cough. Coughing too hard can even cause partial tears. Many other things can cause pain there too, including heart, pancreas, abdominal aorta, etc. So if it doesn't improve, go to er. ...Read more
Get pain under my breast bone on the left side it is sharp that last between s few seconds and a few minutes?
Sharp pains under: The sternum or breast bone can be from many different things, but more importantly they need to go away and not bother you. If they don't, then you need to get some help from a healthcare provider. At your age the most common cause for sharp pains is costochondritis which is an inflammation in the cartilage connecting the ribs to the sternum. No one knows the cause. But you can also have othe ...Read more
I am having pains like sharp high above my breast bone on the left side now today it has moved to the right sometimes what could this be?
Is it tender?: If the area around your breast bone/ribs is tender to touch you may be suffering from a benign inflammation of the area known as "costochondritis". Over the counter anti-inflammatories and local heat may go long ways to help resolve the symptoms. If the pain is not reproducible to palpation, gets worse with exercise or by taking a deep breath you need to see your MD as soon as possible ...Read more
I'm having a dull chest pain on my left breast bone and it feels sharp when walking I don't know what it could be can you give an answer?
Pain: You may have strained or pulled a muscle in your chest, called an intercostal muscle. Try some moist heat applied to the chest wall and Aleeve 200 mg, two tabs once a day with food ...Read more
Is it normal to have a slight pain at the top of ur left breast bone no sharp pain and I'm 16 weeks pregnant?
I am experiencing breast pain (sharp stabninng ad achy) in both breast but mostly left. Travels throughout breast but most of the time on top right and breast bone area. Including nipple sensitivity in both breast back pain all over back shoulders?
I've been having sharp and burning pain right under my left breast in breast bone. Heart or something else?
Sharp pain: Sharp pain is very unlikely the heart. It is usually the ribs, or small costochondral joints. Sometimes the lungs mag cause such pain or the pain may be referred from the gut. The breast muscles also should be considered. ...Read more
I have pulmonary hypertension. Having sharp pains under my breast bone. My CT reports bibasilar atelectasis. Is there a possibility that its related?
Chest pains: Pulmonary hypertension is generally not related to chest pain. Bibasilar atelectasis can be an indication of viral pneumonia and can cause sharp pains worsening with deep respiration, indicative of what used to be called "pleurisy". If associated with a fever, see a health care professional. ...Read more
Getting over cold, this AM I had burning/pain center of stomach (no gallB & gastric bypass) now I have dull/sharp pain on right side below breast bone?
Right sided pain: Pain in that area of the abdomen can occur with gall bladder or pancreatic disorders, gastritis or peptic ulcer. Liver origin would be unlikely. Consult a physician if symptom persists, recurs, or if associated abdominal tenderness, nausea, vomiting or bowel irregularities occur. ...Read more
Severe pain?: 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
Costrochrondoitis: Need more info. Breastbone may hurt if u have injured it such as in a fall or auto accident. This can even come from pushing on it to see if it hurts. Recommend not touching on it. ...Read more
Lots of tissue and organs in that area
muscle, ribs, lung, nodes, and heart may cause discomfort. ...Read more
Tell us more: You have to be more specific, as weird feeling, does not tell us if it is pain, discomfort or pressure that bothers. You. If this feeling persists or gets worse, you can get your doctor to examine you and find out if there is anything serious going on inside. All it takes is a chest X-ray (simple test) or a CT scan of the chest to assure you of the cause which may/not be anything serious. ...Read more
a benign inflammation of one or more of the costal cartilages.
a sudden and sometimes fatal occurrence of coronary thrombosis, typically resulting in the death of part of a heart muscle.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Truma to the bone could result in fracture.
Arthritis could cause pain in the area. ...Read more
This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
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