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I am a 33 yr old female. I have a visible and palpable pulse in my suprasternal notch for the past few weeks. I am freaking out. Thoughts?

I am a 33 yr old female. I have a visible and palpable pulse in my suprasternal notch for the past few weeks. I am freaking out. Thoughts?

Artery: This is most likely an artery and if it is very prominent, it's advisable to have your physician evaluate your neck for the possibility of an aneurysm or any other abnormalities. ...Read more

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Noticed I have palpable pulse at the suprasternal notch. I'm 21 female. Is this normal? What could it be? What problems can it cause? Thank you.

Noticed I have palpable pulse at the suprasternal notch. I'm 21 female. Is this normal? What could it be? What problems can it cause? Thank you.

Thin person yes: Thin person possible to feel transmuted pulses, vascular anomalies (born with) like aberrant subclavian artery, when crosses in front of trachea possible to feel. Speak to your doctor in your next visit. ...Read more

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I have lump in suprasternal notch exactly in centre in d hollow, what is the diagnosis and trtmnt?

I have lump in suprasternal notch exactly in centre in d hollow, what is the diagnosis and trtmnt?

See your physician: There are a number of possible causes for a lump in the suprasternal notch. It's not possible to give a precise diagnosis based on one sentence of information and no
examination. The possible causes are numerous and range from benign fatty tumors (lipoma) to enlarged lymph nodes, cysts, and other conditions. See your physician for a proper examination. You may need an ultrasound of the mass. ...Read more

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Feels like a golf ball is stuck in my chest just below suprasternal notch. No pain just discomfort. What can this be?

Feels like a golf ball is stuck in my chest just below suprasternal notch. No pain just discomfort. What can this be?

Food most likely: You are 27 year old male with feelings of a mass in throat. Most likely it is a bolus of food that was not chewed enough. This is most common. If it has slowly progressed you may consider lymph nodes. See your doctor. He/she will ask about pain, ability to swallow liquids and solids. He/she will also ask about any recent travel, fevers, sleeping habits. ...Read more

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My 18 year old son has a pea size lump in his suprasternal notch and he says it has a little pain. He has had it and it has gotten bigger.

My 18 year old son has a pea size lump in his suprasternal notch and he says it has a little pain. He has had it and it has gotten bigger.

Get it checked: Its hard to determine what it could be without examining him and getting a little more history. Depending on whether the lump is subcutaneous or deeper it could be anything from a cyst to a thyroid nodule. have him see a doctor. ...Read more

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I feel a tightening in my suprasternal notch. It feels worse if I move a straight arm stretched across my chest or above my head.

I feel a tightening in my suprasternal notch. It feels worse if I move a straight arm stretched across my chest or above my head.

Sternal notch tight: May be costochondritis, Inflammation of the joint joining the clavical to the manubrium. Does it hurt when you press on the bone? Or just may be a musculoskeletal inflammation of the sternocleidomastoid muscle or other muscles (is that tender?) Would try tylenol or motrin and see if helps. Rarely may be be from reflux, (try mylanta) or cardiac consider EKG. F/u /w doc ...Read more

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33 yr F. visible pulse in suprasternal notch. Bp 117/78, HR 65-80, no pain, 200 lb, 5 ft 4 in. Had ekg and it was normal. What likelihood of anuerysm?

33 yr F. visible pulse in suprasternal notch. Bp 117/78, HR 65-80, no pain, 200 lb, 5 ft 4 in. Had ekg and it was normal. What likelihood of anuerysm?

Still possible: A visible pulse does not always mean dilatation or aneurysm. Nevertheless an ECG does not delineate an aneurysm either. A tranthoracic echocardiogram to view root and ascending aorta would be more appropriate as first line noninvasive test ...Read more

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I have lump in suprasternal notch exactly in centre in d hollow, xray normal, fnac epidermoid intramural cyst, what is the diagnosis and trtmnt?

I have lump in suprasternal notch exactly in centre in d hollow, xray normal, fnac epidermoid intramural cyst, what is the diagnosis and trtmnt?

Epidermal Inclusion: Cyst may be what is being referred to here. These are common, most often benign. They can be excised in the office or the OR if more extensive, ...Read more

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Sir, my question is do 2d Echo detect aortic aneurysm from suprasternal notch view? I've suprasternal notch pulse and I'm 22 year old male.

Sir, my question is do 2d Echo detect aortic aneurysm from suprasternal notch view? I've suprasternal notch pulse and I'm 22 year old male.

AORTIC ANEURYSM: If it is not properly visualized with a 2D Echo. Then a trans esophageal echo or TEE is indicated another option would be a MRA of the thoracic region. Discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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I have what feels like a lump in my suprasternal notch. No palpable pulse. Also have a lump on my neck just above and to the right of my thyroid gland?

I have what feels like a lump in my suprasternal notch. No palpable pulse. Also have a lump on my neck just above and to the right of my thyroid gland?

Numerous tumors: Can occur in the anterior mediastinum of which the classic textbook examples of thyroid cyst or lymphoma, etc are ONLY A MINORITY. And simple lymph node, cyst, boil/abcess are at least as common. But everything on the list is treatable and needs attention...so.... ...Read more

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I have a persistent tightness in my throat just superior to my suprasternal notch. I am taking citalopram for anxiety, could I need a dose adjustment?

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I have a persistent tightness in my throat just superior to my suprasternal notch. I am taking citalopram for anxiety, could I need a dose adjustment?

Celexa (citalopram): Since you have not provided your current does, it is best to discuss the issue with your prescribing physician.. ...Read more

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After coughing a lot and clearing my throat, I now have a bulge at the suprasternal notch when I cough or laugh. IS this a hernia?

After coughing a lot and clearing my throat, I now have a bulge at the suprasternal notch when I cough or laugh. IS this a hernia?

Sounds like it.: Consult with a surgeon, who can usually tell on physical exam whether or not you have an epigastric hernia. Sometimes, this could be a diastasis, or separation, between your rectus muscles. ...Read more

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Visible pulse in suprasternal notch, and cartoid arteries (both sides) also tight throat and difficulty swallowing. 20 year old male. Causes?

Visible pulse in suprasternal notch, and cartoid arteries (both sides) also tight throat and difficulty swallowing. 20 year old male. Causes?

Pulse: It may be trivial or serious, it can be anxiety but can also be something with the heart. At any rate, I think you should get checked to reassure you and / or to get some tests done. ...Read more

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Visible suprasternal pulse. Is it normal?

Visible suprasternal pulse. Is it normal?

Yes: In thin individuals pulsations can be seen just above the sternum and clavicle. ...Read more

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What does suprasternal mean?

Suprasternal: Suprasternal is above sternum (lie. Suprasternal notch). ...Read more

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I have a weird feeling at the suprasternal hollow. It almost feels like it's really dry or perhaps something stuck there? Can anxiety cause this?

I have a weird feeling at the suprasternal hollow. It almost feels like it's really dry or perhaps something stuck there? Can anxiety cause this?

Yes: Many people feel tightness in their throat or difficulty swallowing as a direct result of anxiety. Muscle tension can also influence how you feel. Search for a progressive muscle relaxation or breathing relaxation exercise on youtube and see how you feel after listening and following the directions. If you feel better, anxiety may be the cause. If not, consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel suprasternal pulse when exercise or anxious? The pulse is very prominent.22 male.62 kg and thin body. It started after panic attack

Is it normal to feel suprasternal pulse when exercise or anxious? The pulse is very prominent.22 male.62 kg and thin body. It started after panic attack

That panic attack: Ts a strong indication that you are vitamin deficient. Panic attacks are caused by poor energy metabolism in the brain. I would be willing to bet that your diet contains a lot of sugar that depletes vitamin B. The pulsations are caused by autonomic nervous system activity that is poorly regulated. ...Read more

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What is the dicrotic notch or incisura mean in wigger diagram?

What is the dicrotic notch or incisura mean in wigger diagram?

Aortic valve closure: The graph of aortic pressure throughout the cardiac cycle displays a small dip (the "incisure" or "dicrotic notch") which coincides with the aortic valve closure. ...Read more

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What is the dicrotic notch and what does it signify to the nurse?

What is the dicrotic notch and what does it signify to the nurse?

Closure of valves: The tracing of the pressure curves of the pulmonary artery and aorta demonstrate a characteristic rise with a peak followed by a rapid fall until the pulmonic valve and the aortic valve close. At that point, there is a transient rise of pressure in both arteries, creating a notch in the waveform, termed the dicrotic notch, following which the pressure continues to fall until the cycle repeats. ...Read more