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Tell Me About Chest Problems Like A Bone Sticking Out
It could be simple?: When you have small lump (bone sticking) it could be what you said and it could be some else, do you have for long time, it dose increase in size, dose hearts all this should consider, check it out, it could be simple and it could not? ...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
Male and have a bone in my chest that sticks out a little. Sometimes I get chest pain from it. Can this cause damage?
Location and duratio: Where is it located at? How long was it there? Are we referring to the rib bones or the one in the center (sternum)? Is there additional growth or is the whole bone is puckering? I am not clear with the description and difficult to make remark. However, some harmless changes are common and should not be of any concern. I suggest your doc have a look and will settle the issue for you. ...Read more
The bone in my chest is really hard. Its sticking up towards my pecks alot. No pain but very odd? What is wrong with it?
Pectus: In all probability this is a manifestation of pectus excavatum: an upward curling of the sternum (breast bone) and the lowermost bottom portion of this bone is called the xyphoid process- I have it myself- nonetheless- get it checked: without an picture and physical exam this is just an opinion. ...Read more
It can be hard to tell from your description, but I'm wondering if you're asking about something called pigeon chest, or pectus carinatum. It's a condition where the sternum and ribs bow out, instead of lying flat. You can read more about it from a reputable source here:
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003321.Htm. ...Read more
I have pain underneath my chest bone. It feels like it's burning, although I'm not sure. I also have constipation. What could be the problem?
Is it normal for my manubrium to stick out pretty far? It causes no pain, but my chest bones pop occasionally. Is this just a normal variant?
Likely normal: There are many physical variances in the human body when compared from person to person, the size and shape of the sternum is no exception. At 37 years old, I am assuming that your extended manubrium has never caused any problems and I doubt that it ever will. Same with the occasional, non-painful chest popping. ...Read more
Outpatient procedure: A bone marrow biopsy, where a piece of bone marrow is removed cannot be done from the chest (sternum). It's too dangerous to do there. Instead, a bone marrow aspirate is done. The skin is cleaned, the area around the breast bone is anesthetized with local. A special needle is inserted into the bone. You will feel pressure from that. A syringe is used to draw blood. It might hurt briefly. ...Read more
Can you tell me about having a bone marrow biopsy from the chest and what was your experience like?
When the bone: Marrow is sampled from the breast bone only an aspiration can be performed. The bone in this area is not thick enough to perform a biopsy ...Read more
If your chest bone is starting to stick out of your chest like a bump and is preventing you from sleeping on one of your sides what should you do or who should you go see?
Start with PCP: You can start by seeing your Primary care doctor as they can evaluate you and possibly send you for an x-ray to start after an examination. Best wishes. ...Read more
Could happen: If the bone lesion is big enough and if the radiologist is perspicacious enough to see it. ...Read more
Sir some problem in between my upper abdomen and chest. And some pain on the bones between them. So give me some solution.
Get help for pain: There are lots of reasons for abdominal ; chest discomfort, and not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Specifics would help us, but a physical exam is best bet. ...Read more
Can the chest ribs be asymmetrical? I feel the first right rib (the bone right below the right clavicle) is more protruding than the left rib. Problem?
Sounds normal: Nobody's body is perfectly symmetrical. Some people require differnt shoe sizes on each foot, women may require differnt bra cup sizes, and ribs may protrude more on one side than the other -- etc, etc, etc. This doesn't sound like something tow orry about. But discuss with your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more
What to do if I appear to have pigeons chest where my rib cage sticks out. If I do push ups would it be less noticeable or will it just push the bone out even more?
Pigeon chest is a common chest wall abnormality. In pre adolescent patients, sometimes surgery is indicated for cosmetic or respiratory indications.
Most patients live normal lives and can engage in exercise and sports.
There is no harm in pushups, although it is unlikely to change your chest wall. If appearance is the issue, plastic surgery for male or female pectoral implant may help. PFT if SOB ...Read more
Marfan syndrom? Skinny 184 CM and 59 Kg, little bit of scoliosis and chest bone sticks out little bit but not so noticeable, small wrists and bones
Those can be some of the signs of Marfan syndrome, but can be seen in normal people & in other syndromes. Typically, but not always, a parent has it as well.
I'd discuss it with your physician if you are concerned. He may want to check your heart & eyes for abnormalities, Genetic testing can be done as well ...Read more
I've had this problem for years a sudden squeel & after all my bones tighted up after it I get sharp chest pain I take keppra (levetiracetam) for my epilepsy no anxi?
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
I get left chest n hand pain when im tensed or sad...i feel very weak my back bone hurts at times of work at home! Problem is I don't have any1 to talk?
C/P, back pain: May be reflux, gastritis. Trial of ranitidine/prevecid? May be muscle spasm (doubt it is heart) Back pain may be poor ergonomics/computer position/ activity. Need to sit straight with elbows at 90 degrees, feet on floor and screen at eye level. Take a 1 minutes break every 30-45 minutes to stretch and shake out arms, shoulders and back. May need seat cushion Discuss. With MD/ urgent care this wk ...Read more
I'v been getting anxiety & panic attacks, also pain around the chest and collar bone area, my doctor put me on pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) will this help my problem.?
It should help: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) can help with panic attacks, but it will take at least 4-6 weeks to show its effect. Work with your doctor and be patient. This may not be easy sometimes, but hopefully you'll have relief. Please don't forget that psychotherapy is an important part of treatment for panic and anxiety too. ...Read more
Tightness in upper chest left side towards armpit. Ekg normal, xray shows bursitis, MRI shows cyst inside bone, ortho. Says no problem. What now?
Need More Exam: Although your ekg was normal you may still have heart problems.You should consult a cardiologist. I doubt this is your problem though. A better physical exam and history may lead to other causes such as myofascial pain or trigger points. Trigger points are extremely common and my be the cause. ...Read more
My dad has 22.45 WBC with 71.1% NEU and 18% LYM. No chest nodules, joint/bone pain or above mild fatigue - can lift stuff and doesn't sleep to long or too short. He's a smoker. No sight problems or body ache. He only had the flu the day he gave the sample
Respiratory illness: I'm so sorry your father isn't feeling well. Studies show smokers are at high risk for community acquired pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. The influenza virus predisposes to superinfection with bacterial pneumonia and based on pulmonary exam I would treat your father for a mixed infection with oseltamivir and either azithromycin or moxifloxacin/ dep on risk factors ...Read more
Pectus excavatum: This could be a condition termed pectus excavatum. Seeing a physician could help clarify if this is in fact the case. Usually it is a cosmetic concern but sometimes it can cause breathing related issues albeit rarely. ...Read more
No: Paget's disease of the breast is a process distinctly separate from paget's disease of bone. The breast disorder is also called erosive adenomatosis, and is like eczema, but has a high correlation with breast cancer. Paget's of bone is a disease of osteoclasts, with remodeling of bone. The latter is rarely associated with sarcoma of bone, but the 2 kinds of cancer are unrelated. ...Read more
This is common in br: When breast cancer spreads beyond the breast, it commonly spreads to the bones but it can go into other organs including lungs, liver and brain. It is callased metastatci breast cancer. It is then likely to keep spreading and most often ends proving fatal. ...Read more
I have a bone sticking out under my right ribs I can feel it and it's uncomfortable it rubs against my rib when lay in certain positions only recently?
Variable: May be a subluxated rib or bone growth or variable other causes. I would recommend seeing a md. ...Read more
How can I tell if I feel a lump under my collarbone near the sternum? Could I be feeling a bone or muscle? What does a lump feel like? No symptoms
Needs more info: Confused about your question. Can you feel a lump or not. You should be able to feel your collarbone and follow it all the way to the end. Bone feels hard. You may feel a lymph node under your collarbone but that would be movable. Feels almost like a small soft marble. Should not be tender to touch. If the lump enlarges over weeks or months or becomes tender it needs to be checked out. ...Read more