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The Sternum Problems
I've had a fluttering or rushing feeling or right side below rib lately. Today, I have burning or a cramping feeling in sternum. Gallbladder problem?
Gallbladder pain: Typical pain form the gallbladder occurs in the abdomen below the right ribs in the front and sometimes below the breast bone. It radiates to the back. Worse about 30-60' after eating, especially with fatty foods. Crampy in nature, variable severity. See your primary care provider of a more complete evaluation. Not everyone is typical. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Dull ache the bottom of my rib cage both sides I have also been having a ache in my groin an my sternum never had problems before was fit a healthy ?
Vague: Unfortunately these are vague and spread out symptoms which could represent muscle/ligament sprains, abdominal pathology, urologic conditions, etc. I would recommend seeing a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Back, neck+spine pain, stomach problems, sternum pain and twitching throughout body. Sinus problems as well. Docs say nothing wrong. Second opinion?
Twitching: Stay off the internet. Should get checked out by face to face dr. Sounds like viral syndrome. ...Read more
I woke up with a severe & acute pain just below the sternum and rib cage. What may be the problem?
Many possibilities: Pain in that area could be due to trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, inflammation, metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal (bony over growth) or biomechanical abnormality, or neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly laboratory and radiology exams could determine the cause. Have it evaluated by a professional. ...Read more
My heart is hitting my sternum and it's beating really rapid I'm a 16 year old female with history of heart problems?
See a doctor.: You have palpitations and tachycardia. Fast heart rhythms need to be checked by a doctor, it can be something directly related to your heart problems, or something else. In any case it is important to follow up with your doctor as soon as possible. Don't drink a lot of caffeine from sodas or coffee if you are. ...Read more
Burning/pain in chest slightly left of the sternum, but steady pulse. No previous hist. Of cv problems. Cause for alarm? Possible causes of pain?
Likely esoph reflux: Duration of symptoms? Minutes, hours, days?At age 23 unlikely to have a cardiac cause. No use of street drugs, cocaine, excess energy drinks? More likely to be reflux of stomach content into esophagus. No sweats, short of breath, nausea, lightheadedness? More likely esoph related. Any of the above? Call/see md asap. ...Read more
24 w/ no health problems. Past 6 weeks have had very mild, but persistent, chest pain (sternum area). Ekg was fine, BP is ~110/60. Any ideas?
Get checked: May be the pain is musculoskeletal origin. Your ekg and BP seem to be normal. Ask your doctor whether you need anti inflammatories. ...Read more
Sternum hurts right in the middle at the lowest point heart problems ruled out no problems eating swallowing or breathing what could it be?
Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain which include: angina (cardiac), inflammation of the esophagus, bronchospasm, pneumonia, pleurisy or costochondritis, to name only some. A comprehensive evaluation is needed which can include an ECG, chest xray, bloodwork and a physical exam. Costochondritis usually causes pain worse when applying pressure to the chest. Go to the ER is worse. ...Read more