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Can i hiatal hernia give you sternum tightness left chest tightness and shortness of breath?

Can i hiatal hernia give you sternum tightness left chest tightness and shortness of breath?

Yes, especially: If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease. But your symptoms could be caused by something else, like heart disease. So it is best to see a doctor for correct diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Nose sounds stuffy but is clear when I blow it also have slight shortness of breath sternum tight feeling and pass gas a lot and little forced burps ?

Nose sounds stuffy but is clear when I blow it also have slight shortness of breath sternum tight feeling and pass gas a lot and little forced burps ?

Stuffy nose and more: you have a lot of symptoms and perhaps you may have allergies and/or asthma. You should have a doctor check you out to see if you have asthma or allergies. Also you may be having some reflux, when acid from your stomach may be going into your food pipe and sometimes your mouth region. Best to see a doctor to further evaluate your symptoms ...Read more

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Felt sick then sudden excritiating chest pain lasting 5 minutes. sternum feels tight and full?

Felt sick then sudden excritiating chest pain lasting 5 minutes. sternum feels tight and full?

Chest pain: Go see a doctor asap and get checked. Go now if this is new and is accompanied by shortness of breath and/or nausea, sweating, dizziness, or if you have a cardiac history, or a family history of it, or risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, or you smoke. Not all chest pain is cardiac, but this needs to be ruled out first, especially if exertional. ...Read more

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Sternum feels tight little ache can't seem to fill my lungs also aches when I lean my head back and sometimes makes me cough ?

Sternum feels tight little ache can't seem to fill my lungs also aches when I lean my head back and sometimes makes me cough ?

Pleurisy: Hi, it seems that you have Pleuritic chest pain which could be due to inflammation of rib cage or lung. Please see your provider for further evaluation. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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Sternum feels tight when I take a deep breath with slight ache. and when I turn my head right I have a ache the top part of the right side chest ?

Sternum feels tight when I take a deep breath with slight ache. and when I turn my head right I have a ache the top part of the right side chest ?

See a doctor str8away: Your healthcare system is excellent and to properly evaluate this problem you should see your doctor right away. The list of possibilities is extensive and if a referral to cardiology and/or pulmonary is appropriate don't hesitate to ask your doctor. Imaging and special tests including but not limited to pulmonary function, ECHO, EKG and stress tests may be appropriate before musculoskeletal evals ...Read more

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Could my rapid heart rate be causing tight muscles on left side of sternum? Feels very tight. hr is higher than usual during exercise and after

Could my rapid heart rate be causing tight muscles on left side of sternum? Feels very tight. hr is higher than usual during exercise and after

Yes: but i don't know your age , if older than 35 and obese then more concerning , i chest pressure like a weight on your chest or if radiates down your arm and doesn't go away in 15 minutes or with rest , call 911 , otherwise i would see a cardiologist asap and get tests to be sure you don't have a significant heart condition. ...Read more

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Fit 21 yr old runner but tightness in sternum during lifting an overhead press? Cardiac stress or lifting too heavy?

Fit 21 yr old runner but tightness in sternum during lifting an overhead press? Cardiac stress or lifting too heavy?

Probably positional: If you don't get the tightness during any other activity except overhead press then it is most likely positional and related to your muscles and bones rather than your heart. If you are getting the symptoms with other activities you should see your doctor. ...Read more