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Tightness In Sternum
Fit 21 yr old runner but tightness in sternum during lifting an overhead press? Cardiac stress or lifting too heavy?
Mild, brief pains in chest, shoulders, arms, neck and legs. Usually on the left. Tightness around sternum and collarbone on left side. Ekg was normal?
Not quite enuf info: At your age, likely benign, but furhterhistory and testing may be of value. Return to your md and see about getting these ?'s answered. Hrs, md, facc www.Thepmc.Org. ...Read more
I have a tightness under my sternum. Comes with and without hungry pains. Gets better with food but comes on again with hunger pains later... Serious?
Possible Problem: The symptoms you are describing are most typical for a stomach ulcer. They can also be seen with a hiatal hernia (extension of the stomach above the diaphragm) and with gastritis (inflammation of the stomach which can extend into the esophagus). I would recommend that you see your doctor soon, or go to the ER if symptoms get much worse. Antacids, prilosec, and Pepcid (famotidine) can help. ...Read more
Pressure/tightness felt under sternum. Gallbladder out. No malaise. Feels structural but scans don't show anything. Heart also fine. Sliding HH? GERD?
Tightness/Pressure beneath sternum two hours post meal. 1 week now. On domperidone and Zantac. EGD/colon normal. Nothing helps. Ideas?
Dx w/sm hiatal and rt bochdalek hernia. Wld thes cause pain/tightness/fullness frm sternum thru rt ribs, frt to back, esp by lowest rib, worse after eat, ocasional diff swallow? Comp heart wrkup-fine
Full cardio work up 6 months ago. Diagnosed with GERD. Now sore tightness lower center sternum and indigestion for 2 days. Sound like heart or GI?
Feel like i can't get enough air sharp pain upper left chest tight or heavy near sternum not dizzy or fatigued third time it's happened in 2 years?
What can cause a tight feeling near the sternum when I breath in? Full blood count clear chest X-ray clear spyrometry clear an ECG clear had for 4mont
Anxiety: is probably the culprit. See a psychiatrist to get some talk therapy. ...Read more
I am having some tightness and pain in my sternum area. I used to be able to stretch and get it to pop out, but can't this time. What can I do?
Not a Heart Attack?: Nate, Hopefully this is not a heart attack. If you think it might be, then get to the hospital. If you are sure that it is not. Continue stretching, take an anti inflammation medication like Aspirin or motrin, given the location of the pain, I would suggest aspirin. You could try warm or cold compacts as well. Physical therapy could be a solution as well. Try a chiropractor. ...Read more
The past few weeks when i lay on my side my chest feels extremely tight & feel pressure on my sternum as well. Had a c section3 weeks ago.Related?
Usually muscle : Strain but go see your dr just to be sure there's no clot in the lungs. Take care! ...Read more
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
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
I've been having a pain around my sternum and is becoming a daily pain. It's kind of a tugging/tightness pain? No meds, no medical history.
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I have tightness and slight pain in the middle of chest near the sternum. My sternum cracks everytime i stretch or bend backwards. Whats going on?
Chest tightness?: Chest tightness and pain can indicate heart, digestive or lung problems; but in a 20year old healthy person, more often is caused by exercise (soreness), viral infection, anxiety. Cracking of the sternum is normal and related to fluid dynamics within the joint connections. Let your physician know about your symptoms and the context in which they occur (at rest? when anxious? after workout?). ...Read more