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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 can help. ...Read more
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
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