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Doctor insights on: Visible Pulsation In The Neck Above The Breast Bone

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Bone (Definition)

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


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I have chest discomfort in the center of my chest a little on left. Its about 2 inches above the breast bone. It is tender to the touch. Feels kind of like a sore. It lasted all night at work, but now the pain isnt really there even when i touch the area.

I have chest discomfort in the center of my chest a little on left. Its about 2 inches above the breast bone. It is tender to the touch. Feels kind of like a sore. It lasted all night at work, but now the pain isnt really there even when i touch the area.

Likely muscular: Hello, if you can really pinpoint almost exactly where the pain is located on your chest (i.e. 2 inches above the breast bone), than it is likely rib pain or some sort of muscular chest wall pain. Do you lift weights or work out? I would rest for a few days, take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen if it comes back again. It does not sound concerning for heart pain. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Why dose my breast bone hurt when I touch it ?

Costrochrondoitis: Need more info. Breastbone may hurt if u have injured it such as in a fall or auto accident. This can even come from pushing on it to see if it hurts. Recommend not touching on it. ...Read more

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Whole area on both sides of the breast bone hurts. Why?

Whole area on both sides of the breast bone hurts. Why?

Possibleinflammation: Costochondritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, relapsing polychondritis, can cause localised tenderness with pain, but if not tender could be coming from lung inflammation, lung clot, or even heart sack inflammation (pericarditis) , needs to be worked up. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having severe under right breast bone?

What to do if I'm having severe under right breast bone?

Severe pain?: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an enlarged breast bone. What does that mean?

Breast "bone"?: The breast is made up of soft tissue which includes glands and fat. The sternum is the bone in the center of your chest which connects the ribs. An "enlarged" sternum can cause the chest cavity to "stick out". ...Read more

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What causes severe pain below the breast bone in the middle?

What causes severe pain below the breast bone in the middle?

Xyphodynia: That's a painful process involving the cartilage below the sternum. See a pain anesthesiologist. Get your pcp to refer you. ...Read more