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Can pain in my sternum be caused by stress from the day before? It's not severe. Just sore like. P.S. I'm not sick, no coughing or anything

Can pain in my sternum be caused by stress from the day before? It's not severe. Just sore like. P.S. I'm not sick, no coughing or anything

Sternal pain: It may or may not becaused by stress. You mave have a benign condition known as costo-chondritis which is an inflammation of the cartilage connecting the ribs to the sternum. Ibuprofen can be used for pain relief. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing soreness on the left side of my sternum for about 10 days. It is sometimes made worse by lifting objects.

I've been experiencing soreness on the left side of my sternum for about 10 days.  It is sometimes made worse by lifting objects.

Sternal pain: Pain that is made worse with movement usually represents muscle pain. Sternal pain can also be caused by heartburn, gastroesophagel reflux, heart pain and chest infections. Seek medical attention to determine the cause of this pain ...Read more

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Can too much coughing make my sternum sore?

Can too much coughing make my sternum sore?

Yes......: Coughing can result in musculoskeletal pain, including sternal pain. But, if the sternal pain is present when you're not coughing, it could be heart-related which requires an er visit. If musculoskeletal, it will improve once your cough resolves so see your doc for cough treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit asap! ...Read more

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Why is my sternum sore if i push just a little on it it hurts it also sticks out some also it has been this way for a very long time

Why is my sternum sore if i push just a little on it it hurts it also sticks out some also it has been this way for a very long time

This : This is an issue that warrants medical evaluation. You could be dealing with a sternal mass, or just be dealing with a prominent sternum. An x-ray or ultrasound of the area will give more clues as to the diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had localized soreness near my rib and sternum. Soreness started in September and went away a few months the later. Soreness comes and goes ?

I have had localized soreness near my rib and sternum. Soreness started in September and went away a few months the later.  Soreness comes and goes ?

Basic diagnosis: can be made with an xray of the chest and special views of the ribs affected. Ask your doctor to order them and discuss results. Hope it feels better. ...Read more

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Why does my sternum ache every time I get a sore throet?

Why does my sternum ache every time I get a sore throet?

Best to have: yourself checked for possible reflux so treatment can be started to help with your discomfort . ...Read more

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I have a spasm at the base of the sternum that circles my ribcage. It is extremely sore for days, completely impeding my movement. Any suggestions?

I have a spasm at the base of the sternum that circles my ribcage. It is extremely sore for days, completely impeding my movement. Any suggestions?

?Costochondritis: This may be an inflammation or strain of the joint between the sternum and rib. If so. there is usually associated tenderness and pain on motion. Try cold or warm applications and if you can take them,NSAIDS,like ibuprofen may help. See your Physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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My sternum cracks when pushing down. My back also cracks when pushing down on sternum. General rib bone soreness and discomfort. Any ideas? Thanks.

My sternum cracks when pushing down. My back also cracks when pushing down on sternum. General rib bone soreness and discomfort. Any ideas? Thanks.

Hmmm hypermobility?: Of your sternum. It might be normal to have some crepitus. Rib soreness can be from costochondritis. You are young. It is unlikely to be infection or tumor. However if the symptoms persist - see your doctor. You can take anti inflammatory agents like Aspirin and motrin. ...Read more

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Tight feeling in middle of chest round the sternum, feels as though I need to stretch it, feels a bit sore and uncomfortable also, what could this be?

Tight feeling in middle of chest round the sternum, feels as though I need to stretch it, feels a bit sore and uncomfortable also, what could this be?

Chest wall strain: Just like other parts of your body, the rib cage has muscles, nerves and connective tissue. There is also a joint of sorts where the rib meets the breast bone. Any unusual physical activity (lifting, heavy exercise) or blow to the chest can cause these symptoms which should resolve in a few days. However, if you get pain with breathing, shortness of breath, cough or fever, see a doctor. ...Read more