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What are some reasons for sternal pain?

What are some reasons for sternal pain?

Usually Musculoskele: Sternal pain is usually musculoskeletal. If you are concerned with "chest pain", call 911 immediately. Ms CP is usually due to inflammation of the cartilage attaching the ribs to the sternum. This itreated with posture, heat or ice, anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen and rest. If continued, see your pcp for further evaluaiton and treatment. ...Read more

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Breastbone Pain (Definition)

The "breast bone" is known as the sternum. Pain in that area can be from local causes, but can also be a sign of cardiac or pulmonary disease and as such pain in that area should be ...Read more


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What are some reasons for arm pains?

What are some reasons for arm pains?

Multiple: Trauma, infections, vascular, muscular, joint, neurological, - are some of them. Why not to check with your doctor? ...Read more

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What are some reasons for trochanter pain?

What are some reasons for trochanter pain?

Bursitis # 1: Lateral hip pain (greater trochanter area) causes include bursitis, gluteus medius and minimus tendinitis, proximal it band syndrome, sacroiliac dysfunction and referred pain from the lumbar spine. Less common diagnoses include labral (cartilage) tears, osteoarthitis (usu. Hurts in front/groin), avascular necrosis and bone tumors. ...Read more

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Hip pain, what are some reasons for this?

Hip pain, what are some reasons for this?

Hip pain: There are many reasons for hip pain. It can be tendinitis, arthritis, stress fracture, muscle strain or tear. You can also get referred pain from a lumbar disc or an abdominal problem. ...Read more

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What are some causes for toe pain?

What are some causes for toe pain?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection (ingrown nails), metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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What are some reasons for knee pain during menstration?

What are some reasons for knee pain during menstration?

Estrogen level: Many women with oa, ra, lupus, and fibromyalgia report an increase in joint pain just before or during their periods. This is likely because estrogen levels plummet right before menstruation and rise again after a woman's period is over. "estrogen is believed to be protective against pain, " says dr. Tucker. From the university of kentucky medical center, in lexington. ...Read more

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What are some reasons for sesamoiditis surgery in both feet?

What are some reasons for sesamoiditis surgery in both feet?

Pain that : Doesn't go away. Fracture of the bone that is painful and doesn't heal conservatively. ...Read more

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How many causes are there for hip pain in left side?

How many causes are there for hip pain in left side?

Many: Outside hip pain can be caused by bursitis, muscle strains, tendonitis, it band dysfunction, referred from the spine. Inner hip (groin) pain can be related to problems in the hip joint (ball and socket) and/or referred from the pelvis organs and other places. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for breast pain from cysts?

What are the reasons for breast pain from cysts?

Pressure: Breast cysts are pockets of raw unformed milk caused by blockage in the drainage system of the breast (ducts). Women make milk every day of their adult lives, regardless of menstrual periods. If the milk making tissue creates milk that is blocked by scarring, dried calcified milk, benign or cancerous tumors, and cannot drain, a cyst develops. Pressure causes pain. Aspiration can relieve pain. ...Read more

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What are some reasons for recurring head aches?

What are some reasons for recurring head aches?

Too many: List includes primary and secondary causes. See my headache guide. Most headaches not serious. However, first your doctor will determine what type of headache you have. Headaches have many causes i suggest you see your physician and discuss a plan to determine the cause. Your doctor might order imaging of brain and optic nerve exam to rule out serious conditions. ...Read more

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What are some of the reasons for sharp breast pain in women?

What are some of the reasons for sharp breast pain in women?

Many: If breast feeding it could be due to a developing mastitis(infection). If just before your period it could be due to mammary dysplasia(fibrocystic breast disease). If you work out with weights a lot it could be due to a pectoralis muscle strain. Finally, it could also be the first signs of heart disease in a 40+ year old female if left sided. ...Read more

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What are some reasons for painful penetration?

Penetration of wat?: Penetration of what are u refering to? ...Read more

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What are the reasons for needing surgery for back pain?

Unstable spine: With nerves at risk . Back pain surgery are attempts to change out uncomfortable strucures for more comfortable structures or to stop painful small joint movements although scarred muscle hurts and stiff joints arent always percieved as more comfortable works occasionally is very diagnosis and patient dependant patient selection is key. ...Read more

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What are some of the reasons for both shoulders hurting in a child? No swelling or bruising and don't seem to be severe pain

What are some of the reasons for both shoulders hurting in a child? No swelling or bruising  and don't seem to be severe pain

Take to pediatrian: Although this may only be a ploy for attention you should have a pediatrician evaluate. It could be over use or sleeping on it funny or an anatomical defect. Chances are, absent any trauma, there is probably nothing wrong. ...Read more

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What are some causes of breast pain?

What are some causes of breast pain?

Many reasons. : There are a variety of possible causes including trauma, infection, thrombosis (mondors), musculoskeletal, cardiac, pulmonary, neoplastici, etc. See. ...Read more

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What are the medications for chest pain?

What are the medications for chest pain?

Multiple treatments: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. The specific treatment for any of these disorders is varied. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of shoulder pain?

What are some common causes of shoulder pain?

Shoulder Pain: Most common causes of shoulder pain are inflammation, SLAPS tears, Rotator Cuff tears, and shoulder dislocations. If you are having pain make an appointment to see an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon for an examination and treatment options. Hope this helps. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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What are some reasons for chest pains with a normal ekg?

What are some reasons for chest pains with a normal ekg?

Lots: Extremely important to rule out heart if significant risk factors. A stress test may be better then an ekg. However, reflux, esophageal spasm, musculoskeletal, pulmonary (lung) are all potential causes. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some reasons for sternal pain?

Usually Musculoskele: Sternal pain is usually musculoskeletal. If you are concerned with "chest pain", call 911 immediately. Ms CP is usually due to inflammation of the cartilage attaching the ribs to the sternum. This itreated with posture, heat or ice, anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen and rest. If continued, see your pcp for further evaluaiton and treatment. ...Read more

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I've got retro sternal pain since 6mnths.X ray& ECG reveals normal what could b the reason ? I was suffreing from vit D3 deficiency also....

I've got retro sternal pain since 6mnths.X ray& ECG reveals normal what could b the reason ? I was suffreing from vit D3 deficiency also....

Several things: Could be related to esophagus - acid reflux common. Reflux more likely with smoking, sodas, lying down right after eating, pregnancy) , you might notice acid or metal taste in mouth in am when you awaken. If pain goes to back, this could be your aorta (needs quick check up - risk higher with high BP and atherosclerosis - usually older people). ...Read more

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2wk s/p MVC, CXR in ED neg, now w/worsening sternal pain, worse when bending or laying down, no SOB only pain w/deep breath, should I be concerned?

2wk s/p MVC, CXR in ED neg, now w/worsening sternal pain, worse when bending or laying down, no SOB only pain w/deep breath, should I be concerned?

U may have injured. : ..either the xyfoid or even have a small compression fracture of the sternum or injured the articular cartilages at the level of the attachments 2 the sternum. These will not show up on x-rays. A CT can show a fracture, but usually there is no treatment, especially if a 1 cortex compression. Same with the sprained attachments @ the sternum. Ice NSAIDS, rest activity modification & tincture of time ...Read more

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My 8 year old daughter did a somersault and stopped quickly so she wouldn't hit the coffe table. Immediately she complained of mid-sternal pain. ?

Sprain: She must have sprained that area & now has pain. Look for any signs of trauma, redness or swelling. You can give her pain reliever , ice the area & see your Pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can gerd/pud cause rib and sternal pain? Especially upon deep breathing? Also with a high tbili could the pain be gallbladder related?

Can gerd/pud cause rib and sternal pain? Especially upon deep breathing? Also with a high tbili could the pain be gallbladder related?

Gallbladder: This would be very unusual for GERD to cause these types of symptoms, and it sounds like it would be more likely related to the gallbladder, if the gallbladder is diseased. There are many causes of a high bilirubin. Make sure to follow up with your doctor, and ask if a gallbladder ultrasound and/or referral to a general surgeon is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Brown staining on teeth,frequent burps,2wks bak mid sternal pain,throats pain post nasal drip,can this be acid reflux?wat tests?doc gav antiallergy

Brown staining on teeth,frequent burps,2wks bak mid sternal pain,throats pain post nasal drip,can this be acid reflux?wat tests?doc gav antiallergy

2 evaluations: Brown staining on teeth may be more than just stains. See a Dentist, preferably a Pediatric Dentist (Pedodontist). Throat and chest pain of concern. Evaluation by a Gastroenterologist is very much in order. ...Read more

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I m having left leg pain since childhood but from past one year it starts from buttock and felt till toe. What can be reason?

I m having left leg pain since childhood but from past one year it starts from buttock and felt till toe. What can be reason?

Let me explain: When ever the radiate from the buttock to the toes ? This means to me there is pinch nerve in the lower back .Check it. ...Read more

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Could a sternal rub potentially cause costochondritis?

Could a sternal rub potentially cause costochondritis?

Yes: Any rubbing, stretching, or trauma to the rib region can injure these muscles. ...Read more

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What would be the cause of mid lower sternal discomfort with a slight radiation to the right?

What would be the cause of mid lower sternal discomfort with a slight radiation to the right?

High Acid: High gastric acid is on the top list as i could see you are taking sulindac. Please try Prilosec otc and if this does not get better , then you want to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Pinching, pinpoint sternal chest pain. Localized and pain level fluctuates between a 6 and 9 on pain scale. Has lasted a month?

Pinching, pinpoint sternal chest pain. Localized and pain level fluctuates between a 6 and 9 on pain scale. Has lasted a month?

Arthritis: You may have an inflamed joint where your rib bone connects to the sternum ( breast bone ). However, any type of chest pain should be evaluated by your physician, to make sure it isn't your heart. ...Read more

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What are causes for sternum to hurt... or the sternal angle?

  What are causes for sternum to hurt... or the sternal angle?

Heartburn: hyperacidity can cause pain in the upper stomach opening causing pain under the sternum ,other several reasons like stress and such are common too. ...Read more

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I was wondering are sternal lymph nodes located under the ribs?

I was wondering are sternal lymph nodes located under the ribs?

Under the breastbone: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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What can cause a palpable pulse in the supra sternal notch of an 18 year old?

What can cause a palpable pulse in the supra sternal notch of an 18 year old?

Blood vessel: Could be a high riding subclavian artery or possiblly a vascular malformation or aneurysm. Best to see your physician for an exam. ...Read more

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Only when lying on left side i notice a pulsation between Sternal Head and between Jugular Notch on the right side only Normal Venous Pulsation?

 Only when lying  on  left side i notice a pulsation  between Sternal Head and between Jugular Notch on the right side only 
 Normal Venous Pulsation?

Venous pulse: Need to know what you mean by notice? Do you feel it or hear it or see it. And not clear if you see a normal venous pulsation or are asking if this is normal? ...Read more

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A 60 year old man has discomfort/pain when swallowing in the sternal notch area. It started abowut 1 month ago. Could you please give me the possible ?

A 60 year old man has discomfort/pain when swallowing in the sternal notch area. It started abowut 1 month ago. Could you please give me the possible ?

Swallow difficulty: May be GERD w/ or without h pylori, , or infeciton in esophagus like candida or stricture can be evaluated with EGD where they look down esophagus w/ scope. May also be achalasia -spasm/ irregular perastalsis ( the movement that pushes food along) rarely stroke, mass lesion. Get CT chest, thyroid ultrasound F/u/ w/ doc and gastroenterologist ...Read more