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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have sternal pain since 10 yrs, MRI has shown edema in manubrium..What are the possibilities to treat this?, cus its really terrible !
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. ?
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
I am 43 yo had back then sternal pain and told by all i had 2mm st elevation on multiple leads. Cxr, ct, enzymes then angiogram normal. Was it an mi?
Could be: Could be pericarditis also. Hope the follow up ekg is 'normal'. ...Read more
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
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?
Yes: Any rubbing, stretching, or trauma to the rib region can injure these muscles. ...Read more
Pinching, pinpoint sternal chest pain. Localized and pain level fluctuates between a 6 and 9 on pain scale. Has lasted a month?
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
Been told I have a lipoma in my sternal notch. It's currently only about 1cm, but has tripled in size within about 6 weeks. Should I push for biopsy?
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
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
Breastbone: It means the breastbone (sternum) is shaped a little differently. ...Read more
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