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I'm an ex nurse and feeling a thrill every 8-10 minutes for last 14 hours above sternum to to left of chest area. Should I call dr? Feel fine

I'm an ex nurse and feeling a thrill every 8-10 minutes for last 14 hours above sternum to to left of chest area. Should I call dr? Feel fine

Vital signs: I would suggest starting with your vital signs and evaluating if your heart rhythm is irregular or abnormal during an episode. ...Read more

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Hi I'm am having some sharp pains in the middle off my chest, sternum when I breath deep. When I lean over or sitting down is when it happens?

Hi I'm am having some sharp pains in the middle off my chest, sternum when I breath deep. When I lean over or sitting down is when it happens?

Get checked out: These symptoms can be caused by anything from asthma or a respiratory infection, to strain of chest muscles or ribs, to a variety of digestive conditions (the esophagus and top of the stomach sit just behind the heart), even to inflammation around the heart itself. You should see your family doctor, who can ask detailed questions & do an exam and possibly some tests to figure it out. ...Read more

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Center chest pain occurs every mrng aftr waking up I know this is not any cardio prob. Coz I m just 20. Is this sternum? If yes, then what should I do

Center chest pain occurs every mrng aftr waking up I know this is not any cardio prob. Coz I m just 20. Is this sternum? If yes, then what should I do

GERD?: This could be gastric esophageal reflux disease, or gerd. But, 20 year olds can develop heart diseases... 5, 000 young people 17-21 die annually from heart attacks in the United States! ...Read more

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For months I've had a funny 'bubbly' feeling come and go in my chest especially when I lay down- now I'm feeling a pain in my sternum at random times?

For months I've had a funny 'bubbly' feeling come and go in my chest especially when I lay down- now I'm feeling a pain in my sternum at random times?

Reflux?: Dear ZBriggs, these symptoms sound like gastric reflux to me, even though they could be other things. Many times, reflux doesn't feel like a burning but like actual chest pain. You might want to visit the doctor or schedule a virtual consult to make sure no other red flags are present in your case. Good luck! Dr. C ...Read more

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What to do with broken sternum?

What to do with broken sternum?

Sternum: Depends on the extent of the fracture & complications. Consult your orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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How long does sternum pain last?

How long does sternum pain last?

Depends: It depends on the reason for the pain. If it's traumatic injury or post-surgical pain, it can last for many months if not a year or two. If there's another reason such as muscular or other chest wall involvement, then the time can be much less. If you're already plugged in with a physician, it may be worth discussing it with them if there's a concern. ...Read more

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What causes pains around the sternum?

Costochondritis?: You can experience sternal pain after intense work out that focuses on chest muscles, after trauma (like being punched in the chest), or if you develop inflammation of the cartilage that attached the chest plate to the adjacent ribs. If you are experiencing persistent pain for no apparent reason, please see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Hard thing near sternum and breastbone?

Previously answered: Hi member,
please see my previous answer, if you did not get, I can repeat. Thank you. ...Read more

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What internal organ is below your sternum?

What internal organ is below your sternum?

Several strucures: Off the top of my head some include...The diaphragm, part of the the small intestine, some areas of the heart and pericardium may be sub sternal in some patients, the lungs, some lymph nodes, part of the descending abdominal aorta, the tail of the pancreas may extend to that area in some patients. ...Read more

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Why does the end of the sternum hurt to touch?

I don't know: Which end, but I assume you are talking about xiphoid process. I don't think it is anything serious. You might have irritated it somehow. Try some anti inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen and naprosyn (naproxen). If that doesn't work, show it to an orthopedic surgeon. Maybe he can inject the area with cortisone like drug. ...Read more

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I have constant sternum pain. What could it be?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is an inflammation of a rib or the cartilage connecting a rib. It is a common cause of chest pain.

Try otc nsaids. If it persists then see your pcp. ...Read more

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Why do I often have sternum pain when I wake up?

Variety of reasons: --can cause 'sternum' pain. More history and exam is needed. Start with seeing your internist. ...Read more

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What could happen if my son gets hit in the sternum?

What could happen if my son gets hit in the sternum?

Probably nothing: However, there is a condition called commotio cordis, where the sternum is struck and it can cause sudden cardiac death. This involves the electrical system of the heart, and if the strike occurs in the right part of the cardiac cycle, it can cause ventricular fibrillation, which is fatal if not defibrillated immediately. This is why chest protectors are recommended for many sports. ...Read more

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Strange mark on my sternum- what are possible causes?

Not enough info: 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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Does the sternum, which is cut ever grow back together?

Does the sternum, which is cut ever grow back together?

It should grow back: The sternum is cut down the center, and grows back together in a month or two, unless there is a complication. Complication rates for median sternotomy are reported to be 0.5% to 5% of the patients. Sternal complications such as dehiscence, paramedian sternotomy, and osteomyelitis can be detected with a ct scan. Treatment of the complications depends on the details behind each patient. ...Read more

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Is it likely bad to have sternum pain that is a 7 out of 10?

Is it likely bad to have sternum pain that is a 7 out of 10?

Depends: Sternum pain could be things that are loser to the surface like muscular or the joints of the ribs attaching to the sternum or deeper and could be your heart or esophagus. See a primary care and get an evaluation and they can help steer you in the right direction. ...Read more

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I feel that I have a fraction at the sternum, what shall I do?

I feel that I have a fraction at the sternum, what shall I do?

Fractures: The only answer to this question would come with an xray. I would get to a physician to examine you and to determine in an xray is in order. ...Read more

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I have had pain in the base of my sternum for over 2 years. Why?

I have had pain in the base of my sternum for over 2 years. Why?

Inflammation: The most probable cause of the pain at the base of your sternum is probably inflammation. There are multiple pieces of connective tissue in this area that connect the lowest part of the sternum (xyphoid process) the the main middle part of the sternum. There are also pieces of cartilage that attach the stern to the ribs. Try applying ice for 20 minutes 3-4 x /day. ...Read more

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I stretched & popped my chest. Now my sternum hurts so bad. What can I do?

Costochondritis.: Avoid further stress to the chest, take a non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication like Naproxen at full strength (Naproxen 550 twice a day or Ibuprofen 800 mg three times/day) for 10-14 days, recognize that this may take a few weeks to months to heal. ...Read more

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Constant sternum pain and it will usually ease up when I have easy work week what could it be?

Chest pain: The short answer is go see a doctor. It sounds like costochondritis (irritation of the joints where the ribs meet the sternum). This can last for weeks, and is better when you rest, worse when you work hard. Or it could be heartburn (acid reflux) in your esophagus that is right behind the sternum. At 31, heart-related problems are unlikely, but should be checked out just to be sure, so call a Dr. ...Read more

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I have a vibrating feeling about 2 inches below and to the right of the sternum, mainly noticeable when sitting down?

I have a vibrating feeling about 2 inches below and to the right of the sternum, mainly noticeable when sitting down?

Vibrating?: Sounds like a sort of muscle spasm or tremor??? However since this is very close to precordium (where heart resides in rib cage) I suggest you consult with cardioligist to make sure it's not any sort of cardiac arrhythmia. Once that is ruled out, then see you PMD to r/o electrolyte abnormality and do some muscle studies ...Read more

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I have pain in my sternum after doing parallel bar dips for past 2 months at not any specific position of my body. Please help?

I have pain in my sternum after doing parallel bar dips for past 2 months at not any specific position of my body. Please help?

Costochondritis: Inflammation of the tiny cartilages which join your ribs in front to the breat bone (sternum) is more than likely your problem...ICE/HEAT (alternate) plus IBUPROFEN are the answers but will NOT help if you continue the exercises you are doing now! The psrallel bar dips MUST CEASE!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What. If any, other symptoms would I have with this dr. Vance? Would I be in any pain? I had sternum pain last week that lasted for 4 days.

Sum both questions.: We answer a lot of questions and have a hard time going back to see what your original question was, not set up for that I guess. Sorry sum up both questions and someone will help if I don't see it. ...Read more

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Doesn't happen often but ive had 4 charlie horselike spasms on the right side of my sternum. Possible hernia? I'm 32 and good health usually.

Doesn't happen often but ive had 4 charlie horselike spasms on the right side of my sternum. Possible hernia? I'm 32 and good health usually.

Esophagus: I am thinking this is more likely due to a spasm in the esophagus than a hernia. If they are disturbing then I would see your MD who may recommend a gastroscopy. ...Read more