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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
Pain in left sternum started one week back. I have not done any heavy lifting or exercise that would do this. Male, 21.?
Pain in left sternum: May be costrochondritis. Cause is unclear.Get a more detailed answer ›
What to do if I don't have a sternum so there is a indent in my chest but its still hard where the indent is what is that?
You have a sternum:
Yes it is a condition called
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
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?
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
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