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35 yo wife has pain below sternum this pain waxes and wanes over past few days?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Below sternum pain
Pain below the sternum as described may be esophageal in nature, & possibly related to spasms of the esophagus muscle.
Less likely but certainly concerning would be heart pain--this must be evaluated asap please. Once she is reassured her heart is fine, other considerations then include: esophageal inflammation, mediastinitis, lung & brochial problems, syndrome x, breast disease. Get it checked.

In brief: Below sternum pain
Pain below the sternum as described may be esophageal in nature, & possibly related to spasms of the esophagus muscle.
Less likely but certainly concerning would be heart pain--this must be evaluated asap please. Once she is reassured her heart is fine, other considerations then include: esophageal inflammation, mediastinitis, lung & brochial problems, syndrome x, breast disease. Get it checked.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: See doc right away
She needs to see her doctor right away.
Even though heart problems are less likely at this age she may be still at risk based upon risk factors. Also she may have other things such as an ulcer . Better safe than sorry!

In brief: See doc right away
She needs to see her doctor right away.
Even though heart problems are less likely at this age she may be still at risk based upon risk factors. Also she may have other things such as an ulcer . Better safe than sorry!
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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