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Do you have the same or similar pain when cough or you take in a deep breath rapidly or forcefully expel a deep breath?How long has this been going on?
No, I do not have similar pain when I cough or take in a deep breath rapidly or forcefully expel a deep breath. This has been going on months. I have seasonal allergies that cause me to sneeze quiet often during the day. But I never had this chest pain in the past years. I don't smoke or drink alcohol.
Is there anything beside sneezing that brings on the pain?Does pressing firmly directly on your sternum cause pain/discomfort? Does it ease the pain?I'm searching focused and appropriate questions, but right now I'm at a loss.From the beginning, I thought you could have costochondritis, but with the pain restricted to sneezing alone, well, ....But, I won't give up easily. I'm supposed to be able to handle the tough problems.
Thank you so much . But, no, pressing on the sternum does not cause pain, but it does somewhat seem to ease the pain of the sneeze.
Okay, next step.Locate the xiphoid process, a small piece of cartilage attached to the lower end of the sternum. Is it tender?
Oh, wow, yes it is tender.