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Can you please tell me what organ is under my breast bone.

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Can you please tell me what organ is under my breast bone. I feel very tender under there. However I am 35 had a bleed from the anus. I had an endoscope yesterday and it did no show anything, however it has the tenderness under my breast bone alot worse, and everytime i moves it is alot worse. I did also have a scope up the anus and they found a polp. Why did one polp bleed so much. But under my breast bone I feel alot wors now before going into hospital?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 4 years ago.

Dr.Saleem :

Hi and welcome to JA!

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the organ under the breast bone is esophagus which hurts

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you history of taking pain medication for back pain is suggestive of acid peptic disease where reflux of acid from the stomach in the esophagus causes it to hurt

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More typically such pain occurs on ingesting the hot and spicy meals

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and is relieved by taking antacids

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or milk

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a normal endoscopic examination does not rule out the reflux

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and manometric studies are required to document reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus

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The polyp in the colon is a clinical syndrome manifested as bleeding per rectum of abdominal pain

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can be famililial

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single polyp is usually benign and removal can cure the condition

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however histopathological testing for cancerous or precancerous cells will determine further course of monitoring and management

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similarly testing for famililial polyposis syndromes is also recommended

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regards

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Other organ behind the breast bone is heart,

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the pain originating from heart is also felt across the sternum or breast bone and comes on with exertion and is relieved by rest

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regards

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