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I have a pain in my sternum when I sneeze and feel it when I

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Hi, I have a pain in my sternum when I sneeze and feel it when I stretch.. It also hurts when I press on the area just above my pecs in the middle of my chest.. This has been going on for around a year now.. Any ideas please
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

This is Dr. David

you should see a doctor and get this area examined.

you might need a chest xray or a chest CT scan to check for issues in the area

you could be having bad costochondritis inflammation of cartiage or ribs in the area

you could have a hairline fracture in your sternum from prior trauma

you could have something abnormal going on behind your sternum in your anterior mediastinum.

do you have a doctor you can see who can do some tests and examine the area ?

do you have health insurance to be able to see a doctor?