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Mum has a tight knotty feeling just below her sternum. There

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Hello. Mum has a tight knotty feeling just below her sternum. There are days when she has no such issue. It sometimes makes her feel anxious and makes breathing difficult. However if distracted she sometimes does not even realize she has this issue. She is 60. Could this be a hormonal issue?
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?
Customer: Around 4 months. Although it comes and goes. She has been very stressed ans this does not help.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No she has no other medical issue. Had her menopause around 8 years back.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 12 months ago.

Thank you for your question.

Does this feeling increase when you take food?

Is she on any medications for anything at the moment?

Please let me know.