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   Posted 4/9/2008 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I woke up this morning with pain right in the middle of my feels like its right under my sternum. Could this be related to asthma or a cold? All week I have felt like I have a cold coming on....and my asthma has been flaring up some. Last night when I went to bed my asthma was bothering me. I have had this pain one other time and it ended up radiating over my whole chest and was painful to breath and it only lasted like an hour or two.

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   Posted 4/10/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
you haven't disclosed how the pain feel like whether its constricting pain or just dull pain..
I can't just rule out something dangerous related to cardiac problems but i guess its related to lungs.
well lets guess what could cause sternum pain.
O.k Do you have acid reflux disease ? This might also cause Your sternum pain.
Well do you have severe coughing too this might strain chest muscles, and as a result you get pain for some days and it fade away after some days.

Have you done x-ray? i suggest one to rule out any sternal injuries .

i would suggest you to visit your doctor if pain persists for more than 2-3 days..and if it doesn't relief with anti-inflammatory medicaltions.

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   Posted 4/10/2008 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope you're feeling better today. If not, how about a quick call to the nurse at your doctor's office? They can often help you sort this out and decide if you need to come in for a check. Don't want to ignore chest pain... especially in women.
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   Posted 4/10/2008 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
The pain was kind of sharp to where it hurt more when  I would breath in. No I dont have acid reflux and yes I do cough a lot. I have a night time cough due to asthma. I have had a chest x-ray done recently b/c I was in a car accident back in October and my sternum is fine I do have a rib on the bottom left still a lil out of place. I know my heart is healthy no problems there...Im 23 and in shape only 120lbs and exercise regularly. That was the first time I have had pain under my sternum. I have had a couple times where it feels like my whole chest (front and back) hurt and cramp up and its a very sharp pain when I breath in or out and I dont want to move and it will last for a few hours and then will just disappear. I usually get chest pain around my back where my ribs has to be related to my asthma b/c I start to feel short of breath. Which I am feeling right now....with some wheezing which is unusally for me...with some chest tightness in the front. The longest it will last is a day.


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   Posted 4/10/2008 11:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't mean to be unkind, but you keep coming on board with different chest symptoms and pretty much you have been told every time that you need to see a physician for a diagnosis.  We are not medical professionals, just volunteers and wouldn't want to take a guess at something that could or could not be serious.  I, personally, think you need to see your physician.
Please do not repeat the same questions over and over.

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   Posted 4/11/2008 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks...I am trying to go to see a doctor but I cant afford it right now. Im a full time college student with a part time job. Im already seeing a doctor for my back and ribs from my car accident and hes in another town so its costing me a lot to drive back and forth. Im sorry if I repeated the question...and I am trying my best to get to my doctor but I can only do so much. Thank You
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