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Bruised Sternum Due To Inflammation

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just curious if anyone here has ever developed a bruised like feeling in your sternum? if i barely press on my skin near the sternum it feels bruised and i know i didn't injury it. just wondering if maybe it could be from inflammation or something? i've had it on and off for no apparent reason that i can think of. very strange. thanks for any input. :)

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just curious if anyone here has ever developed a bruised like feeling in your sternum? if i barely press on my skin near the sternum it feels bruised and i know i didn't injury it. just wondering if maybe it could be from inflammation or something? i've had it on and off for no apparent reason that i can think of. very strange. thanks for any input. :)

Several years ago I had a random attack of costochondritis...inflamation of the sternum and ribs. It felt like my chest was on fire every time I took a breath. I went to the ER where they did a chest x-ray, gave me muscle relaxers, and sent me on my way. After a couple of days it went away as mysteriously as it came. WebMd says pain to the touch is symptom.

If your pain gets worse, I would go see a doctor. Chest pain isn't anything to mess with!

Hope you feel better! :)

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I have had several problems over the years which gave me soreness and pain in the sternum area. The first was an upper back problem - it is common for some of the vertabrae to get slightly out of line and it displaced the ribs enough to stretch the area where the ribs are attached to the sternum. Other than having my spine adjusted by a chiropractor I would press upward on each rib or put my forearms under my ribcage then press upwards. Then relax the chest muscles by pressing the area just below where the collarbone flexes at the sternum - it may be very sore. I would also tie two tennis balls in a sock and standing against a wall I'd roll then up and down my spine.

A gall bladder full of stones and sludgy bile can also press up against the sternum and for that I do gall bladder flushes.

For a while I had swelling in my pancreas - the pain was more on the left side but the area was quite sore.

Hope this helps.

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thanks so much. it is strange ... especially because its intermittent and seems like its right under the skin but no redness. that's why i thought inflammation since there is so much inflammation associated with celiac.

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That was my main complaint when I started getting sick. The doctors thought I was whacked! Once I went gluten-free it went away and I find that when I get sick from the gluten the pain comes back.

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