Why Do I Have Pain Below My Sternum?

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Definition

Chest pain is discomfort or pain that you feel anywhere along the front of your body between your neck and upper abdomen.


Alternative Names

Chest tightness; Chest pressure; Chest discomfort


Considerations

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are serious and even life-threatening.

Any organ or tissue in your chest can be the source of pain, including your...

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