For some time now (roughly 2 months), I've been experiencing minor pain around my sternum area at times. I've noticed that hunching over (such as in class, or when sitting on the ground) makes the pain worse, but only during the day. During the evening and night, the pain is usually very subdued. Other than that, how bad the pain gets can only be described as random; some days it's bad, some days I hardly even notice it.

When I am idle, I don't usually feel any pain, but moving in certain ways hurts. The area where the pain is coming from (the sternum area) isn't particularly sensitive to regular touch, and applying pressure with my fingers (like palpation) does not hurt. Thumping my chest, and sometimes even a hug that is too tight, DOES hurt. When doing pushups or pullups, I feel very minor pain. It gets worse when I bench press, but my performance overall isn't affected too much. Twisting around sometimes hurts, especially during the daytime.

I am athlete, and as far as I can tell, the pain isn't triggered by breathing or exercise. I have no trouble in my current sport (Track and Field), but it did cause occasion troubles when I wrestled.

P.S: I've had similar pain about 15 months ago when I first wrestled, but that pain went away after about 2 weeks pain. Also, I know this post is kinda wordy, but I just wanted to get as much info in as possible. Thank you all in advance.
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replied November 9th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These features are suggestive of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
I would suggest you proton pump inhibitors.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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