A sudden pain behind your breast bones might be the retrosternal Chest pain. Most of the time the pain behind the breastbone that relates to the organs located there. Sometimes the pain originates elsewhere but is felt in this area. Here are the following types, based on the organs related to the area.
The conditions affecting the upper stomach and esophagus. The major causes of this type of retrosternal chest pain are as follows:
- Acid reflux
- Esophageal Ulcer
The pain is associated with heart and coronary diseases. The pain can be due to condition affecting the heart and major blood vessels such as:
- Coronary Disease
- Respiratory causes
The chest pain can be a symptom of a condition affecting the lungs and lower air passages. Other causes associated are: