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Chest wall pain

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
External pain: Chest wall pain comes from the skin, bones, cartilage, or muscle of the thorax, and does not arise from the internal organs (heart, lungs). It is usu ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Guyton
45 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Various: Pain involving the rib cage or breast bone can be caused by muscle strain, virus, costochondritis, or rarely a tumor.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain is very common ie with lifting or straining. Costochondritis defines an area of pain and inflammation on the breast bone area. Some ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Virus: Often times it is viral in nature but you need an ekg to rule out any cardiac problems or lung issues. Some people get asthmatic and later have chest ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Musculoskeletal: Chest wall pain is musculoskeletal pain -- that is usually caused by nerve irritation or musculoskeletal injury.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
We have to be: Careful, about possible cardiac origin, if that was addressed the second will be x-ray, cat scan and nerve block. This usually address most of the iss ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain occurs with a variety of conditions. In and of itself, it is such a vague complaint that is has very little diagnostic specificity. Ho ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain can be caused by shingles, pleurisy, pneumonia, or pneumothorax. If there is pain with shortness of breath, it may represent a seriou ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely: See your doctor for evaluation.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: The cause of chest wall pain informs the treatment choice for the pain. Your doctor can evaluate the situation and recommend the treatment.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sahn
52 years experience Pulmonology
Not that Iam aware o: Chest wall pain is the result of parietal pleural trauma, inflammation, infection, and pneumothorax. It occurs when the sensory nerves of the parieta ... Read More
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