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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Bruise/Hematoma: It may be related to the same trauma and it may be due to a bruise or a hematoma.It should resolve on its own with time.If it is very painful or does ... Read More

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Don't sound related: But we're happy to hear what testing you've had to date and what entities has thus far been addressed and excluded.
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Would be a number of considerations. A good medical checkup and some basic lab work would likely be a good place to start.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Cohen
42 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Most likely muscle soasm. Did you have any trauma to that area or do any heavy lifting?
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Muscles: The main muscles are pectoralis major upper part and sternocleidomastoid muscle from the neck.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-8 weeks: You could apply ice to the area for 20 minutes, 3-4 times per day and if you could take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, that would b ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
28 years experience Family Medicine
Ouch!: Unfortunately, cartilage (costo- ribs, chondro-cartilage) is very slow healing tissue. Need to take it easy for 2-6 wks & let tissues heal. Wrapping w ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
20 years experience Sports Medicine
When the pain stops: Costochondral injuries can take up to 2-3 months to get better. You should be ready to stop lifting again once the pain subsides and you don't feel a ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Takes several months: Costochondrial separations are seen commonly as sports injuries, from twisting forces. They take several months to heal and the key is to reduce the p ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Pain: Nothing serious will happen except pain You can wear a rib belts Take ibuprofen 600-800 mg three time a day.with meals. Not better ,see a doctor
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
15 years experience Family Medicine
It should not.: It could cause inflammation which could cause an increase in temp; however, a temp is not a fever until it is 100.4 F.

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