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why do I have pain in my chest where my ribs meet

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Not great: First off, and this supercedes anything else i write, that needs to be evaluated by a doctor. The odds are that this is acid reflux or esophageal spas ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience Pulmonology
Costochondritis: Point tenderness is a symptom of costochondritis (tenderness in the cartilage between the ribs). Try putting ice on fhe painful spot and try tylenol ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
NSAID: I see you take Advil - does it help? Your symptoms are consistent with costochondritis, a form of arthritis which is best treated with a non-steroidal ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Musculoskeletal : Is most likely reason in a younger & otherwise healthy person. Try Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen & if persists get evaluated.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Red dots: Need to really see it but sound like could be viral. See your dr asap.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gloria Walker
44 years experience Family Medicine
Chest pain: I always say if you have chest pain you need to go to the emergency department. Especially since you did not give any more information.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rachana Sus
18 years experience General Practice
Non steroidals: Take a NSAID like med e.g Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen as long u have no contraindications or allergies. Make sure to take this with food
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Possible: Your gallbladder and liver are just below the right ribs and can cause pain that radiates to the chest. This pain would typically occur after eating.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Costochondritis: It will probably pass if you avoid aggrivating the area.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
More info: need to know how long, is it better or worse with food/activity/other, are there other associated symptoms, does pain radiate up/down/left/right/throu ... Read More

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