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Newark, CA
A 19-year-old male asked:

19 w/ sternum/intercostal stinging pain random w/torso movement(breathings ok)3rd day pain way less frequent but stings same, how long b4 visiting dr?

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Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
A week: You likely have costochondritis, inflammation of the rib cartilage. Try nsaids and if not improving see a physician.
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