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What would cause 1 sharp, 5 second, deep pain in chest to the left of sternum?no other symptoms.chronic upper back pain.fear cardiac.pcp says heart ok

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Dr. Donald Collins
Dr. Donald Collinsanswered
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Muscular?: Often, sharp, brief pains in the chest are due to strained ligaments or joints In chest wall where rib joins to breast bone, called costochondritis. When you bend, turn, deep breathe, or cough this can cause brief stabbing pain. Usually heat to area and Advil or aleve (naproxen) can help. If pain continues to occur, or gets worse, or you get short of breath or other symptoms, see doctor again. Good luck!

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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