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Grayslake, IL
A 38-year-old female asked:

what causes dull burning pain in the xyphoid area and to the right of it in rib cage area? pcp says heart ok.

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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Costochondritis: is inflammation of the cartilage where the ribs attach to the sternum. It can cause pain you described, which is usually make worse with movement or breathing. Hope this helps!

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Last updated Sep 6, 2014

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