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Banning, CA
A 34-year-old male asked:

Been having chest pain off and on for the last 4 years at the sternum area. hurts to press on the sternum and sob that i think is related to anxiety ?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gorodetsky
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Chest pain: The fact that it has been going on for 4 years make a serious problem unlikely. Also, the way you describe it with pain to touch makes a condition call costochondritis, an inflammation of the chest wall, more likely, although this condition can also be worsened by anxiety.
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