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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can anyone tell me how to cure chest wall pain that i am having?

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Dr. Patrick Offner
Trauma Surgery 41 years experience
Depends on the cause: Many things can cause chest pain. You need to see your doctor for a good history and exam to sort this out.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have chest wall pain.

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Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Just the symptom: Unless there is a specific underlying cause for your chest wall pain (diagnosis made how?) ju know what it feels like and tell your fiance what is going on. Aside from that it will have no impact on life expectancy or "serious" events.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for chest wall pain?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
We have to be: Careful, about possible cardiac origin, if that was addressed the second will be x-ray, cat scan and nerve block. This usually address most of the issues.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What causes chest wall pain?

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Dr. Tom Harrington
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain is very common ie with lifting or straining. Costochondritis defines an area of pain and inflammation on the breast bone area. Sometimes a late sequela of a pulmonary infection. The worst cause would be pulmonary infarct causing pleurisy or pain worse with breathing.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What can cause chest wall pain?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Virus: Often times it is viral in nature but you need an ekg to rule out any cardiac problems or lung issues. Some people get asthmatic and later have chest wall pain. Chronic coughing from bronchitis, smoking, and other lung irritations can cause this as well.

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