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A 33-year-old member asked:

Chest wall pain. help please. am i dying?

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Dr. Matthew Cooper
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain can be caused by many things - from a simple muscle pull to a recent fall, to a viral infection, etc. You should think of your recent activities to see if this suggests a cause. Anything persistent should be evaluated by a doctor. If you are otherwise healthy, the likelihood is that this is nothing.

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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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