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Concord, NH
A 24-year-old female asked:

Sternum pain with the feeling to "crack my chest" it's the 4th day. hurts to move and take deep breaths ideas? i have large breast, could it cause it?

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Dr. Joseph Margheim
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Poss Costochondritis: It sounds like an inflammation of the area where ribs meet the sternum. Try NSAIDs, like ibuprofen or naproxen as directed on the label. It should resolve on its own. If you develop shortness of breath or have swelling in your calves, see your doctor.

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Last updated Apr 6, 2015

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