A female asked:
Symptoms: shortness of breath, pain in both ribs, mostly left side. Pressure increase these symptoms. Had a MRI heart is normal. Costochodritis ?
1 doctor answer
Dr. M. Hytham Beck answered
42 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: These symptoms are consistent with Costochodritis which is inflammation in the ribs and cartilage from minor trauma which could be as simple as a hard wire in the bra. Use a heat pad, take ibuprofen 600-800mg every 6-8 hours around the clock for the next four days. If no improvement, see your physician.
Answered on Apr 15, 2016
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