A 38-year-old female asked:
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Awoken with sharp stabbing pain in centre of chest, pain has lasted all day and area is sore to press, been over 12 hours ?

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Dr. Ashwin Patel
41 years experience in Urgent Care
Not usually serious: If it hurts to press, then the pain usually not from a heart or a lung problem. I t is usually from the inflammation of the rib and sternum joint or a muscle in that area. Ice application and taking medicines like advil or aleve (naproxen) should help.
Answered on Aug 20, 2015

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