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A 33-year-old female asked:

Awoken with sharp stabbing pain in centre of chest, pain has lasted all day and area is sore to press, been over 12 hours

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ashwin Patel
43 years experience
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.
Last updated Aug 20, 2015

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