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A 41-year-old female asked:

Is it normal for costochondritis to wake me up? and last all day? burning pain under left breast for 2 years. ruled out cardiac. can't take antiinflam

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Dr. Giridhar Vedala
Cardiology 30 years experience
Unlikely: The duration of your symptoms for years makes costochondritis less likely, but may still be contributing if waxing and waning symptoms. Trial of steroid burst/rapid taper may be adequate to assess if inflammatory component is contributing. If no response, consider alternative etiologies and work up: GI, pain medicine, etc.
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