A 28-year-old female asked:
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when i press on the sides of my rib cage on the left and right like where my bra sits they are very tender. what could this be?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Costochondritis : There are multiple potential causes, but one of the more common is a condition known as costochondritis, in which an inflammation occurs in the part of the rib where the bone meets the cartilage. Sometimes am NSAID can help. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis.
Answered on Mar 7, 2016

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