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19 yr old, f, what causes sharp/stabbing chest pain on left side when breathing in and pain doesn't go away until i take the breath?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is a painful inflammation of the cartilage in your ribcage or sternum. Rest and regular use of NSAIDs such as Advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin for a few days is generally first line treatment plan.
Answered on Jul 26, 2016
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