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A 19-year-old female asked:

Any sudden movements causes a pinched feeling right between my breasts, & in center of chest. xrays, ekg, and echo normal. what could be the culprit?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Chest pains: These symptoms may be due to inflammation of a junction of rib and breast bone(costochondritis). Such areas are usually tender and give rise to Sharp pains on deep breathing, turning or twisting.Your tests show no evidence of heart or lung pathology. Esophageal cause appears unlikely. Anti-inflammatory medications like Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleve(if you can take them) should help. Discuss these points with MD

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Last updated Sep 1, 2016

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