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A 18-year-old female asked:

How to relieve costochondritis?! severe pain in left breast which has radiated to my back. taken ibuprofen and using heat but it still really hurts??

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Dr. Patrick Connerly
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Usually aspirin: Aspirin and bengay usually help costochondritis. Pain going from the breast to the back is very unusual for costochondritis. Are you sure the diagnosis is right.
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Dr. Harlan Stratton
undefined 49 years experience
Suggest other forms of NSAIDS for longer term Rx. X-rays/CT needed only if pain is not resolving by 6-8 weeks.
Dec 10, 2016
Last updated Dec 17, 2016

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