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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
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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.
Dr. Harlan Stratton
Orthopedic Surgery 47 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

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