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A 16-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: after trauma, after sudden movements, applying pressure on the chest, after exercise, bending forward) (time frame: gradual) (side: both) (quality: stinging or burning sensation, sensation of press

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
C/W ChestWall Injury: which can sometimes take months to resolve, presuming no other underlying health problems. Chest wall includes: sternum, cartilage ribs, bone ribs, cartilage to bone (costochondral) joints, intercostal muscles & tendons, none of which is visible on X-Ray/CT exams, may be visible MRI is tissues enough displaced (not common). Difficult to help more remotely. Be aware: <a href="http://goo.gl/Blh6rW"
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Rib cage: The discomfort most likely is from strain or inflammation of the rib cage but was the trauma enough to fracture a rib? If not there is possible inflammation of a joint between the breast bone and a rib which would be tender. A physician would have to examine you to determine the cause of your discomfort and then advise you. An xray may be ordered.
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