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A 20-year-old female asked:

My chest is sore as if i bruised my chest bones, came on suddenly, i suspect just a sore muscle due to lifting heavy objects. should i be seen?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Chest discomfort: It is more likely to be a rib cage distress if it's brought on or aggravated by a deep breath. A pinched intercostal nerve or muscle, which runs between two ribs or an inflamed joint at the junction of the breast bone and a rib can cause sharp pains and a tender spot. Inflammation of the lung lining or lung itself, and heart causes are much less likely. However if symptoms persist, see your MD

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Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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