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A 30-year-old female asked:

Woman 30y.o.for 1 week i have mild localised pain on a small area where sternum and ribcage meet next to my left breast.it hurts when i press it or lie on it like i have a bruise but i dont.i also have some tight muslces on my left shoulder blade ?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Most likely there is inflammation of the chest wall, costochondral inflammation, if you are otherwise healthy. A local heating pad may provide relief. Discuss any GI symptoms with your physician, monitor breathing and temperature.
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