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A 29-year-old female asked:

i use bp machine at store it tighten a lot.after it was done i got a tight ness in left rib cage under my breast that comes and goes what could it be?

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Dr. Jared Adams
General Practice 11 years experience
If it persists: And it worries you, then see doctor. In all likelihood it is just coincidence. If you have risk factors for an upper extremity deep vein thrombosis, the cuff may have dislodged a clot that led to a pulmonary embolism. This would be very rare.

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