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Chest pain, particularly around breastbone&under breasts.Hurts to touch.PCP diagnosis costochondritis.I've had this 7x's in past year now. No reason.Chronic?

Chest pain, particularly around breastbone&under breasts.Hurts to touch.PCP diagnosis costochondritis.I've had this 7x's in past year now. No reason.Chronic?

Not necessarily: Costochronditis can occur intermittently. It is the inflammation of the joints where your ribs meet your breast bone. There are many causes. It is usually self limiting, but can recur. You can take OTC medications like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil to relieve the pain if you need to. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Breastbone Pain (Definition)

Chest pain at the breastbone (the sternum) is a common complaint. Many of the ribs attach to the breast bone, and if these attachments are irritated for any reason (as during growth in puberty or after excessive sports activities), a ...Read more


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I have been suffering for half a year already with different kinds of health problems. Chest pain, breathing difficult, breastbone pain,blood in stool?

I have been suffering for half a year already with different kinds of health problems. Chest pain, breathing difficult, breastbone pain,blood in stool?

Multitude of symptom: I would suggest visiting with your primary care doctor or an emergency department asap. You have several symptoms that can be associated with significant disease/illness. Sounds like you could have several things going on. Best of luck. See your doctor soon. If chest pain is severe or new, you should be evaluated immediately to rule out a heart attack. ...Read more

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Had u/s, HIDA scan, bloodwork, upper endoscopy all normal but still having episodes of chest pain in breastbone, any ideas on what it could be?

Had u/s, HIDA scan, bloodwork, upper endoscopy all normal but still having episodes of chest pain in breastbone, any ideas on what it could be?

Causes of chest pain: Musculoskeletal trauma (knowingly or unaware) is common cause includes muscle strains, rib contusions or fractures. Costochondritis or inflammation in anterior ribs can be quite painful and is self limiting. Shingles, viral infection, most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that can wrap around torso in distribution of rib. Pleurisy, inflammation of lining of lungs, can cause rib ...Read more

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Alot of burping. chest pain right in middle by breastbone and sometimes feels like it's in left breast. Comes and goes. ?

Alot of burping.  chest pain right in middle by breastbone and sometimes feels like it's in left breast. Comes and goes. ?

Pain: What you describe sounds like GI gas pains. You probably are an air swallower and should try to learn to swallow less air with your food, drink and snacks. You can also try simethicone9 over the counter) four times a day. ...Read more

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I've been having random spurts of sharp chest pain to the left of my breastbone. Normal ekg and bloodwork. Should I still be concerned?

I've been having random spurts of sharp chest pain to the left of my breastbone. Normal ekg and bloodwork. Should I still be concerned?

Sharp chest pain: doubtful that this is anything. more info is needed to help you. If concerned perform a virtual consult to better assist you. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more