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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?
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
Diagnosis is costochondritis but I have no pain. Lump starts at underside of collar bone. Also several harder lymphnodes in my groin, jaw, ear areas?
COSTOCHONDRITIS IS: Caused by virus mostly. As a part of viral illness, there can be lymph node enlargement at different parts of the body. We have groups of lymph nodes allover our body, like check points to catch bacteria/viruses, they get swollen, kills the germs and over time comes back to their normal small, non-palpable size. Unless you have any other issues (e.g. Unprotected sex/std), you will be ok. ...Read more
Not life-threatening: Costochondritis is caused by inflammation of the cartilage of the chest wall. Symptoms include chest wall pain that is reproducible by touching the area on the chest. It also typically hurts to take a deep breath, cough, etc. Treatment with antiinflammatory medications like ibuprofen and heat to the area decreases symptoms until the inflammation resolves. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Mosit heat or ice: Over-the-counter pain relievers. Costochondritis symptoms can often be controlled with Acetaminophen (tylenol, others), Ibuprofen (advil, motrin, others) or Naproxen (aleve). Mosit heat or ice. Try placing hot compresses or a heating pad to the painful area several times a day. Keep the heat on a low setting. Ice also may be helpful. Rest. Avoid activities that make your pain worse. ...Read more