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How Will I Know If I Have Costochondritis
Diagnosis of...: ...Exclusion. Symptoms of costochondritis are from chest wall pain, which can be hard to distinguish from those of more serious conditions (heart, lung, blood clots). Doctors first "rule out" these other conditions. If your symptoms and the doctors findings while examining you support the diagnosis of costochondritis, there is your answer. Treatment is anti-inflammatory measures & pain relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Character of pain: If pain is alongside your breast bone (sternum) and is worsened by pressing along the ribs there, or worsened by coughing or deep breathing, more likely costochondritis and less likely heart attack ... If worsened by activity, and associated with nausea, sweating, arm or neck pain, lightheadedness, shortness of breath and not with touching the ribs near the sternum, then possibly angina. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any new info about Costochondritis ? I was diagnosed with it and I find it weird nobody knows why it happens or anything.
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
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