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Tight feeling in my chest the bone doesn't ache but it's near my sternum slight short of breath lung an heart test fine and blood fine?

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Dr. Gloria Lopez
Pediatrics
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In brief: Costochondritis?

Costochondritis is a common form of inflammation of the cartilage where ribs attach to the breastbone, the sternum. Is a condition by itself or sometimes can be a feature of a more widespread disorder such as fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease).

In brief: Costochondritis?

Costochondritis is a common form of inflammation of the cartilage where ribs attach to the breastbone, the sternum. Is a condition by itself or sometimes can be a feature of a more widespread disorder such as fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease).
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Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
If hurts to touch then likely costochondritis, but if it persists despite treatment, don't be afraid to return to your doctor, just because your tests were normal, that doesn't mean you should just ignore it.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine

In brief: Noncardiac chestpain

Chest pain not from heart/lungs can have a number of causes both from contents of the chest as well as referred pain from elsewhere.
Diseases of the lining around the heart/lungs (pericardium/pleura), lymph nodes, bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, arteries, esophagus, stomach, gall bladder, & even anxiety can contribute. Individual diagnosis requires detailed history/physical (or second opinion)

In brief: Noncardiac chestpain

Chest pain not from heart/lungs can have a number of causes both from contents of the chest as well as referred pain from elsewhere.
Diseases of the lining around the heart/lungs (pericardium/pleura), lymph nodes, bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, arteries, esophagus, stomach, gall bladder, & even anxiety can contribute. Individual diagnosis requires detailed history/physical (or second opinion)
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