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Is there one best test to diagnose costochondritis?

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Dr. Kirt Kimball
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: X-ray

Start with a standard x-ray.
Often an MRI is helpful.

In brief: X-ray

Start with a standard x-ray.
Often an MRI is helpful.
Dr. Kirt Kimball
Dr. Kirt Kimball
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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine

In brief: No

Often this is a diagnosis of exclusion.
.. Meaning doctors checked other things but everything's negative. That's good! meanwhile, an evaluation shouldn't miss life-threatening causes for your chest pain. If it's getting worse or new symptoms are developing, go to the emergency department.

In brief: No

Often this is a diagnosis of exclusion.
.. Meaning doctors checked other things but everything's negative. That's good! meanwhile, an evaluation shouldn't miss life-threatening causes for your chest pain. If it's getting worse or new symptoms are developing, go to the emergency department.
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
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