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Ya i have this pain full pressure on my left side when i

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ya i have this pain full pressure on my left side when i breath or move it stareted yesterday and i had no injuries
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Any other symptoms?
Customer: no just started yesterday
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No there is nothing
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

Where is the pain exactly located; on chest?

What is your age and gender?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I am 19 female its on my left side around my ribs and heart and back
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

The most likely diagnosis for your symptoms is Costochondritis; it is inflammation at the junctions of rib and cartilage or with the breast bone / sternum. Local analgesic ointment, or spray, chest brace and warm compresses with Ibuprofen is helpful. Another possibility is muscle sprain. Please read about the costochondritis;

The other possibilities, though uncommon are:

1) Pleurodynia

2) Polychondritis.

It does not lookk like serious,, especially with your age group and presentation. Still any chest pain need an evaluation by a doctor at the earliest. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 day ago.

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