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This sounds like something called costochondritis. This is inflammation of the ribs or cartilage in the rib cage.
Not likely cardiac given the description.
Is that what you were wondering?
sometimes a virus can do it. Or straining the area with some type of physical exertion
I would recommend you get seen by a doctor but I don't think this is your heart.
Yes, most people do just fine
If it gets worse, go to ER. But if not, yes it is ok to wait
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