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My left arm around my left breast across top left chest have

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My left arm around my left breast across top left chest have nagging pain haven't been able to get a diagnosis hurting and frustrated
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.


Diagnosis requires exam

This sounds like it can be inflammation around the ribs, called costochondritis.

Heart pain is not likely, but should always be considered.

This sounds musculoskeletal, and can come from the shoulder or spine as well.

Structural exam is required for diagnosis and many doctors do not do this.

An orthopedist or a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, an MD, are two good choices for that exam.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.

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