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I am having pain below left breast. Hurts to the touch and…

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I am having pain...

I am having pain below left breast. Hurts to the touch and when I breath

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

Woke up this morning with it . nothing seems to make it go away its constant

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

My cholesterol is high, I am on meds for that and I am over weight

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 5 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 5 months ago

What is your age?

How severe is your pain?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Its about a 5 right now
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I am 46 yrs old
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Hurts when I cough as well
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 5 months ago

Your symptoms are suggestive of 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;

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/costochondritis/DS00626

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