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

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I am having pain below left breast. Hurts to the touch and when I breath
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: woke up this morning with it . nothing seems to make it go away its constant
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: my cholesterol is high, I am on meds for that and I am over weight
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

What is your age?

How severe is your pain?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its about a 5 right now
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I would rather not
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am 46 yrs old
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hurts when I cough as well
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year 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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