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Hi. I’ve been feeling a pain under my boob for lack of better words for about a week now. Or longer if I include if I cough sitting up....feels like a bruised rib. I’m overweight like heavy overweight. Not a constant pain. I do indulge in alcohol more than I should. Starting to become concerned. 🙁🙁

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?

No not a constant cough at all. Could even be a sneeze and causes the pain. Just lately I can touch it and it’s sensitive.

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

Nope. Pretty healthy. Do have a hernia that was never operated on a few inches from the area but have since given birth and the dr wasn’t concerned afterwards.

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Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 6 months ago
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Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Please provide some additional information.

Do you have pain under the left or right breast?

Any lump formation?

Shortness of breath?

Heaviness in the chest?

Nausea, heartburn?

Are you taking any medicines?

Do you feel any lump in the breast?

Rash?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Right breast and no to all the following questions.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I do realize that when tucking my 11 month old to bed I hit the spot on her crib like exact same spot. I do bruise easily. So maybe?!
Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Thanks for the follow-up.
I understand your concern.
As per your description, possible differential diagnoses may include Costochondritis, Gallbladder stone/ disease, Gastritis.

I would advise you some self-care remedies which you can try.

Take OTC Pepcid and Advil

Maintain a good hydration.

Do a gentle massage with topical diclofenac sodium ointment and warm compresses on the affected site twice a day.

Limit your alcohol consumption.

If the pain is getting worse then see your doctor for a clinical exam ASAP and ultrasound abdomen, Chest X-ray should be done.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I just got concerned cause it’s tender to touch. Is it something I should be concerned about?!
Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Thanks for replying back.

I understand your concern.

Costochondritis( Inflammation of intercostal muscles) can be a possible cause.

You should take such self-care remedies for a week as mentioned earlier.

In case of severe pain, swelling, shortness of breath then see your doctor ASAP.

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Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Respected customer,
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