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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

What is your age and gender?

Since when is the pain?

Is there a specific tender point or area?

Do you have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, overweight, history of smoking?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Female-66yrs
3days
Under and behind right breast
No high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, or overweight.
I smoke
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Your symptoms are suggestive of;

1) 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

2) Pleurisy; this is inflammation of the lining of the lung.

3) Chest muscle strain.

You need to get a chest x-ray, EKG for the evaluation.

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