I have been having chest pain for almost three days and Have been it is just my muscles. I can not figure out what I would Have done. The pain started at the bottom of my sternum then moved to the right side of my chest and now is going to my left side. But is still on my right side. It is tender to touch. My chest feels heavy if I walk or move more then 10 min. And my back is starting to become sore. EKG,chest x-ray and blood test are all normal. Could it be anything else. My pcp said it would take a while for the pain to go away and nothing helps.
Have they checked for costochondritis? Pain or tenderness to palpation usually occur on the sides of the sternum, affect multiple ribs, and are often worsened with coughing, deep breathing, or physical activity. On physical examination, physicians will inspect and palpate the patient for areas of swelling or tenderness and can often reproduce the pain associated with costochondritis by moving the patient's rib cage or arms. Costochondritis tends to occur in patients who are aged between 20 and 40, typically female, and tends to affect the third, fourth, fifth, or sixth costosternal joints. It wont show on x ray. Costochondritis usually goes away on its own, although in some cases it may last for several months or longer. Treatment focuses on pain relief.
It is possible that you saw the doctor as a condition was starting up. Like knowing you are getting a cold before the first sniffle. They palpated the abdomen, right? Hold on a bit longer. If a fever is starting and starts going over 100 head to the ER. An infection is brewing. If you become short of breath or anything else changes, be sure someone can help you get there.
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