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Long time constant chest pain in centre

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 16, 2008
  • 03:41 PM

Hi all,
I am suffering from (almost) constant (its been around 8-9 months), mild chest pain in the center-top shifted a bit to the RIGHT(not left). Nothing is felt while breathing, but the pain is felt while moving, sleeping, sitting(in a stupid posture) etc. The pain sometimes goes to the back. Touching the chest hair around the region also causes pain and there is also a weired feeling surrounding that region. The pain is not from the muscles on top of the ribs, but something in the center. I am involved with computers and often have to sit a lot, but I also do workout(and the pain makes it difficult in push-ups etc.). No cough, tiredness, wightloss, appetite loss, nothing except that from the the past 10 days or so I now feel slight pain(sometimes) on the left side(just 2 inches from left(top)) also.

Left and right here are 2-4 inches from the center of the chest, TOP is 2-4 inches from absolute top of the chest. I am 24 and 6foot tall male.
doctors here cure only ordinary diseases and I probably wont be able to pay for CT or MRI scans.
please help diagnose

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  • Sounds like costochondritis&/or sternocleidojunction strain.If so,stop doing pushups for awhile & take anti-inflammatory drugs,such as aspirin,ibuprofen, or naproxen.Take just one of them,not all three.Also,moist heat to the area will help.Good luck.:)
    richard wayne2b 1,232 Replies
    • December 16, 2008
    • 05:49 PM
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  • Hi there, you should try drinking 8 to 12, 8- oz glasses of water a day. Do it for a month, at least, (even the rest of your life) it may work for you and if nothing else, it is, still healthy for you and a better place to start than taking medication. A.
    healthmonger 4 Replies
    • December 17, 2008
    • 00:04 AM
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