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20 Mar 2003

Chest pains
I experience chest pains in the left side of my chest from time to time. It does not start when I'm active or exerting myself. It almost feels like pressure being applied to my chest.

Furthermore, my chest is also sensitive immediately to the left side of the chestbone. It's sensitive when I press on it as well as when I am doing excercises like bench pres
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CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Liz, it sounds like you might have inflammation of the rib-breastbone joints, aka costochondritis or Tietze’s syndrome. You can try taking an ant-inflammatory for a couple of days and see if it doesn’t want to go away. You can also e-mail me at CyberDoc@mweb.co.za and I’ll send you something I wrote on the non-cardiac causes of chest pain. Good luck.
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