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Forum Name: Cardiology Symptoms

Question: sudden stabbing chest pains


 hdp - Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:31 pm

Dear Doctor,

I'm a 24 y.o. female, no known health problems, taking BCPs. I probably don't exercise as much as I should but I walk a lot and my job keeps me active. Today at work I developed a sudden stabbing pain right in the middle of my chest, that caused me to hunch over and stop moving. I don't think it's heart-related b/c my pulse is normal and the pain doesn't radiate. It's been hurting for a few hours now, ranging from a dull ache to feeling like someone's driving an ice pick through my chest wall. It gets worse when I move my head or shoulders in certain ways, and breathing deeply while walking seems to make it worse. I can't make any sudden movements at all, but I can breathe deeply while seated without extra pain. I'm not sick today and I haven't done any unusual activities lately. I'd appreciate your thoughts on what it could be. Thanks very much.
 Dr. A. Madia - Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:00 am

User avatar Hi.

This looks like a musculoskeletal pain with a little amount of reflex muscle spasm involved.

I advise you to take Ibuprofen 600 mg 3 times a day for 2 days.
Be sure to take the pill after meals.

Dr. A.Madia
 hdp - Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:02 pm

Thank you very much, Dr. Madia! It is feeling much better now :).

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