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Forum Name: Cardiology Symptoms

Question: Pain in left side of chest

 joyina - Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:52 pm

I am 32 years old, Female, no history of heart disease...had all sorts of cardiology tests in may 2006, EKG,echo, ct of heart, etc. All normal. Am currently having pain in the left side of my chest, around the breast area....I do have a 2 y/o son who weighs 28 lbs that I lift occasionally & carry. The pain comes and goes and does get better with aspirin or ibuprofen for a time.........wondering if I pulled a muscle. I do have a past history of anxiety altho haven't had any issues since last year.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:37 pm

User avatar Hi Joyina,

Your pain may be due to a pulled muscle. Rib area muscles can take a while to heal because almost any move we make (including breathing) uses these muscles.

Using tylenol/ibuprofen is good to help the pain but be careful not to overdo your use of the muscle while the pain is gone from the pain meds.

If it isn't getting better I would suggest you see your doctor.

Best wishes.

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