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Old 08-22-2008, 06:43 AM   #4
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Re: 2 Years Of Chest Pain

Lindaru is right. Any inflammation of the tissue in the rib cage will cause chest pain and that usually presents on the left side. I had this last year. I thought I was having a heart attack and I was 21 with no history of cardiac problems. The jaw pain, sweating, and arm pain is something I had, but it was mostly panic because of what I was thinking was happening to me.

The way that I know that my chest pain is just the inflammation of the rib cage is to press on the area. When she is having pain ask her to press on the left side of her sternum, above the breast, and the side of the breast under the arm. If pressing on it causes the pain to come again than it is likely that there is some inflammation of the rib cage.

Hope she feels better