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been tired today and had slight sharp pain on and off in certain

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been tired today and had slight sharp pain on and off in certain positions on left hand side of chest and occasionally right side. should i be worried.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
what triggers it?
movement?
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
can you tell me what triggers it?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

i noticed it this morning when got up. thought it would just go away but its been on and off. notice when i move into new position and sometimes just notice a slight pain. other times feel fine and nothing. walked back home and nothing then sat down and got it in top of chest left.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for this reply Dan
This certainly doesn't sound cardiac
It sounds muscular or possibly GI related
any unusual activity lately?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

no. had something a few years back with pain across ribs every time i moved. is it this again? what is GI? mostly been a pain on left side (furthest part - almost around back), top of left side and once or twice on furthest right side.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Yes, it could be the same thing
It is called costochondritis
GI is stomach/esophagus related like GERD
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

is there anything you can do re:costochondritis. Gerd - is that reflux thing?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
yes, that is reflux
usually anti inflammatories like ibuprofen help costo
that being said Dan, you need to see a doctor for this to confirm
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
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