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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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At 4am I was woken up from a deep stabbing pain in the top

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Hello, at 4am I was woken up from a deep stabbing pain in the top of my chest about center of my rib cage and I have two lumps either side almost like it’s swollen, I then had the same pains around mid-day and now again
Assistant: Have you ever dealt with this before? Are you having any shortness of breath?
Customer: some shortness but not much and no this is the frist
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: i donated a kidney but that is all

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Can you please tell me more about the lumps?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hello, they feel as if it’s swelling probably about 2 fingers wide and length

Where exactly are they located?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Bellow each breast about inline with where the rip cage splits


This is called costochondritis--an inflammation of the cartilage that connects the ribs to the breast bone

Nothing serious but it can be very painful

There is no specific trigger for it

For now I suggest ice and oral ibuprofen

This usually passes in a very few days but if it continues beyond that you should have your doctor check it out to see if you need a course of oral prednisone to treat it

Please let me know if you need any more information

Dr. Chip and 2 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Okay thank you for your help, definitely put my mind at ease again many thanks

My pleasure

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