i have had pain in the right side of chest,just under breast area around to mid back when ever i cough,sneeze or breathe in and out. i have had an xray and this was normal yet still the pain persists. I have not had any incident of straining or moving anything that would indicate a pulled muscle, I do plan on returning to the doctor but i am wondering what the next step would be in testing and if any suggestions of what could be causing this pain. I have not been ill, no cold or cough symptoms no fever, essentially i am an otherwise healthy female of 36 years.
Usually a chest x-ray is done when trying to find the cause of chest pain. Since your chest x-ray was normal, what you have described sounds like a muscular problem. You noted that you have not had any incident of straining or moving anything that would indicate a pulled muscle. However you might try minimizing activity that would exercise your chest muscles. If the problem is muscular, your pain should go away in 1 to 2 weeks.
I guess that I forgot to mention that I have had this pain for 4 weeks prior to going to the doctor. And that it now has been at least 3 more weeks.
In researching this I did find something that would be similar to what I am having symptom wise~costochondritis
I have the exact problem that you do.......I was looking this up and came across your question. You describe what I am feeling, the only difference is that I have had broncitis and a horrible cough that I blame for this pulled muscle in my chest. The only thing that I have found to work is Advil. I have been to the doctor twice and had chest x-rays as well. Nothing. They even prescribed me vicodine and it did nothing. I guess time will take care of this, just use advil. Hope you feel better!
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