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Right Sided Chest Pain

Hi, I have been experiencing a persistent pain in the right chest for several months.  Sometimes it is a dull ache behind my breast, sometimes it is quite sharp - almost a pulsing sensation - which only lasts between 30 seconds and a minute then goes.  This sharp pain is right near my sternum between my ribs.  It does feel sore when I press it.  I saw my GP a couple of month ago and he listened to my chest / checked for embolism and suggested the pain is muscular or skelatal.. I had a chest xray which came back clear, but the problem hasn't gone.  I need to make another appointment with my GP, but I wonder if anyone can shed any light on what it's likely to be.  I do smoke, but I am fairly active.  It is probably worth noting that the pain feels better when I exercise.  My breathing isn't affected, and theh pain doesn't increase when I breath deeply.  I don't get the pain in the morning, but it ususally start later in the day.  

Can you advise?
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It could possibly be wind, liver or gallbladder.

Or muscular/skeletal like your doctor says.

Keep a note to see if your conditions worsens after you have eaten very spicy and fried foods.  Try and avoid fried foods to see if it helps. Keep a diary of what you consume to find out if any of your symptoms are related to some types of food.

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I'll also add that I am 31
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Sorry that is meant to say it doesn't feel sore when I press it.
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