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Have sore ribs. Could this be an indication of any type of heart disease?

Jul 2012
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My ribs have been sore directly above my heart. Could this be an indication of any type of heart disease? There has been no instances that I can think of that would have led to bruised ribs.
Posted Tue, 13 Nov 2012 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 1 hour later
Hi there.
Young man. I dont think you have anything to worry as regards your heart!
If my guess is right & have been a doctor for more thatn 20 years, it is most likely a cutaneous (skin) or muscular issue.
It is more likely than not an intercostal muscule or subcurtaneous issue that will get sorted out with rest to the region & a small antiniflammatory dose (ibuprofen 400mg three times daily).
Good Luck & Take care...wish you continued Good Health!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
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