hello dear, welcome to HCM.
there are many conditions which area possible explanation of his complaints.
but we need more data to advise.
does he have fever?
does the blotchy patch hurt or is tender?
do the ribs over left chest wall hurt?
it could be chondritis
(inflammed ribs), oesophageal or soft tissue
can you please post greater details of each symptoms,as well as age, weight , a photo of thearea affected,etc. to make it more effective?
pl. see your physician , get an EKG, Xray chest atleast done. and any more tests to evaluate the cause.
take care and keep me posted on your progress.
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