Is a pain under the left rib, and upper sternum related to costochondritis and fibromyalgia?
There is no need for any further cardiac tests.
I would like to know if the pain is triggered by deep breathing and manual pressure on this area. This would be indicative of a musculo-skeletal pain, including chostochondritis.
Is it related to food intake? Have you tried to use an antiacid or PPI (Omeprazole, Pantoprazole, etc.)? The relief of the pain by these drugs would be indicative of gastro-esophageal reflux or gastritis. In such case a fibrogastroscopy would be needed.
Anyway, as a cardiologist, I would like to reassure you that your symptoms are not cardiac related. Your recent performed cardiac tests have excluded this possibility.
So, there is no need to perform any additional cardiac tests.
I would also recommend you to consider fibromyalgia as a possible cause of this chronic chest pain (especially if inflammation tests and fibrogastroscopy result normal).
Hope I have answered your query.
My opinion as follows:
Thank you for the additional information!
Based on your description of the pain, I would conclude that it could be related to chostochondritis or fibromyalgia.
I would exclude any possible cardiac disorders.
So just relax and don't worry about!
Hope you will find this answer helpful!
My opinion as follows:
Your symptoms could be related to vasodilation in this area, probably caused by the hot bottle.
Acid reflux could also contribute in your situation.
You are a very sensitive person, nothing serious!
So just relax and don't worry about it!
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There is nothing to worry about!
As a cardiologist, I would like to reassure you that your symptoms are not related to your heart.
So, just relax and don't think about it any more!
There is no need to perform any other cardiac tests!
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