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Cramping in chest, pain in ribs. Is it condylitis and should I be concerned?

I get a cramping feeling which is also a heavy feeling in my upper ribcage and chest area. Recently hospitalised with oscascondylitis (2 yrs ago) which was a pain from the 6/7 rib on left side but same pain now occurring in main chest area. Not necessarily after eating anything different or excesive exercise. Can you advise if the chest and sternum area pain of this nature is condylitis and should I be very concerned, was in hopsital last week with terrible pain in this area and they thought is was a heart attack as jaw was painful also, but cardiologist said it was indegestion?
Asked On : Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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thank ypu for asking this question
well , this lower sternal chest pain is frequently due to indigestion only , but we can not take a chance for myocardial infarction which mainly depends on age (40 yrs and above usually), and some times thin of acute sickle cell crisis if any one having repitative sternal or rib cage pain (also called vasoocclusive crisis).. and many more reasons ...........
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