What could cause my chest pain?
My cardiologist says that chest pain that includes chest wall tenderness or reproducible pain is almost never serious. I have pain that seems to flare up with my menstrual cycles, and I will get very painful sharp pains over my sternum. This area becomes painful to touch as well as some other spots on my ribcage. My doctor has done testing – Holter, ECG, Echo – and says pain that is stabbing or sharp for a few seconds is also not a concern. Can you explain to me better how this pain differs from the pain of PE or cardiac pain? What could cause this set of symptoms?
Submitted by Angela from Maryland on 06/16/2014