I Am Experiencing A Slight Pain In The Middle Of My Rib Cage That I Can Feel In My Middle Back.

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I Am Experiencing A Slight Pain In The Middle Of My Rib Cage That I Can Feel In My Middle Back.

I am experiencing a slight pain in the middle of my rib cage that I can feel in my middle back.

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Hi Midge,

Chest pain can indicate many possibilities especially in women. The most worrisome, of course, would be a heart attack. The pain can also radiate up your jaw or down your arm. If you are ever in doubt about whether or not you are having a heart attack, please call the Emergency Room immediately.

Chest pain that radiates can also indicate Acid Reflux, heartburn, or even costrochondritis (an inflammation of tissue in the chest.)

Make sure to

Here are a few posts you may want to review:

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All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN