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I also feel a little tenderness to the touch above the nipple area, also like a bruise or pulled muscle feeling......

icy hot and advil take away the pain, but I can still feel the soreness in those areas even with medication....

I do not believe these symptoms are heart related, rather more muscular and bone related....I have heard that if you can touch the area and produce pain that it is likely not coronary

Any insight or input would be great

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replied December 26th, 2010
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Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Yes, if the area pains on touch then it is not due to heart cause. It can be costochondritis, inflammation of nipple, breast abscess, boil or a muscular pain or pain due to eczema. Hope this helps. Take care!

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