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pain in left side of chest when taking deep breath

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Most likely: musculoskeletal. Cardiac pain is usually dull and aching like a tooth ache. Sharp pain is usually muscles and bones.

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miriam Sivkin
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs to see MD: These findings need to be followed up by your physician.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Partial lung collaps: R u a smoker or second-hand smoker?18 y/o pretty young for emphysema (air sacs's wall break down forming larger sac; if on edge of lung, lobe can coll ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: From your description, it may be related to musculo-skeletal pain. If it persists, please see your PCP. Other conditions to consider include asthma an ... Read More
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Ribs pain: Possibly costochondritis
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience Pediatrics
It depends...: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & e ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience Pediatrics
Is it old or new?: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & ex ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See your doctor: Chest pain, especially left sided can be the result of cardiac disease. Please see your doctor for an evaluation.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Les Gurwitt
55 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below: It is possible that retrograde menstruation can get under diaphram and through a nerve called the phrenic nerve can irritate chest and shoulders.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Chest wall: Thew fact that you can feel a tender spot with pressure means it is not your heart or esophagus. This is called chest wall pain. See the attached to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Christensen
9 years experience Family Medicine
A lot of things: Heart attack (although very unlikely in a 34 year old), pancreatitis, stomach ulcers, infections, hernias, and muscle spams could all cause the sympto ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
May be rib issues: including muscle spasms causing them to tighten from trauma or postural issues, specific muscle spasms. However, you should be examined to rule out sp ... Read More

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