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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Airway reactivity: This can be realted to airway reactivity. Sometimes we give analogy of breathing through a straw --> hard to get air in but easier to get air out. S ... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are a number of potential considerations. Pulmonary causes such as pleurisy can cause similar symptoms as can musculoskeletal conditions among ... Read More
Dr. Alvin Wells
41 years experience Rheumatology
Costochondritis: There are some patients who haven't back pain with breathing. This may be a sign of inflammation involving the soft tissue surrounding the ribs which ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Chiang
10 years experience Rheumatology
With your age : And symptoms describe probably back sprain. But still likely you need close physical exam to be certain and possible radiographic study to ensure.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. C. michael Bowman
45 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly: A chest xray can be very helpful to find a cause for chest pain, such as pneumonia or rib fracture. Depending on how long it has been going on, where ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and have chest X ray to find the cause so be treated.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
See your doctor: If left arm, get EKG just to be safe re heart issues, and the sharp pain when breathing also needs evaluation, could be pleurisy, but could be other l ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Nipple area pain: Great many possibilities. Please give more information about yourself and the pain so we can help you.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Pleurtic shoulder pa: May be pleurodynia viral inflammation of the lining aroudn the lung, or rarely may be pnurmothorax ( collapse of lung ) though usually assocaited wi ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: Are you a smoker? The cxr was normal. Could be musculoskeletal. Do you exercise a lot. Could be a pleurisy. Need more history and a thorough exam
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Chest tightness, chest pain, and shortness of breath can be due to minor problems or to very serious ones. A doctor can check to see what might be the ... Read More

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