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what does it mean when your chest have zsharp pains on the left side

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pain: There are multiple possibilities from intercostal muscle irritation through inflammation inside the chest wall, pleura or pericardium and more. Usuall ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Umesh Patel
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Chest pain: Chest pain can be from heart disease , inflamation of the lining of the lungs (pleurisy) caused by infection (pneumonia, etc). Pain may also originat ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I : I can not diagnose this. I am answering this three days after it was written. Worst case scenario- chest pain radiating down your left arm with diffic ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jayshree Chander
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Unlikely cardiac: When you can duplicate your pain by pressing on the area or moving around it means the source of the pain is in the musculoskeletal system, not the he ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Need more informatio: Ticklish feeling is vague. Can you describe fully what the symptoms you having for better response.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Could be many things: Talk to your physician.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Can't say: No way to tell without a proper physical exam and appropriate lab and/ or imaging studies. Too many possibilities to list!
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Nerve pain: Fleeting, sharp shooting pains lasting seconds in the chest area may be due to pinching of the nerves that run between the ribs. These may be accentua ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Nonspecific: There are various potential causes of a burning sensation in the left side chest including incipient shingles or other inflammation of rib cage nerves ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Chest pain: Assuming this is a "sharp" kind of pain, pain across the chest is usually due to muscle strain/sprain related to your pectoral and intercostal muscles ... Read More
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