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A 21-year-old female asked:

appts take a lot of time so can someone name most or even all possible reason one would have sharp chest pains while breathing/inhaling ?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Panic or Anxiety: For a 21 year old? It is stress, fatigue, or anxiety. That is unless you are an athlete and have injured a muscle with your exercise. We hold our breath tight, clench our chest muscles when we are stressed. Sometimes we are doing this without even realizing it. Many young people have this problem and it can take some time to learn new ways of breathing and living to reduce anxiety.

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A 22-year-old female asked:

I have been having sharp chest pains when i breath deep on the higher left side of my chest and it hurts when i lay a certain way . What could this be?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor now: If you are experiencing weakness, this is an emergency. You need to go to the nearest er.

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