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Haines City, FL
A 20-year-old female asked:

I'm getting pitching/stabbing pains on my chest i have to breath slow bcus if i don't it will hurt more what could cause this pain please help it hurts ?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
A number of causes:-: Left sided maybe heart related ; but at your age its not likely, other causes are a rib fracture (hx of an injury or severe bout of coughing), costochondritis (inflammation of cartilage part of the rib) {from a viral infection or an injury}, nerve lesion from a disc/ injury, lungs issues like pneumonia, pleurisy (inflammation of the lining around the lungs). See pcp if no relief with aleve/advil.

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Last updated Dec 31, 2013

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