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A 20-year-old female asked about a 22-year-old male:

i have a sever stabing pain in the center of my cheast and it hurts when i take a deep breath or swallow, it's hard to breath also. what is this?

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Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 29 years experience
The list: Could be large. Deep breathing expands the chest wall increasing pressure, that explains the discomfort. If affecting the esophagus (swallowing) and trachea (breathing) could be a signal of something wrong. Get checked immediately and good luck.

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Last updated Feb 14, 2014

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