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Granite City, IL
A 33-year-old female asked:

Can chronic infections cause thymus pain? i previously had chronic tonsillitis and now have chronic sinusitis both accompanied by chest pain.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Chest pain: The thymus sits in the upper chest behind the sternum in the mediastinum and enlargement may produce discomfort in this area, but would not expect this to commonly occur with chronic upper respiratory infections. Since you really have no way of knowing what the pain is produced by and where it is emanating from would strongly suggest you see your doctor.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Very unlikely: The chest pain is very likely unrelated to any thymus issue.
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Last updated Apr 22, 2014

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