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A 18-year-old female asked:

Why does my chest hurt everyday ? since february . left side right side , under my rib cage i have sharp pains, sore and tight pains what's wrong ?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Pyo
26 years experience
Chest pain in women: Chest pain in young women is generally not cardiac in origin, with some exceptions. Women who have had diabetes since childhood may have premature coronary artery disease. Women who have chest pain associated with shortness of breath and who are on hormone replacement therapy may have pulmonary embolism. Women who have sudden onset of chest pain around time of menses may have a dissection.
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Dr. Jeremiah Gelles
Cardiology 56 years experience
Many reasons!: You need to see a doctor because the number of diagnoses that could explain what you are feeling is numerous. I am pretty sure it is not your heart. Sounds more like it is musculo-skeletal or gastroinestinal.
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Last updated Apr 20, 2014

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