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A 18-year-old female asked:

I have sharp, stabbing, shooting pains in my chest and lung area that leaves me short of breath which becomes a dull aching pain, what could be wrong?

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Dr. Phillip Sirota
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Many things: You could have a benign cause like anxiety or muscle strain. However, a blood clot to your lungs is also a possibility especially if you have a family history or have had a recent procedure done. A heart attack is possible but unusual at your age. Regardless you should get checked out by a doctor now.

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