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A 33-year-old female asked:

pain in left side of chest above breast. comes and goes, not constant. sometimes a sharp pain, today more of an ache.

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Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Musculature: If you do not feel a lump, warmth etc., then anything that is sharp or stabbing is usually of musculoskelatal origin (rib, muscles, tendons). Pleurisy would usually be associated with a cough and fever. This pain pattern is not typical of cardiac origin.

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