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A 20-year-old male asked:

Sharp pain in chest hurts to take a deep breath and to be in certain postures any thought what it is or is it just from sleeping on my side too long?

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Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 29 years experience
Pericarditis: The desctiption of your symptoms, plus your young age, makes your chest pain seem to be from "inflammation of the liniting of your heart" a.ka. pericardits. You might consider taking Advil (ibuprofen)/Ibuprofen regularly and see if that helps over the next 72 hours, as long as you do not have any contraindication to Advil (ibuprofen). Other causes coul dbe musculosketetal (aka costochonditis) in case you lift weights.

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Last updated Sep 17, 2014

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