A 30-year-old female asked:
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sharp, shooting pain in upper right chest area when taking a deep breath or coughing?

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Dr. Christopher Kager
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Possible nerve issue: This could be a variety of causes. It could be an irritated nerve. It could be muscular. It could also be an inflammation of the area where the rib inserts, costochondritis. typically all of these are self-limited, but an evaluation if it persists is warranted.
Answered on Jan 11, 2015
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