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A 38-year-old male asked:

the middle/ upper part of my chest has pains when i lay down or yawn in particular. its more of a quick burst of discomfort ...should i be concerned?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
Chest pain: Pain on inspiration or positiona changes (pleuritic pain) implies an inflamed area affected by that motion . Typically when symptoms are worse on lying down, it could imply pericarditis, although pleuritic pain could also secondary to inflammation in the pleura around the lungs.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Constantly fatigued, yawning after chest pains. Help?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Symptoms: Your symptoms are not specific but if you are having unexplained chest pains it would be prudent to go to your doctor and be evaluated.

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Last updated Jun 11, 2012

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