A 21-year-old male asked:
I will get this random pain under my left pectoral muscle, it's sharp and quick doesn't stick around for very long. it occurs maybe once every 2 week?
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Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Musculoskeletal?: Fleeting sharp chest pain lasting only seconds, worsened by movement is usually musculoskeletal in nature. For ex: a young man who does upper body weight lifting may strain his pectoralis muscle, causing fleeting sharp pain. See doc if pain is associated w/shortness of breath, or palpitations, lasts longer than a few minutes, or increases in frequency or intensity, or does not resolve.
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Last updated Sep 11, 2018
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