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A 41-year-old member asked:

i wake up every morning with soreness in my chest/ why?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Soreness: Mat be muscle spasm or pain. Most probably nothing serious. However get it checked.

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A 23-year-old male asked:

Every morning I wake up with a soreness in middle/upper chest area and it feels worse when I take a deep breath. Wondering what this could be?

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