U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Scottsboro, AL
A 29-year-old female asked:

Two nights in a row was in bed had left sided chest pain accompanied with back pain shortness of breath for about 15-20 min. since then when i walk or do anything i feel winded. seems to get worse as each day passes. im a 29 year old female with two kids.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain associated with breathing difficultly could be a sign of serious underlying illness. Need to seek medical care as soon as possible.
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Several poss. causes: Must consider serious causes like heart or lung problems & rule those out, pronto.Could also be related to hiatal hernia or gerd.Commonly, such pain & shortness of breath can be caused by rib dysfunction.A good history & physical, incl. Osteopathic hands-on exam & appropriate lab & other tests should help determine cause.If it's due to ribs, manipulation might fix it. See your osteopathic dr. Asap.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jun 14, 2021

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.