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what might be causing this sharp pain in my chest?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
CP: Causes of chest pain: emergent causes: needing immediate attention- heart attack, aneurysm, clot in the lungs, pneumonia or pleurisy, cholecystitis non urgent causes: esophageal spasm, acid reflux, costochondritis, musculoskeletal causes, intercostal neuralgia check with your doctor.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

I get this sharp pain in my chest when I take a deep breath. Is this normal?

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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Chest pain: If it occurs only with deep inspiration, likely causes could include muscle strain, rib fracture, costochondritis, tracheitis(swelling of airway passage due to flue or cold). The onset of these symptoms, coupled with location of pain can help differentiate cause(s).
A 39-year-old member asked:

I keep getting a sharp pain in my chest in the middle but very slightly off to left?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
More info needed: The exact nature of the pain plus your age and health information are needed. Pain lasting a second or so, for instance is not very worrisome. If you are older and it occurs with exertion, that would be very worrisome. How severe, how long it lasts, associated symptoms, etc. Are important to know. In addition, an examination and some simple tests are needed to make a diagnosis.
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I get a sharp pain in my chest when i take a deep breath?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
Pleuritic pain: Sharp pains on inspiration are pleuritic and not cardiac-- they imply the kind of discomfort brought on by movement of either the chest wall or expansion of the lung tissue. They can occur in inflammatory type states (infection, musculoskeletal inflammation, etc). The can also occur w inflammation of the pleura (which lines the outside of lungs) and pericardium. See doc if severe.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

A friend of mine has been having a sharp pain in his chest for about a year & he doesn't no why do you have any recommandations for him?

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Dr. Tony Ho
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Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Many reason: Chest pain is never an easy symptom to evaluate; depenidng on his age and co-morbidities, he is at risk for more or less things - these range all the way from the benign pulled chest muscle or costochondritis, to heart disease. He needs to see and discuss it with a doctor.
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A 39-year-old female asked:

Hello a few minutes after i eat i get a sharp pain in my chest and a hard thumping in my chest what could this be. About 20 min after what could it be

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
You need it checked: You need to see your doctor.It could be related to gastro esophageal reflux with esophagitis or your heart like angina pectoris.It is very difficult to say what it could be without a comprehensive detailed history and physical exam and if indicated tests like ekg, endoscopy and other imaging etc.It also can be related to your diet, meds you are taking, gall bladder disease, high cholesterol , obesity.

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