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sharp pain in left should and ribs get worse when move and breath in what could it be?

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Dr. Richard Paula
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Pleuritic pain: The type of pain you describe is called "pleuritic chest pain" it can be caused by a variety of conditions, most of which are not serious. I would recommend you get examined and obtain a chest x-ray, as some of the causes do require prompt treatment.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Sharp pain in left side of chest? Only lasted a minute. Happened last week too?

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Dr. Mark Sacher
Pain Management 33 years experience
Can be heart disease: Can be stable angina. I would go to cardiologist. Have an echocardiogram and thallium stress test. If a positive stress test, undergo a cardiac catherization to rule out coronary arty disease vs coronary spasms known as prinzmetal angina.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of really sharp pain in left side of chest?

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Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
See your doctor: Chest pain, especially left sided can be the result of cardiac disease. Please see your doctor for an evaluation.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

Sharp pain in left chest. I find it sm times is t dangerous?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Rib cage: Sharp pain increased by a deep breath and with associated tenderness may come from a rib or a pinched nerve that is between the ribs. Heart pains are usually not sharp it wouldn't be from the lung if the area is tender to touch. Esophageal origin is unlikely without gerd type symptoms or trouble swallowing.Have your physician examine the area if the discomfort persists and an x_ray may be ordered.
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A female asked:

Sharp pain in left chest when drinking cold liquids?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Esophageal spasm: Sounds like symptoms of your esophagus spasming, kind of like a Charlie horse of that muscular tube. Take smaller sips, avoid very hot or very cold. Also try relaxation techniques like deep breathing and calming visualization techniques. RELAX!
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A 15-year-old female asked:

I often get a very sharp pain in left lower chest. Lasts 3 breaths. Can't move or breathe when happening. What could this be?

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Muscle spasm : Just muscle spasm and of no consequence. Good Luck

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