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I want to know what this sharp pain is? im having shortness of breath, pain in my right side below my ribs hurts when i breathe, pain is sharper when i take deep breaths, hurts when i move and laugh

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Chest : Chest pain that causes shortness of breath should be evaluated by a doctor sooner rather than later. Even though many people equate chest pain with a heart attack, there are actually many causes of chest pain - some of which are concerning, some of which are not. You need an examination to know whether your symptoms are something to be worried about. I've attached a website with some helpful information about chest pain. In the meantime, give your doctor a call. Good luck!

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