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A 61-year-old female asked:

Sharp chest pain when sleeping on left side?

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Dr. Allan Stewart
Thoracic Surgery 26 years experience
Costrochondritis: Generally chest pain when sleeping on the side is musculoskeletal in origin and does not signify heart disease. The only worrisome problem could be reflux, which may be causing pain in your espohagus when you lie on your side.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What does sharp chest pain signify?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 49 years experience
Variable: Sharp chest discomfort, especially if only lasting a few seconds, is usually benign and most likely musculoskeletal in origin. Much depends on where it's located, what precipitates it, what symptoms are associated with it, and what relieves it. Simple rest and, if recurrent, antiinflammatories or analgesics may be useful, but if persistent, evaluation by your doctor is prudent.

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Last updated Feb 14, 2020

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