A member asked:

Why does my chest hurt when i take a deep breath? this has been going on for three days.

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It is likely to be muscular pain, If it gets worse, it would be prudent to see a doctor. Regular exercise will improve you muscle health. Get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health!

Answered 7/18/2021


Dr. Ramalingaier Parameswaran answered

Specializes in

Chest pain on taking a deep breath may occur with inflammation of the lining around the lungs(pleuritic pain) or the lining around the heart(pericardial pain). Either of these may be caused by an infection and can be expected to resolve. More commonly, these symptoms occur after injury to your chest muscles or ribs. Examination by your doctor would provide the diagnosis as well as the treament.

Answered 7/20/2021



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