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A 27-year-old female asked:

i have been having chest pains on the left side for about a week now it comes and goes just wondering what can cause it?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes of one sided chest pain, and some are very serious. Best to get yourself evaluated by your doctor.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
Heart disease?: Main concern is it could be your heart. Please see your doctor soon.

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