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A 25-year-old female asked:

Had inflammation in right chest week later i pulled muscle in left side and have swelling there is this bad? stress in heart? damage?

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Dr. Rowlin Lichter
Orthopedic Surgery 72 years experience
Please be more exact: WHERE IN YOUR SIDE IS WHAT? AND HOW DID YOU "PULL A MUSCLE" EXACTLY WHERE AND HOW BIG IS THE SWELLING? HOT? RED? TENDER? HARD? SOFT? DIFFUSE? AT LEAST IT DOES NOT SEEM TO HAVE ANY RELATION TO YOUR HEART BUT W/O MORE INFO, IT COULD BE MANY DIFFERENT THINGS BUT STATISTICALLY NONE ARE SERIOUS.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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