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A 22-year-old female asked:

Sometimes i get a mild pain in my left side next to breast. could this be angina or related to my anxiety?

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Chest pain : Chest pain outside the nipple line is rarely cardiac in origin. More likely is intercostal muscle pain or radiculopathy or irritation from a pulmonary source if you have pain when taking a deep breath in. You are also a young woman and unlikely to have angina without significant history or risk factors. Please see your MD for a physical exam.

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