A 28-year-old male asked:

Tightness in chest. lower throat/trachea is very sore. chest hurts a bit when i breath. trachea hurts when i swallow. any help?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: Chest tightness, chest pain, or shortness of breath can be due to minor problems or to very serious ones. A doctor can check to see what might be going on. Sometimes, tests and chest xrays will be done. Possible causes include a partial pneumothorax (collapsed lung), asthma, stomach reflux, heart problems, laryngitis, other viral infections, etc... Sore throat can be tested for strep throat.
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