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A 19-year-old male asked:

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: sensation of tearing pain, sensation of pressure or heaviness) (worsened by: after sudden movements, applying pressure on the chest, after exercise, bending forward) (time frame: gradual) (better by: r

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Dr. Rachel Wagner
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Costochondritis or : Inflammation of the rib cage is something that would cause this type of pain. If it’s related to your breathing it can be pleural pain or lung pain. Occasionally this sort of pain could also be related to inflammation around your heart but it is rare and you would be pretty sick. I would try over the counter ibuprofen or acetaminophen and see your doctor if this doesn’t help.

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