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A 16-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing unintentional weight loss, chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing) (side: both) (severity: mild) (time frame: sudden) , shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: lying down, exercise or physical a

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Weight loss: If you're losing weight despite eating well, disorders like overactive thyroid or diabetes come to mind. Sharp chest pains and shortness of breath without cough could be pleurisy, early pneumonia, emboli to the lung, or percarditis. Your symptoms warrant a thorough history and complete physical examination by a physician. Appropriate tests and xray will be ordered in order to make a diagnosis
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