A 25-year-old female asked:
Hi, please help:
sharp pain on left side of chest & back.
shortness of breath.
some nausea and slight headaches.
over 2 days experiencing these symptoms, what's wrong with me?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 34 years experience
ER, Dr. can check: In a 25 year-old, heart problems are possible though less likely, but rib or sternum joints may hurt for many reasons, such as trauma (bumped into something, somebody poked a finger into the ribs), coughing (bad cold and cough symptoms), jogging or running (breathing heavily for a while), over-exertion while exercising, irritation in the rib's bones, muscles, cartilage, etc...
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Last updated Sep 22, 2019
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