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A 25-year-old female asked:

Hi, please help: sharp pain on left side of chest & back. shortness of breath. overly tired. dizziness. some nausea and slight headaches. over 2 days experiencing these symptoms, what's wrong with me?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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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