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A 20-year-old male asked:

i'm fit, and haven't had heart problems. yesterday i had the most rigorous workout of my life. today my heart hurts when i get up after sitting. ?

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Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Pain: You are probably having chest wall pain and not heart pain. After a vigorous workout your chest can be sore from breathing hard. Try pushing against the area to see if that makes it worse. If it does it is probably chest wall. It would be unusual for someone your age to have heart problems. If it continues see your physician.

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