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A 47-year-old male asked:

I have been somewhat short of breath. i've experienced this sporadically over the last few months but it's getting more common. i get a tightness on the left side and sometimes feel like there's a small air bubble in my chest?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
See a doctor : Many possibilities, ranging from minor to very serious. Depends on your age, underlying illnesses, specific features of these sensations See a doctor NOW
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Chest symptoms: Have to be investigated timely due to possibly being generated by heart or lung issues. Keep a log of symptoms as to circumstances as it might make a big difference in picking the right tests. Many times once life threatening conditions are ruled out, they prove to be musculoskeletal in nature. Your GP will be best to start with.

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