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A 31-year-old male asked:

I have no heart issues but i have chest discomfort with slight shortness of breath at rest and tight muscles on my right side of back what could this be?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Most: Chest symptoms that become hard to diagnose are many times musculoskeletal in nature and can involve the spine all the way to the sternum ( the main bone in the middle of the chest) with all muscles and nerves in between. Heart and lungs are the first investigated as having a high life threatening potential in case missed. A combination of factors is always possible as well.
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
SLEEP APNEA: Please consult with your Doctor and request a sleep study to test for sleep apnea. If you are uncomfortable with your Doctor see another for a 2nd opinion.
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Last updated Jan 31, 2021

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