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Camp Pendleton, CA
A 23-year-old female asked:

Sore sternum/ribs, hard to tk full/deep breath off and on since sept-worsening, fam history of asthma/copd, no cough, nonsmoker, is it a heart problem?

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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
A Verified Doctoranswered
37 years experience
Chest wall pain: A common cause of chest pain in the young population it's costochondritis, a chest wall pain involving muscle and joints at the chest wall. Symptoms worse while taking a deep breath and with pushing certain involve areas of the chest. Idk if you have risk factors for heart disease but that's also a possibility. A good history and physical will be great.

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