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Darien, GA
A 26-year-old female asked:

4 days ago i got a pain in the right side of chest and it caused a mild pain when breathing deep but today my chest feels like irritated muscle?

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Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Pleurisy or muscle: Pain in the chest that is exacerbated by taking a deep breath is usually due to a muscle strain, pleurisy, or costochondritis (inflammation of the cartilage attaching the rib to the sternum). If you have had an upper respiratory illness lately then pleurisy is certainly possible. Otherwise, the muscle strain or costochondritis are more likely. All of them can be improved with antiinflammatory med.

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