A 16-year-old female asked:
i get moderate/severe chestpains when i lie of my left side for any length of time. im 16, could it be pericarditis? should i see my doctor?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Bennett Werner answered
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes and yes: It could be pericarditis and you should see your doctor.
Answered on Aug 16, 2013
Dr. David Savage answered
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: It sounds like you have a condition caused by inflammation. It could be pericarditis, or pleurisy or something else. I think a doc would need to do a thorough history and physical exam to sort this out. It is not "normal." hope this helps and good luck.
Answered on Jan 20, 2014
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