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A 31-year-old member asked:

what causes pains on the ribs, chest, waist and on the left side of the abdomen?

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Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Can't say...: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF IT'S NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY

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Last updated Jul 21, 2014

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