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My left side chest pain while breathing, should I be worried?

My left side chest pain while breathing, should I be worried?

Pain with breathing: Pain with breathing could be due to a variety of reasons, e.g. Muscle, bone, lining of the lungs (pleural), etc. Not all diagnoses are "worrisome" however you should first be evaluated to determine what the cause of your pain is before one can tell if it is serious or not. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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Chest pain on right side and it increase while lying on bed and breathing?

Chest pain on right side and it increase while lying on bed and breathing?

Chest pain : hi! There are a lot of causes of chest pain on the right. Without a proper exam, I think your pain is probably muscular or even gastrointestinal. If it just started , give it a couple days. If this has been happening for awhile, get checked out. ...Read more

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I'm a 29yr old female with sharp right sided chest pain more on breathing which came on quite suddenly yesterday, it is now going up into my shoulder.

Concerning Symptom: Chest pain worse with breathing can be an important symptom. The worst thing it could be is pulmonary embolus, which is caused by a blood clot in your lungs. You are at risk for this if you are a smoker, are on birth control, have a family history of blood clots, or have made a long trip or been stationary for a long time recently. Numerous minor conditions cause the symptoms you mention as well. ...Read more

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Left sided sharp chest pain all day deep breathing doesn't seem to affect it. Not constant but fairly constant what could be?

Left sided sharp chest pain all day deep breathing doesn't seem to affect it. Not constant but fairly constant what could be?

Constant pain: The only cause of constant, or nearly constant pain is rheumatologic or neuritic: joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bursae, fasciae ,or nerves. Your observation indicates it does not involve your accessory muscles of respiration but it could be referred from your shoulder or be due to a pinched nerve from your cervical (neck) spine. Trial of an NSAID is in order. No relief suggests nerve. ...Read more

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Got chest pain today, currently hurts around the left side when breathing in. I did also exercise hard early today, I ran till it hurt. Serious?

Yes - serious: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. When that is controlled you should see a nurse about long term control of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Left sided chest pain. Stays localized the worrysome part is the increasing difficulty in breathing or catching breath over past 2 months. What is it ?

Left sided chest pain. Stays localized the worrysome part is the increasing difficulty in breathing or catching breath over past 2 months. What is it
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Many possibilities..: It is very difficult to tell just w/ this piece of information. Since it is possible that your heart could be the problem you are young and this could include a wide range of possibilities: lung problems(like asthma or COPD), muscular, gastritis or acid reflux, to mention a few. It is important that you see someone for exam and possible tests. If pain gets severe and lasts > few mins go to ED. ...Read more

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I have intermittent chest pain pinpointed to both sides of sternum. It exacerbates when deep breathing.

I have intermittent chest pain pinpointed to both sides of sternum. It exacerbates when deep breathing.

Costochondritis: Seems like you are suffering from costo-chondritis of bony rib cage/cortilage. It is due to some non-specific inflammation. You need to take anti-inflammatory medications. Consult your physician for prescription. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more