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I have been having chest pain on my left side for about a month. Sharp pain, plus a family history of heart disease. What could this be?

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Dr. Gustavo Carbone
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Costochondritis

Chest main can have many causes and yes one of them can be cardiovascular. If you have a strong family history and the chest pain is happening while exerting yourself please go to your primary doctor and have them check your heart.
Still musculoskeletal causes like costochondritis which is reproducible by touch or heartburn due to reflux are other frequent causes of chest pains. Visit your doctor.

In brief: Costochondritis

Chest main can have many causes and yes one of them can be cardiovascular. If you have a strong family history and the chest pain is happening while exerting yourself please go to your primary doctor and have them check your heart.
Still musculoskeletal causes like costochondritis which is reproducible by touch or heartburn due to reflux are other frequent causes of chest pains. Visit your doctor.
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