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Why am I having sharp chest pains on the left side of my chest?
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Probably not serious
Chest pains are usually worrisome because of the concern about their being due to heart disease, especially coronary disease.
Sharp discomfort is not usually coronary in origin. Most often, these are chest wall (musculoskeletal), and resolve spontaneously or after simple remedies. Gastrointestinal or pulmonary causes may play a role, less commonly pericarditis (inflammation of sac around heart).

In brief: Probably not serious
Chest pains are usually worrisome because of the concern about their being due to heart disease, especially coronary disease.
Sharp discomfort is not usually coronary in origin. Most often, these are chest wall (musculoskeletal), and resolve spontaneously or after simple remedies. Gastrointestinal or pulmonary causes may play a role, less commonly pericarditis (inflammation of sac around heart).
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