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What can be causing pain in left part of my chest when I breathe in?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Chest wall

Pain in the chest only on inspiration is usually a minor problem in the chest wall.
The pleura (chest wall lining) on the inner surface beneath the ribs (you've seen this on spare ribs) may crinkle, causing a stabbing pain. Rib-cartilage joints may become inflamed "for no reason". If the pain becomes persistant, severe, or continuous, get to a physician.

In brief: Chest wall

Pain in the chest only on inspiration is usually a minor problem in the chest wall.
The pleura (chest wall lining) on the inner surface beneath the ribs (you've seen this on spare ribs) may crinkle, causing a stabbing pain. Rib-cartilage joints may become inflamed "for no reason". If the pain becomes persistant, severe, or continuous, get to a physician.
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