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- Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:13 pm
I am a 40 year old female. I woke up this morning feeling pain and tightness over my entire chest area. It was something I had never felt before. When I turned over and laid on my back, the pain was better. From then on, I have had only pain in my left side. It seems to be mostly around my breast area even though I do not believe it is my breast. The pain is not sharp or extreme. It is somewhat dull, but bothersome. I have been experiencing this pain for approximalely 4 hours. I do not seem to have any other symptoms. The pain can sometimes get worse when breathing deeply and sometimes disappears for a few minutes all together. I have lung and heart history in my family. Do you have any ideas? I have digestive problems but have never felt anything like this. Thank you for your help.
| Dr. A. Rajput
- Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:08 pm
In your case it could be anything ranging from
Digestive tract causes
Muscular / rib (costochondral) pain
Inflammatory - as its positional and pleuritic (pericardial and/or pleuritic)
Lets not get into the details of each. Your priority at this point of time should be to see a doc and get yourself examined to rule out cardiac causes.