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Old 05-07-2009, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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For some time now I have had a sharp pain in my chest that comes and goes. Sometimes it makes it hard to breathe in deep, and other times it will just kind of ache. But, it goes away just as quickly as it came.

I am a healthy 22 year old girl. I am not overweight or have any medical problems.

This pain is ALWAYS on my left side right above my breast, but inside me. Could it be a pinched nerve or something more severe? Like I said, it is always in the same place and I have had this for a while.

Anyone have any thoughts?

I could go to the doctor, but what can they do? I hate explaining this pain because I don't think it is life threatening, just a bothersome I guess. Then I am afraid they think I am making it up and won't be able to find anything wrong..
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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It is far better to be safe than sorry. I would go to the doctor. A complete history of your mother's health and family health will give them clues.
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:29 PM
 
Location: chicago,Il. USA
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Go see a doctor and know what your dealing with.
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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Definitely go see a doctor -just to be on the safe side, but in the meantime, look up something called Prinzmetal's Angina. You can have random spasms of coronary vessels that can cause pain like that in otherwise healthy patients. This can happen from anxiety, cold, or just be random. Something to think about. But still get it checked out. Then at least you will know next time it happens what you are dealing with.
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:24 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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does it happen after strenous activity?

how long has it been going on for and how often does it happen...
how long will it last
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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When I would run a lot I pulled my sternum and it gave me weird pains in my chest. Have you been working out at the gym by any chance?

Otherwise, you could have a prolapsed mitral valve or something. It can cause pain.
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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For some time now I have had a sharp pain in my chest that comes and goes. Sometimes it makes it hard to breathe in deep, and other times it will just kind of ache. But, it goes away just as quickly as it came.I am a healthy 22 year old girl. I am not overweight or have any medical problems.This pain is ALWAYS on my left side right above my breast, but inside me. Could it be a pinched nerve or something more severe? Like I said, it is always in the same place and I have had this for a while. Anyone have any thoughts?I could go to the doctor, but what can they do? I hate explaining this pain because I don't think it is life threatening, just a bothersome I guess. Then I am afraid they think I am making it up and won't be able to find anything wrong..
Go to the doctor. No one on here is qualified to give you advice on why you have a pain in your chest. It could be a lot of things none of which any of us has a degree to diagnose. Are you afraid of the doctor? I use to be when I was young to the point where my blood pressure would soar while I was in there..I still went.

A couple of things...first of all, the doctor spends his whole day, 8 hours or more 7 days a week sometimes more listening to peoples illnesses. It is what he went to med school for so it is not a "bother" to him to listen to what is going on with you. Has someone in your past accused you of making stuff up when you were not feeling well?? Sure sounds it...don't let that even enter your head when it comes to not feeling right..just go to the doctor.

Lastly, chest pain is not looked at lightly...it might be nothing, it could be something and if you don't go and find out, you will never know. Don't be afraid; start taking care of yourself now and by the time you are older, you will be in perfect health. Good luck!!
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