Im Having Sharp Pains In My Chest Feels Like Its My Heart The Deeper I Breath The Sharper The Pain

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Asked by Ashley Collins

Im Having Sharp Pains In My Chest Feels Like Its My Heart The Deeper I Breath The Sharper The Pain

I'm having sharp pains in my chest. It feels like it's my heart. The deeper I breathe, the sharper the pain. What could it be?

Answer

Hi Ashley,

I'm sorry you're going through this! Any time you are having chest pain you should have it assessed by a doctor as soon as possible. It could be something as simple as a pulled muscle or costochondritis (an inflammation of the tissue around the sternum that can make breathing painful), or it could be something more seriously. Only a doctor can tell you after doing an exam.

Here are some links to information that may be useful to review:

Sharp Chest Pain

Costochondritis: A Common Cause of Chest Pain

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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