What Causes Constant Pain In Left Side Of Chest?

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What Causes Constant Pain In Left Side Of Chest?

I've had chest pain on the left side now for about three months and nothing seems to help. I have COPD - could that be the cause?

Answer

Chest pain isn't usually a symptom of COPD, but can be in severe cases. For example, it's possible to cough so hard you fracture a rib.

One of the most common causes of ongoing, non-heart-related chest pain is costochondritis. Here is an article that will explain more about it: Costochontritis -; A Common Cause of Chest Pain

The only way to find out for sure what is causing your pain is to see your doctor. Actually, any kind of chest pain should be checked by a doctor as soon as possible.

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Answered by Karen Lee Richards