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What causes a sharp pain in my chest on my left hand side?

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What causes a sharp pain in my chest on my left hand side? If I inhale to much it is very painful. I have to breathe shallowly. It feels like its under my breast. It just happened for about five mins and is calming down now. It takes my breath away when
it strikes. Like a lightning bolt hitting your chest.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

It could be muscular or costochondritis

any risk factors for heart disease?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
It could also be a lung infection
any signs of infection?