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I'm having pain in my chest and it's hurting when I breathe.

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I'm having pain in my chest and it's hurting when I breathe. My BP is fine and so is my heart rate.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 6 months ago.

Hello,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
Since when are you having this pain?
Do you have any other symptom? cough? or past illness?
Did you have any test?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Just today. It's been getting worse the last few hours. I've been coughing some this week. I am a smoker. Stress and bad diet the last few days. I had a minor heart attack five years ago.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 6 months ago.

Where in the chest do you feel the pain exactly?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Almost up near my throat.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 6 months ago.

Thank you for all the information,
The pain in chest can be due to different factors, including heart.
As the pain is increased on breathing then it can be due to infection of lungs or pleura.
Sometimes, muscle pull or strain can be increased with breathing but it is usually not so high up.
Costochondritis of the ribs can cause it.
As you have cough, it is likely to be from chest infection or inflammation.
I would advise to get an examination by doctor.
Depending on your other symptoms, health issues, you may need a few tests.
EKG, chest X ray, blood tests can be required.
You can take tylenol, meanwhile.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
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Regards.