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I have been having pain in the middle of my chest for a

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I have been having pain in the middle of my chest for a couple of weeks now. the pain comes and goes, it could last for a couple of hours at a time. it also sometimes feel like a burning sensation and levitates towards my right breast. on a scale of 1-10 the pain has been a 6 or 7 at worst. I also feel the stabbing type pain on the same spot on my back
JA: Have you ever dealt with this before? Are you having any shortness of breath?
Customer: no I've never expereinced chest pain prior to this i have a mild cough and im not sure about shortness of breath maybe a little bit but the pain doesnt get worse when inhaling or coughing
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no, 'ive never had any major issues
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Lung infection can cause cough and chest pain commonly.

Acid reflux disorder can cause inflammation of esophagus. That can also manifest as burning pain.

Heart related symptoms also can present like this.

How old are you?

Any history of heart disease in the past?
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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thanks for the response.
I'm 27, no heart disease, no major health issues ever.
The pain is right in the middle of my chest and feel worse when pressure is applied or when I sit or lay in certain positions.
It also moves towards the right side of my chest and causes a sharp back pain on occasion.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
It comes and goes, I'm not constantly in pain but it has been more frequent lately.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 months ago.

Ok thanks for you reply.

The risk of heart disease is extremely low.

The pain is more right side predominant.

This can be due to the acid reflux disease commonly from esophageal spasms.

Another possibility can be due to the costochondritis.

Costchondriis is a condition due to the inflammation of the ribcage cartilage can cause pain on stretching of the affected ribs.

You should see your doctor for a clinical evaluation as well.

Best wishes