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When I take a deep breath the left side of my chest hurts

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when I take a deep breath the left side of my chest hurts around the breast and the pain goes all the way thru to my backbeneath and around my shoulderblade.Any idea whats up. Just started earlier today. Wasn't doing anything. 53 year old male
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Amit Munjal replied 11 years ago.


Pain that gets worse with deep breath may be caused by a respiratory or chest wall problem.Possibly a strain in muscle and ligaments od chest wall.

But at your age a precautionary ECG can be done to rule out any cardiac cause.

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Dr AMIT MUNJAL's Post: Could a strain of the muscle or ligaments of the chest wall happen spontaneously, without any cause
Expert:  Dr Amit Munjal replied 11 years ago.

It is usually caused by coughing ,exertion,injury but some times can occur spontaneously.

Well since this is radiating between shoulder blades i would recommend an ECG to be on safer side.

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