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15 year old with chest pain, bulging chest. Extra cartilage?

Hello I m a 15 year old male. For a few years my left lung seems to extend out a little bit more than my right lung, it looks like a bone sticking out. Never hurt me until a few weeks ago. I was running and my heart was beating so fast I thought it was going to explode, then both my lungs hurt if I gently touched them. And one night I had a horrible chest pain in the middle of my chest. I went to the doctors a few years ago to examine what seemed to be a bone sticking out, but all they said was that it was extra cartiledge . Is this true? Please help
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Specialist 's  Response
The occasional chest pain or tenderness over the chest is nothing to worry about at your age. The protruding bone or cartilage is not uncommon. No-one's body is entirely symmetrical so it is common to see a difference from left to right side.
I can reassure you that there is nothing seriously wrong with your chest.
Dr K A Pottinger,
Answered: Sun, 1 Dec 2013
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