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Random sharp pain on swallowing or breathing, stabbing pain from chest to back, hurts on stretching fully. Cause?

Girlfriend has a random sharp pain when swallowing or breathing , said it feels like a sword going through her from chest to back in the upper area between her breasts. It hurts to stretch out fully, but nothing is sore or tender. It was quickly onset getting worse over time. Her throat is starting to hurt on one side where she says the gland is hard, not swollen. Is it possible it may be just gas or dehydration? She does do a lot of sports.
Asked On : Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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Dear Sir
Hello I am Dr Ravinder Sharma ENT surgeon
On the basis of information provided it appears that it can be dure to several reasons
1. Acute infection of a node in chest
2. Pain of cardiac(Heart) origin
3. Muscular pain - As she is a sports person
4. Costochondritis - swelling of cartilage of rib cage
5. Gastro esophageal reflux (due to passage of gastric contents in lower part of food pipe)

I would advise you for a physician consultation and she may require some tests like blood tests, X ray chest and ECG to come down to the diagnosis
I hope this answers your concerns. Feel free to contact me if your need more information on this

With warm regards
Ravinder Sharma
Answered: Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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