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Sharp pain in chest. Is it just a muscle pull or are they some other possibilities?

19 years old female. This has been happening for quite a long time now. I experience a sharp pain in my chest particularly towards the left side, which lasts upto 3-4 minutes and then starts decreasing, whenever I laugh really hard or even in an idle situation sometimes. My weight is 42 and I m skinny. Is it just a muscle pull or are they some other possibilities?
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

Causes of chest pain include:
1. Angina
2. Strained chest muscles due to overuse/ injury
3. Short-term, sudden anxiety with rapid breathing
4. Peptic ulcer disease
5. Pain from the digestive tract, such as esophageal reflux

So, it will be better to consult a Doctor & get a proper physical examination done to rule out other causes.
So that appropriate management steps could be taken.

Wishing you a Good Health. Let me know if I need to clarify further.

Thanks & take care.
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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