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Sharp pain in chest when sneezing. Hard to breath and tightness. Reason for pain?

Hey there. My boyfriend is a 19 year old perfetcly healthy. Hes 250 pounds and 5ft 8. For a while now he has been getting a sharp pain in his chest when he sneezes (he describes it as a sledge hammer hitting his chest). He also feels like he s being stabbed in the chest when he works out sometimes and also when sitting down watching tv his chest sometimes gets tight and finds it a little hard to breathe. He refuses to see a doctor as he believes its nothing however I am increasingly concerned. Any ideas what it could be? Thanks Hazel
Asked On : Fri, 31 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Its difficult to pin point one particular cause, but this should be investigated with xray chest.Such pain can be due rib ,pleural or lung issues.Chest xray can give a primary idea about underlying cause.

Answered: Fri, 31 Aug 2012
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