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Severe tearing pain left chest and back with breathing and

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Dr. Sameer Maheshwari


Practicing since :2010

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Posted on Sun, 13 Jan 2019 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: Severe tearing pain left chest and back with breathing and cough that started suddenly. I have had a cold for 12 days. Was getting better but now worse
Answered by Dr. Sameer Maheshwari 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
It may be because of chest infection

Detailed Answer:
This is Dr Sameer, cardiologist.
Chest infection causing cough can cause such type of chest pain which increases on breathing.
Cardiac pain increase on exercise and has no effect of breathing.
The pain will go away as soon as the infection and cough relieves.
I'll still recommend you to get a ECG, 2D Echo and a Chest X Ray done to confirm it.
Thanks and take care
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