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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Can anxiety cause chest discomfort?

I’m 18 year old male. I first had chest discomfort that would kinda hurt when ever I took a deep breath. Now I have back pain and my chest and ribs are tender to touch. I’ll also have leg aches on both sides and joint pains. I went to the hospital because I thought it might’ve been heart related but everything came back normal. They did x ray, blood sugar and an ECG. They said it’s bothing but income still having these weird pains. Can it be my anxiety?? I’m scared it might be lymphoma even tho my symptoms are so broad. Any idea what can be going on??
Tue, 10 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
You re just 18 and the age is to enjoy the teen age life. Not to think too much into body or illness conditions. In your case, your doctors, after checking you with blood tests, x ray and ECG, had clearly told you there is nothing to worry. Believe them and go forward.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr. K. V. Anand
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