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Chest pain, brief tightness and mild difficulty in breathing. Cause?

I have been suffering from occasional bouts of hoarseness in the voice, chest pain; a feeling of brief tightness and mild difficulty in breathing and mainly in the evenings for circa 6 to 8 weeks. I am also fatigued for the most part,though I seem to be getting sufficient sleep and rest. I am a non-smoker, non-drinker,female and 44 years of age.
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

The symptoms as mentioned in your post suggest that it might be due to Infection/Pathology of lung.
So, investigations like X ray chest and Pulmonary function test can clinch the diagnosis.

Other causes of chest pain include:
1. Costochondritis (infection/inflammation of the bone-cartilage junction)
2. Strained chest muscles.
3. Short-term, sudden anxiety with rapid breathing
4. Pain from the digestive tract, such as esophageal reflux

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

Wishing you a Good Health.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Sat, 27 Jul 2013
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