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Fatigue while running, chest pressure, popping in rib cage when stretching

i d like to note i m a cross country runner.about a month ago i started to feel like i had no energy while running.i thougt that i was iron deficienct since a lot of female long distance runners become iron deficient.After awhile,after i started taking iron,i still felt really fatigued,to note that it wasnt the right type of fatigue,and feeling like i was about to past out every run.To add that i progressively got slower and started getting chest pressure while running.Now it s just difficult to run,with my chest hurting while running and being fatigued and ready to pass out.I m a 15 year old girl.recently i heard a pop on my upper left rib cage when i was stretching .i found that kind of weird.
Asked On : Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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the pain in the chest associated with running and fatigue that you are having is likely to be due to an iron deficiency. A comprehensive investigations and physical examination is required to detect the exact cause. Cardiac causes also need to be ruled out.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Wed, 14 Nov 2012
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