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Sharp pain in chest on left. Why do I get short of breath yielding pain?

Hello I am 17 and I have this really really sharp pain right under my left breast and everytime I take a short or deep breath I am in excruciating pain! It has been over an hour and Ian s getting any better! I don t know why to do! I looked it up and people re saying that it called periodical catch syndrome but I don t know. Please gelp
Asked On : Sat, 25 Aug 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response

Thanks for posting your querry.

After reading your symptoms i feel that you are suffering from muscle spasm. These generally do not last long.
I would advice you to apply any local analgesic ointment at the site of pain/catch while breathing along with any anti inflamatory painkiller drug with a muscle relaxant. Hot foamentation may also help relieve the discomfort.
If the pain does not subside then you must see a physician for a. examination as he will then prescribe the drugs accordingly.

Hope you feel better soon.

Answered: Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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