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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for sharp chest pain while breathing

I have asthma and I have a cold at the moment, for some reason, when I bend over and take a breath, I occasionally have a sharp pain in the left side of my chest. I am not sure if this is because my bra is too tight, or if this is something that needs to be taken care of by a doctor or through the use of medicine.
Wed, 20 Jan 2016
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Possibility of muscular pain due to tight bra is more. But since you are asthmatic, we should rule out lung infection and worsening of asthma because both these can cause similar symptoms.
So consult doctor and get done clinical examination of respiratory system, chest x ray (to rule out lung infection) and PFT (Pulmonary Function Test) (to rule out worsening of asthma).
If all these are normal then no need to worry much.
Wear appropriate size of bra. Apply warm water pad on affected areas. Take painkiller.
Don't worry, you will be alright.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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