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    What causes chest discomfort?

I feel uneasiness in left part of my chest.. around 6th rib (*not sure how to specify) .. I feel pain sometimes.. sometimes unusual pressure feeling in that area.. I feel like keeping that part of my chest pressed with my palm... And the feeling of uneasiness lasts even for hours sometimes... Is it a heart problem? .. I dont see any other symptoms similar to what I read on the internet...
Mon, 23 Feb 2015
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
When pts. With such complain come to my clinic i like to elaborate their symptoms like:
- is the pain referred to shoulders , arms or anywhere else
- is it dull aching or a sharp shooting kind of pain
is fever , sweating , cough or breathlessness present

it will be then easier for me to opine on the same
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