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What are the signs of pain in the sternum and chest muscles with shortness of breath?


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Hello doctor! I often have pain in my sternum and left and right pectoral muscles (more on the right side). Each time the pain is sometimes severe, when the pain is dull and accompanied by a feeling of shortness of breath (cardiopulmonary examination concludes normal). What kind of disease is that?
Le Tran Vu (1968)
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Hello! His chest pain has many causes, in addition to the possibility of related to heart, lung, pleural problems, it can also be related to the chest wall (inflammation/pain of chest wall muscles, costal cartilage, intercostal nerves). ribs...) or sometimes caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)... Therefore, you need to be examined so that the doctor can extract more information related to the nature of the pain.
You can go to reputable medical facilities or clinics and hospitals of Vinmec Health System nationwide to be examined and consulted more fully by doctors.
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The article is answered by Master, Doctor Le Thi Thanh Huong - Emergency Medicine Doctor - Emergency Resuscitation Department - Vinmec Central Park International General Hospital.

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