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Shooting Chest pains
Posted by: Eric
Date: February 21, 2000 6:24 PM

For the last couple of years I have been getting these shooting pains in my right chest. They seem to come only when I am just sitting around and not active. I have worn a heart monitor given by a cardiologist to try and determine if it was some type of irregular heart rhythm but this test found nothing. The pains last from 5 to 30 seconds, and hurt mostly when I breath in so I wonder if it has anything to do with my lungs. I am only 15 years old, and my doctors are out of ideas.

Shooting Chest pains
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, MD
Date: February 22, 2000 4:35 PM

Naturally I am not trying to diagnose someone I have never met, but sounds like you are describing pleurisy.

Shooting Chest pains
Posted by: Eric
Date: February 22, 2000 10:40 PM

Thank you so much for your reply. I am now starting to research pleurisy, and if I think that it may apply to me I plan to visit my doctor to see what he thinks. Thank you so much for you help, and as much as I'd hate to have anyting wrong with me; I would love for this to be the end of my problem.

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