Chest Pain - Topic Overview
Other, more serious problems that can cause chest pain
- A collapsed lung (pneumothorax),
which usually causes a sharp, stabbing chest pain and occurs with shortness of
- A blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism), which usually causes deep chest pain with the rapid
development of extreme shortness of breath.
- Lung cancer,
which may cause chest pain, especially if the cancer cells spread to involve
- Diseases of the spine, which can cause chest pain if the
nerves in the spine are "pinched."
Check your symptoms to decide if and when
you should see a doctor.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
September 25, 2012
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