Chest Pains When I Breathe in Deeply

Published: April 25, 2017
Dear TeenHealthFX,
Hello, I have been having chest pains when I breathe in deeply and sometimes when I lean in on the right side of my chest. Also my right breast has been swollen along with the nipple. I am teen and am wondering if this is just an effect of growing or possibly a medical problem. Thank You!
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Dear Chest Pains When I Breathe in Deeply,

Chest pain can have many different causes, including respiratory issues, muscle strains, heart arrhythmia and even pneumonia. TeenHealthFX cannot know the exact cause of your chest pain, however, we do recommend that you meet with a doctor soon so that you can be properly diagnosed and so that you can receive any needed medical treatment.

As for your concern about your right breast, very often one breast will be slightly larger than the other breast. However, if this is something new, very noticeable, or of concern to you for any other reason, then it is important to discuss this with a doctor as well.

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

Signed: TeenHealthFX