What can cause left sided chest pain in a young

Patient

Q: What can cause left sided chest pain in a young adult?

Doctor

A:   Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit small and specific.

The causes of pain in the left side of the chest in young are:
-Costochondritis
-Myalgia
-Pleural inflammation
-infected cysts or so
- very rarely heart problems
-Acidity causing GERD is usually in the center but can be on the left side.

Once needs a good clinical evaluation, actual physical examination, tests as needed to get to the root cause and have a treatment plan.

I hope this answers your query.

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