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Chest pain, worse on breathing in

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Conditions

Costochondritis

Tietze's syndrome is inflammation of the cartilage that joins your ribs to your breastbone (sternum).

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Chest pain, worse on breathing in
  • Chest pain caused by pressing on chest
  • Chest pain worse on movement
  • Fast or shallow breathing
  • Chest pain while resting

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Costochondritis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Pulmonary Embolism

A pulmonary embolism is a blockage in the pulmonary artery, the blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the lungs.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain, worse on breathing in
  • Fast or shallow breathing
  • Chest pain on physical effort
  • Coughing up blood

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Pulmonary Embolism.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Important: If you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.