Chest pain, worse on breathing in

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that 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.

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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.