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chest pain/ when i take a deep breath
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chest pain/ when i take a deep breath

I have been experiencing pain when I take in a larger than normal breath.  It feels like a restrictive pain that follows my diaphram.  It started last night, on a minor scale.  So I began to take larger breaths to see if it would make it worse later that night it was worse.  I tried taking pain meds, and it does not take away the pain.  I dont feel tierd, or dizzy, my ankles are not swollen.  I do not have a bluish tinge to my complection.  I had two open heart surg at age 6 and 12 for sub aortic stenosis, go for check up every two years the cardio says everything looks great, I wore a halter monitor 2 months ago the cardio said there is no change.  I am 27 years old.  I worry about my heart being an issue alot of the time, I really need to stop, but I cant understand why I have this pain when I breath.  Could you please shed some light on the different possiblites.  
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Given your significant heart history, anytime you have chest symptoms, the first concern is boviously cardiac. I dont think anyone with your history should feel bad about being concerned and visiting the Emergency Dept or their physician promptly when these types of symptoms occur. The differential of chest discomfort is substantial and includes musculoskeletal complaints like chostochondritis, bronchitis, pneumonia, pleuritis and others.

Please understand that although the subaortic stenosis that your experienced initially may have presented with leg swelling, shortness of breath and fatigue; other cardiac conditions including arrhythmias don't have those same symptoms

Err on the side of caution and seek medical attention. Good luck
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