Our expert says:
CJ, it sounds like it might be due to pleuritis (inflammation of the sack around the lungs) or maybe a hernia. The problem is that I won’t be able to say for sure without first examining you. If you’re interested in something I wrote on the non-heart causes of chest pain, you can mail me at CyberDoc@mweb.co.za and I’ll send you a copy. If the pain persists, the best would be to see your doctor. Good luck.
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