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Chest

Your chest, with its large pectoral muscles and curved rib cage, is the body’s armor, protecting your heart and lungs. And it's on high-alert for the slightest pang of pain.

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Chest pain can be caused by more than just heart attacks. Read the top 10 causes for right/left sided chest pain and how to know when chest pain is serious.

What causes painful hiccups? Why do I have hiccups for no reason? Learn about the causes of hiccups, hiccup symptoms and why hiccups are common in infants.

Sternum (or chest) pain can come from minor issues like muscle strains, but it can also be from serious conditions like trauma and heart attack.

Is your chest pain serious? Read how a Harvard doctor decides whether tightness in chest is concerning or normal.

A cough and chest pain may be caused by pleurisy—when the tissue lining your lungs and chest is irritated. But pneumonia, asthma, bronchitis, and other more serious conditions may cause chest pain and cough.

Having random chest pain? Read this comprehensive guide specially if you're having chest pain when breathing deeply or when coughing.

This article will review the symptoms, causes, and management of atypical chest pain. Atypical chest pain differs from chest pain indicative of a heart attack. Symptoms include sharp or tearing pain, shortness of breath, and back pain.

A chest lump or bump is most commonly caused by an allergic reaction which typically look like red bumps on the chest, or a skin condition like a pimple, boil, cyst, or wart. Unusual growths on the chest are nearly non-cancerous, however a painful lump on the chest should be treated by a medical provider. Read below for more causes and treatment options.