10 Causes of Tightness In Chest

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Cause #3: Pleurisy

Pleurisy is often described as a sharp, stabbing sensation in the chest area when the patient is trying to breathe. It will often get worse with movements, particularly sudden movements such as coughing or sneezing. Patients may also experience chills and a fever.

Pleurisy is caused by an inflammation of the pleurae. This is a membrane that covers the lungs. Pleurisy can be caused by many things, although viral infections are the most common. It can also be caused by other conditions such as autoimmune disorders, pneumonia, and even lung cancer. You should get it checked out to try and find out what the cause is.

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