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im having sharp pains everytime i breath on the right side of my upper chest

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Concerning: You are having something that sounds like "pleuritic" chest pain, which is usually caused by something irritating the lining of the lungs or your othe ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wilhelmi
11 years experience in Anesthesiology
Breathing pain: It sounds musculoskeletal in nature. Muscle pain is usually short term, aggravated by movement (deep breathing) and goes away with rest. Ibuprofen or ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: The muscles of your shoulder attach to the chest wall. Pain is often referred there.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience in Dentistry
OK: Perhaps you'd share a few more details and ask a question? Duration, quality, possible relationships, medications, medical conditions, etc.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience in Cardiology
Probably not serious: Chest pains are usually worrisome because of the concern about their being due to heart disease, especially coronary disease. Sharp discomfort is not ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Chest pain: That is unlikely a heart problem as it changes with breathing so one down of the bad things. It could be pleurisy or inflammation of the linings of th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
24 years experience in General Surgery
Possible gallbladder: Get and ultrasoudn of your gallbladder to look for stones. If it is normal consider getting a gallbladder function exam (hida with cck).
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Urinary Tract Infect: This could be a worsening kidney infection that started out as a bladder problem. Now that you are having back pain where your kidneys are and given ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Chest pains: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including ex ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
See physician: Upper left abdomen contains spleen, tail of pancreas, splenic flexure of colon, part of stomach, left kidney, left lower ribs and muscles. Costochondr ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Likely benign: But a good evaluation by a physician or osteopath would appear reasonable.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Berger
32 years experience in Cardiology
Musculoskeletal: Sounds atypical for heart disease especially if not related to exertion, breathing or other symptoms. If it is worsened with deep breaths, it could b ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hiroshi Takita
26 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Can be a pleurisy; s: Chest pains agravated by breathing, coughing or laufing is usually due to the pleurisy. It is an inflammation in the chest. The lining of the lun ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Likely muscular: Sharp pains in the chest at your age are almost always from irritated muscles and chest wall, ie... your ribs. You probably overdid some activity, li ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not likely: Gall bladder and liver are right sided organs.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Grobman
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bladder infection?: Could be urinary tract infection. See your physician.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
R/O PERICARDITIS: You may have inflammation of the heart=PERICARDITIS vs inflammation of the lungs =PLEURITIS. Myocarditis is much more serious and can be suggested by ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Chest pain: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and furthe ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Get seen: This cannot be diagnosed on the internet, nor is it possible to provide you with advice without seeing and examining you. Go to your family doctor and ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. answered
Specializes in
Neck strain: You have probably sustained a neck sprain or spasm. You could take some anti inflammatories to see if it helps relieve the pain. If you have associate ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Abdominal pain: Go get checked out by your doctor, lots of things can cause those sx, some benign, some serious............
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