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A 49-year-old member asked:

What to do about sharp pain in the right side of my chest?

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Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 20 years experience
See a doctor: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should contact your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed after their assessment.

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A 36-year-old female asked:

I have a sharp pain in the right side ?

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Sharp Pains: So much more information is needed to help diagnose the cause of your sharp pains. Your best bet is to see a local physician since this forum is for general medical questions, not for individual diagnoses or treatment recommendations.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can pain in the right side of the chest mean?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 12 years experience
Too dificult to tell: With that information. That could be anything from a pulmonary embolism to a rib injuries to chostocondritis. If it does not progress, cause problems breathing, or related to systemic signs like fever, then it is most likely not emergent but you should still see your physician for a thorough exam.
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A 51-year-old female asked:

Pain in the upper chest on the right side?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Intercostal pain: Intercostal neuralgia may produce sporadic episodes of acute pain or pain that is dull and constant. The pain is often described as stabbing, tearing, sharp, spasm-like, tender, aching or gnawing. It typically feels like the pain wraps around your upper chest in a band-like pattern. The pain may intensify during exertion or with sudden movements involving the upper chest, such as coughing or laugh.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What could be causing pain in the right side of my chest?

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Right chest pain: Lots of things could. Lungs, pleura, ribs, nerves between ribs. Occasionally heart. See your doc.

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