U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
ZA
A 59-year-old female asked:

Hi there, i'm experiencing a sharp pain kn the right hand side of my chest (upper). also, i'm abit short of breath. it has been going on since yesterday (07.03.2021). please advise what it could be? should i see my gp or head into hospital?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
More details are needed. Difficulties breathing needs to be evaluated, its not possible to say for sure that you need to go to the emergency room. I would be very concerned if you have shortness of breath with an excursion. Please report shortness of breath when they have pain with breathing or nasal congestion.
Dr. Ramalingaier Parameswaran
Specializes in Cardiology
Your description is not typical of a heart related problem in that it does not appear to be related to exertion and appears to be prolonged in duration without other associated symptoms. However, I would urge you to seek attention without delay. Your GP’s office may not be fully equipped to do additional testing. Therefore I would suggest that you see a cardiologist or go to a hospital emergency

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Mar 31, 2021

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.