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What's a reason for a healthy 18 year old female to have right-sided chest pains?

What's a reason for a healthy 18 year old female to have right-sided chest pains?

Several things: Many things could be possible, including anxiety, a muscle sprain, acid indigestion, gall bladder issues, etc. You need to see a dr. To get properly diagnosed and then the treatment would be tailored to the cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi im an 18 year old female and I have been having chest pains on my left side for about 3 days now. Is it gas? I told my dad that's wat he said.

Hi im an 18 year old female and I have been having chest pains on my left side for about 3 days now. Is it gas? I told my dad that's wat he said.

Need more info: Not enough info to answer your question. Chest pain can be due to heart issues, lung problems, musculoskeletal problems, even anxiety. The type of pain, location in the chest, severity, aggravating and releiving factors, timing and associated symptoms all provide critical clues to determining the cause, and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm an 18 year old female and I have had chest pains on my left side for 3 days. Feels like im be stabbed under or above my left breast what is this?

Urgent care: Stabbing chest pains persisting for three days could have a number of different causes. Best to get to an urgent care clinic as soon as possible for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause right-sided chest pain in a 23 yr old woman?

What can cause right-sided chest pain in a 23 yr old woman?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have Chest pain right side, over the last hour it's coming and going every 10mins lasting about 30 secs but happening more often now? I'm 34 women

I have Chest pain right side, over the last hour it's coming and going every 10mins lasting about 30 secs but happening more often now? I'm 34 women

Chest pain: What you are describing sounds like small intestine periodicity pain. Probably a kink in gut and gas pain but early bowel obstruction could present the same way. If it doesn't go away seek attention to see what is going on ...Read more

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17 year old female, chest pain on right side of chest, no other noticeable symptoms.?

Need more info: Chest pain has a long list of causes, from musculoskeletal pain, pleurisy (inflammation on lung lining) and shingles to pulmonary embolism, pneumonia and more life threatening causes. Having no other symptoms makes this less scary though. Is it worse when inhaling? Do you smoke or recent injury? Likely nothing, treat with ibuprofen and if new symptoms/lasts longer than three days see your doc. ...Read more

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I'm a 29yr old female with sharp right sided chest pain more on breathing which came on quite suddenly yesterday, it is now going up into my shoulder.

Concerning Symptom: Chest pain worse with breathing can be an important symptom. The worst thing it could be is pulmonary embolus, which is caused by a blood clot in your lungs. You are at risk for this if you are a smoker, are on birth control, have a family history of blood clots, or have made a long trip or been stationary for a long time recently. Numerous minor conditions cause the symptoms you mention as well. ...Read more

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What would cause you to cough up blood for two days and have chest pain on the side. I''m a 26 y/o female.

What would cause you to cough up blood for two days and have chest pain on the side. I''m a 26 y/o female.

ED visit: There are many possible causes, and among these are an infection. I would suggest being seen right away. A close examination of the nasal passages, mouth and chest in particular is advised. A chest imaging study should be obtained. ...Read more

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On and off experience intense chest pain both sides radiates to neck then headache and tired. 44yo female non smoker no other symptoms.?

On and off experience intense chest pain both sides radiates to neck then headache and tired. 44yo female non smoker no other symptoms.?

Please see doctor: I'm not sure of your previous personal or family history -- but heart disease may present differently in women than it does in men. I suggest seeing your doctor for a thorough workup around these symptoms, so you can get some personalized answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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21 yr old female, smoker, random spurt of sharp upper right sided chest pain. No pain when breathing occurs, only 3 random spurt of chart pain.

21 yr old female, smoker, random spurt of sharp upper right sided chest pain. No pain when breathing occurs, only 3 random spurt of chart pain.

Better to stop smoke: Stopping smoking will be best recommendation today, it will help decrease your risk for heart and lung problems tomorrow, see your doctor if chest pain persists, I am available for second opinion when needed ...Read more

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21y female. Bacterial bronchitis 3w ago. Coughing is gone but now suffering from chest pain on left side +worse with exercise. Should I wait it out?

21y female. Bacterial bronchitis 3w ago. Coughing is gone but now suffering from chest pain on left side +worse with exercise. Should I wait it out?

No: With your recent past history, important to follow up to make sure the infection has cleared. Occasionally fluid can form with symptoms such as yours. All the best. ...Read more

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Waking up with left side chest pain tat radiates to my left back (under shoulder blade), what can this be caused by? 30yr. Female with lupus.

Waking up with left side chest pain tat radiates to my left back (under shoulder blade), what can this be caused by? 30yr. Female with lupus.

Chest pain in Lupus: Dear Lupi: Chest pain in a patient with lupus could be from the lungs or the heart. For example, Inflammation of the lung lining is called pleurisy which is a sharp pain and can radiate to the back. But there are also many other possibilities - the heart sac can be inflamed - called pericarditis and can present in the same way. You must see your physician for a thorough physical exam. Nisha ...Read more

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20 yr old female on novantrone for MS exp. Dull left side chest pain for 3 days. Pain is pretty mild, reaching only a 3 on the pain scale. Concerning?

20 yr old female on novantrone for MS exp. Dull left side chest pain for 3 days. Pain is pretty mild, reaching only a 3 on the pain scale. Concerning?

Not disconcerting: However, I do NOT like or use Mitoxantrone due to cardiovascular risk, and leukemia risk. Most MS focused neurologists have a similar attitude. Have absolutely no issues with Acthar, for use in relapses. I do not know history, but why not consider ongoing treatment with Gilenya or Tysabri, (natalizumab) both far safer and more effective. Should also be taking Vitamin D-3 supplements. (? consider rituxamab) ...Read more

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So I'm a 20 year old female. And for the past 2 weeks I have been have chest pain on and off left side of chest. And upper arm pain too.

So I'm a 20 year old female. And for the past 2 weeks I have been have chest pain on and off left side of chest. And upper arm pain too.

Unlikely to be heart: If it hurts when you breath or you can move into a position that relieves or causes it to hurt worse or there is a specific spot that causes the pain it is very unlikely to be your heart. Could be your lung or chest wall or even your esophagus. ...Read more

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38yr old female - pinching chest pain on left side, pain between the shoulder blades, body is cold but I'm sweating. Family history of heart issues?

38yr old female - pinching chest pain on left side, pain between the shoulder blades, body is cold but I'm sweating. Family history of heart issues?

See a cardiologist: Chest pain could be cardiac, esophageal or musculoskeletal. Because you have a family hx of heart issues, cardiac problems need to be ruled out- so first see a cardiologist to make sure no cardiac problem exists- rest can be taken care by your pmd. ...Read more

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I'm 26, female, overweight, and non-smoker. I started having left sided chest pain (achy, burning), belching, forceful burps, burning/sore/swollen throat, stuffed nose, & mucus in throat. Ruled out heart, thyroid, and inf. Prilosec not working.

I'm 26, female, overweight, and non-smoker. I started having left sided chest pain (achy, burning), belching, forceful burps, burning/sore/swollen throat, stuffed nose, & mucus in throat. Ruled out heart, thyroid, and inf. Prilosec not working.

? GERD still: Since heart problems are ruled out, still reflux/gastritis can be the cause, prilosec dose might not be enough, prescription strength or other meds may be needed. Your best bet is to see a Gastroenterologist, goodluck ...Read more

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Chest pains but in left side?

Chest pains but in left side?

Not specific: Pain on the left side of the chest can be caused by many problems ranging minor ones that tend to get better on their own (like a muscle strain) to the very serious and life threatening, like a pulmonary embolism or blood clot in the lung. A doctor can sort this out based on the kind of pain, other symptoms, physical exam and maybe tests. If persists or severe best to see a physician ...Read more

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Having chest pains on my left side?

Non-specific CP: Unlikely to be heart related at your age and most likely pleuritic, musclulskeketal or acid reflux related. With no descriptors provided, one could only make an educated guess as to what this could be. Likely benign but get evaluated and treated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having bad side and chest pains?

See your doctor: This question, and the issues it might be are very complicated. You should see your doctor for evaluation. If this is an acute issue you might want to go to the emergency room at the hospital. ...Read more

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Can a cold give you chest pains/back pains on the left side?

Pains in chest: A upper respiratory infection can give you chest pains, especially if you are coughing. However, if you develop shortness of breath, diaphoresis or lightheadedness then you should see your doctor or go to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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I'm having chest pains on the right side of my chest. What can I do for this?

Find the cause: Until one knows history, examines- cannot direct treatment. ...Read more

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Why do you think I have been having right side chest pains for the past 9 days?

Why do you think I have been having right side chest pains for the past 9 days?

Inflammation: Chest pain can be from inflamation of the lining of the lungs (pleurisy) caused by infection (pneumonia, etc) and other conditions. Pain may also originate fro the joints between the breast-bone and ribs. On occasion, right sided chest pain is due to heart artery blockages. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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The last 2 days I have had chest pains. There in the middle and the right side of my chest?

The last 2 days I have had chest pains. There in the middle and the right side of my chest?

Many causes: Right sided chest pain can be associated with cardiac disease. Gastroesophageal reflux is probably the most common cause of chest pain.Esophagitis is result of reflux and some patients experience pain with swallowing. Other characteristics of pain including location, type, severity and duration enter into equation. Musculoskeletal pain possible, consult physician for proper diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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I have been having chest pains on the left side for about a week now it comes and goes just wondering what can cause it?

Many causes: There are many causes of one sided chest pain, and some are very serious. Best to get yourself evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Hey I'm 30 yrs old and I've been experiencing this cold sensation on the left side of my chest and I also get some chest pains.?

Chest pain: Women can have atypical cardiac symptoms of chest pain. Cold sensation not typical but you should see a doctor to get evaluated. Anything make it better or worse? Constant or intermittent? Anything else associated with pain? These are questions your doctor will ask? ...Read more

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I am a 29 year old female I'm having slight chest pains that come and go, I have had it for more than 24 hours now, should I be concerned?

I am a 29 year old female I'm having slight chest pains that come and go, I have had it for more than 24 hours now, should I be concerned?

See a Dr now: This could be a serious issue. It could be related to your heart or your lungs and therefore you need to go see your doctor asap to get blood tests, Chest X Ray and ECG done to see what the cause is. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. I'm having chest pains from the middle of my chest to the left side of my chest. I haven't had much of an appetite lately. Can you help?

Hi Dr. I'm having chest pains from the middle of my chest to the left side of my chest. I haven't had much of an appetite lately. Can you help?

Doctor can evaluate: A person with chest pain should see her doctor to be examined. Pains can come from a heart problem (serious!), neck and shoulder muscles, the ribs and their joints, the "pleural" lining of the lungs and ribs, the lungs themselves, etc... If one feels her pain is coming from the heart, has a chest tightness, some difficulty breathing, or has past heart disease, she can go to the E.R. by ambulance. ...Read more

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I'm a female of 28 yrs. I get chest pains, n back pains, mostly wen I wake up in the morning. I've had this for about 3 mnths now and it kips getn worse?

I'm a female of 28 yrs. I get chest pains, n back pains, mostly wen I wake up in the morning. I've had this for about 3 mnths now and it kips getn worse?

Softer mattress: 28 y fem. W. chest/back pain at awakening. During sleep, shoulder & pelvic girdles contact sleep surface & spine like a suspension bridge between them. A softer mattress supporting all regions of body equally, like memory foam, might ameliorate spine muscle/ligament strain. Many women have benign Joint Hypermobility w. flexible girdle joints & particularly benefited. Yoga for muscle tonification? ...Read more

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I've been experiencing chest pain for a while now and I'm a 25 year old female. Usually it's sudden or achy pains. Sometimes it's accompanied by acid?

I've been experiencing chest pain for a while now and I'm a 25 year old female. Usually it's sudden or achy pains. Sometimes it's accompanied by acid?

Multiple causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, gastritis or reflux, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. At you age it is unlikely to be of a serious nature but if concerned discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes sharp chest pains on the right side?

Serious things can: Cause right sided chest pain. Just because it occurs on the right side does not mean that it is not the heart. This should be discussed with your doctor asap to make sure that this it not something life-threatening. A lof of things can cause right sided chest pain, though, including heart disease, reflux, musculoskeletal pain, pleuritis, pneumonia, trauma, gallbladder problems, etc. ...Read more

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What causes sharp chest pains on the right side?

Serious things can: Cause right sided chest pain. Just because it occurs on the right side does not mean that it is not the heart. This should be discussed with your doctor asap to make sure that this it not something life-threatening. A lof of things can cause right sided chest pain, though, including heart disease, reflux, musculoskeletal pain, pleuritis, pneumonia, trauma, gallbladder problems, etc. ...Read more

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Why am I having sharp chest pains on the left side of my chest?

Why am I having sharp chest pains on the left side of my chest?

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 usually coronary in origin. Most often, these are chest wall (musculoskeletal), and resolve spontaneously or after simple remedies. Gastrointestinal or pulmonary causes may play a role, less commonly pericarditis (inflammation of sac around heart). ...Read more