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Doctor insights on: Chest Pains On The Right Side

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


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Is sharp chest pains on the right side bad?

Is sharp chest pains on the right side bad?

Yes: I just don't know how sharp chest pains could ever be considered "good" (!), but it's unlikely to be your heart. Other considerations include pleurisy, pneumonia, gall bladder disease, costochondritis, myofascial syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, shingles, and others. ...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?

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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Having chest pains on the right side up into my neck no physical activity being done just started hurting

Having chest pains on the right side up into my neck no physical activity being done just started hurting

Muscles!!!!: Think flesh/tissue and not heart or lung! Began heat and massage. See your doc! I might be the rib margins at the sternum too. If you press on the fronts of your chest and find a super tender area, you have put your finger on it! This is costochrondritis. Still see your doc. ...Read more

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Hi, I am having chest pains on the right side which radiates to the back. Pain only feels at certain postures like standing straight and coughing.

Musculoskeletal Pain: It is most probabely Musculoskeletal pain.Which means it is either in muscles, other skeletal structures in the chest wall as it is related to activities like standing and coughing which makes your chest move. You can try some over the counter meds like Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen et if you do not have stomach ulcer or allergies to Aspirin, ibuprofen oe Naprosyn.But consult your doctor if it is ok to take ...Read more

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I'm a 14 yr old girl who is healthy. I lifted my brother and have been having chest pains on the right side and are mild. I think I strained the muscle?

I'm a 14 yr old girl who is healthy. I lifted my brother and have been having chest pains on the right side and are mild. I think I strained the muscle?

Muscle Strain: You are suffering from non-cardiac chest wall pain which is often secondary to musculoskeletal causes. The pain may be secondary to a muscle strain in the chest wall itself, or in the back. Pain is increased with motion of the chest and when breathing deeply, sneezing, or coughing. Pain is not associated with shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, or fever. Managed with heat, rest and NSAIDs. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is having chest pains on his right side. When he lifts his arm or turn it send sharp pain in his chest. What could it be?

Costchondritis: If your pain is sharp in anterior chest on deep breathing, coughing or sneezing it is inflammation of costchondral junction, joint between rib and breast bone. Ice, ibuprofen and no weight lifting helps. If not better in 8-10'days see a physician. ...Read more

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I recently began smoking 3 days ago and I take Minastrin 24 Fe for and now I am experiencing chest pains in the right side of my chest. What do I do?

I recently began smoking 3 days ago and I take Minastrin 24 Fe for and now I am experiencing chest pains in the right side of my chest. What do I do?

Please stop: smoking and see your doc. He/she can determine if you have a medical condition. Smoking will only raise the probability of other medical problem later on in life. While smoking rate is down in the general population, it has risen for young women. Please protect yourself for the future. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What could it mean if I have chest pains on my right side during and after drinking a couple of drinks. Knowing I already have an irregular heartbeat?

What could it mean if I have chest pains on my right side during and after drinking a couple of drinks. Knowing I already have an irregular heartbeat?

Chest pains not nl: Difficult to determine why you are having chest pains upon drinking beverages. So, it's best to consult your physician, or cardiologist if this continues, as it's not normal to have this happen. You didn't specify which type of drinks, so if it's alcoholic beverages you are referring to, this may be increase or exacerbate the feelings of chest pain that may or may not be referred. It must be cked! ...Read more

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I'm having sharp chest pains on my right side when coughing. I was sick last week with a fever, body aches, and a mild cold. Had the problem since.

I'm having sharp chest pains on my right side when coughing. I was sick last week with a fever, body aches, and a mild cold. Had the problem since.

You may have: Popped a rib, or intercostal muscle between the ribs, when you coughed too hard. This happens fairly frequently, and it will a couple of weeks to heal. Try to take some ibuprofen 200-400 mg 2-3 times a day for a few days and see if things improve. If not, then you need to see a healthcare provider to help properly diagnose and treat. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I'm having chest pains on my right side and a sharp pain down my right arm heart rate is def fast and slow

Please: Please call 911. Although this is an atypical presentation - chest pain, marked variations in your heart rhythm and numbness could be an arythmia / heart attack. Symptoms of a heart attack can include: chest pain; chest tightness or squeezing; shortness of breath, increased sweating pain or numbness radiating down the arm (more often left than right) and nausea. Some people dismiss the pain thinking it is indigestion. There can be pain in the top midline of the abdomen, as well as vomiting. Pain may not present in the chest but instead can be felt in the upper back, head, jaw or in the teeth. There may be a generalized feeling of unwellness and fatigue. One fourth of people have heart attacks without chest pain. Please call 911. You need to evaluated asap. Take care. ...Read more

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Had an EKG this year in the ER said it was fine 3rd one this year I still have chest pains mainly on right side on the breast at night? I'm only 22

It could be anxiety.: Sometimes chest pain can be caused by anxiety or inflammation in the cartilage of your ribs where it meets the breastbone. Muscle tension or spasms could also cause chest pain. Talk to your doctor about an evaluation and treatment for possible anxiety. ...Read more

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I have been having chest pains on the right hand side and when I do I have a rapid pulse of around 120bpm my mum has angina do you think its linked?

I have been having chest pains on the right hand side and when I do I have a rapid pulse of around 120bpm my mum has angina do you think its linked?

No way to know for..: Although it very unlikely in a 19 year old, there are things like a congenital malformation of the coronary arteries or a myocardial bridge that can cause it, so go see a doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Chest pains on right side hurts to inhale bend over lift it's been going on two days now?

Chest pains on right side hurts to inhale bend over lift it's been going on two days now?

Symptoms: It sounds like chest wall musculoskeletal pain but without seeing and examining the patient, can't say more than sounds like. ...Read more