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

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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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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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 having chest pains on the left side (breast area). I checked my blood pressure & heart rate-normal what could this be? I had the school nurse check my blood pressure and my heart rate and it was both normal. We even did some pulling exercises to chec

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose the cause of the pain in the area of your left breast. I noted that you tagged this as cardiology, which suggests that you are concerned about your heart. I will list some of the symptoms of a mycocardial infarction (heart attack). Chest pain, tightness, squeezing or fullness is the most common presentation. However the pain can also present in the upper back, the upper middle abdomen, jaw, head, teeth or in the arms (left more than right). One could have nausea, vomiting or it could feel like indigestion or heartburn. Feeling short of breath, sweating and just feeling out of sorts can also occur. About a fourth of people have no significant symptoms during a heart attack. I don't hear you describing this constellation of symptoms. Just because you were not able to reproduce the pain doesn't necessarily mean that it is not of a musculoskeletal origin. Your symptoms are very - nonspecific, so there are many possible causes. Being a single mother is terrifically stressful, if you feel stressed consider deep breathing exercises. It is very fast and very effective, breath in deeply and slowly through your nose. Raise your arms so that you can more fully fill the lungs, hold for a five count. Exhale slowly through your mouth. Do this about 12 times, it can be remarkably calming. If you find that the pain is not resolving or is recurring, would recommed evaluation. Take care. 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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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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Chest pains but in left side?

Chest pains but in left side?

Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, 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. It is very unlikely that at 28 it is serious but should see a doctor to get more information. 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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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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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'm 24 been dealing with sharp chest pains on left side for years people to me anxiety but hurts. When movin breathin layin down etc. Should I worry?

I'm 24 been dealing with sharp chest pains on left side for years people to me anxiety but hurts. When movin breathin layin down etc. Should I worry?

Get an evaluation: I can't really tell from your question what you have done to get this evaluated. It is worth seeing your doctor and getting a good history and physical done. Your doctor will want to find out when it happens, if there are things that make it worse or better, exactly what the pain feels like, and if there are other symptoms (shortness of breath, racing heart, anxiety, etcetera). 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