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Got a sharp pain in side of chest?

Got a sharp pain in side of chest?

Can be many things: I think you are asking what the pain can be. If that is the question, sharp pain near the chest is usually caused by muscle or cartilage inflammation and strains in the area. However, other things such as pneumonia, pneumothorax, aortic dissection and referred nerve pain can cause this pain. Heart attacks are usually pressure like, but it is not impossible to cause sharp pain as well. ...Read more

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Pain in side of chest when yawning, breathing and coughing. What could this be?

Pain in side of chest when yawning, breathing and coughing. What could this be?

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more

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47 years old. Pain right side of chest for three days off and on?

47 years old. Pain right side of chest for three days off and on?

Needs to be checked: Pain in right side of chest can be from 1conditions in chest wall like trauma, inflammation in bones or muscles like costocondritis or intercostal neuritis 2from lungs and pleura like pleurisy, pneumonia, cancer, pulmonary embolus 3rarely referred pain frm heart due to angina;mi 4gastro esophageal reflux disease;esophagitis 5gall bladder conditions so get it checked. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain left side of chest!!!?

What to do if I have pain left side of chest!!!?

It depends...: 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 make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF IT'S NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY ...Read more

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What could cause pain left side of chest and back?

What could cause pain left side of chest and back?

Many, many things: That being said, ruling out cardiac is the most important thing to do. After that, it could be any number of internal issues, intercostal muscle spasms, reflux, pancreatitis, ulcers, lung issues. If its going all the way through from front to back, this is one of those areas you should have checked out just to be safe rather than assuming its a musculoskeletal issue. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain left side of chest and back?

What to do if I have pain left side of chest and back?

May be rib issues: including muscle spasms causing them to tighten from trauma or postural issues, specific muscle spasms. However, you should be examined to rule out spleen, stomach and even cardiac concerns. I do not see male/female on your question above, but remember women can have completely different signs of cardiac issues as men and this should always be ruled out first. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain left side of chest and back?

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 make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF IT'S NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY ...Read more

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Please help! i'm having pain left side of chest and back?

Please call 911.: Left chest and back pain could be due to a serious underlying cardiovascular or pulmonary condition. If this is acute, see urgent care or, if no one can take you, call 911 immediately for emergency services. If not acute, see your doctor anyways as soon as you can for diagnosis, preferably today. Take care. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having pain left side of chest!!!?

What do you advise if I'm having pain left side of chest!!!?

Is it old or new?: 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 make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF IT'S NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY. ...Read more

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What to do for sudden sharp pain left side of chest?

What to do for sudden sharp pain left side of chest?

See your doctor: Chest pain, especially left sided can be the result of cardiac disease. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more