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Sudden pain in the upper right chest when i was trying to hold heavy stuff, gets better when relaxing, worse when i move,hold something or deep breath?

Sudden pain in the upper right chest when i was trying to hold heavy stuff, gets better when relaxing, worse when i move,hold something or deep breath?

Musculoskeletal Pain: If you pulled your muscles , lifting heavy stuff, you may esperience pain with certain movement. and treat with Ice, Moist heat, Aleve (naproxen) and massage therapy. You will get better. If you have cough and fever then you will have to get examined though. ...Read more

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I did exercise last 1 month.Now pain in my upper right chest ribs.It's any problem?What can I do?

I did exercise last 1 month.Now pain in my upper right chest ribs.It's any problem?What can I do?

Not serious: If your ribs started to hurt after exercise and you can touch the part that hurts and reproduce the pain then you can be confident that it is an injury to the ribs and or the muscles that attach to them. This will almost always take care if it's self. It takes longer then you would like. Heat and tylenol, (acetaminophen) aleve or Motrin will help. If you are short of breath or the pain is severe see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm getting constant pain on my upper right chest. The pain increases at times when I'm laying in bed or sitting. I'm not sure what is causing this.

I'm getting constant pain on my upper right chest. The pain increases at times when I'm laying in bed or sitting. I'm not sure what is causing this.

I don't have your: age with this question. If you are older,the possibilities could be more serious. The fact that the pain is positional--worse with lying down--is more reassuring that it is something musculoskeletal: strained intercostal (between the ribs) muscles or cartilage inflammation. No cough:unlikely pneumonia. Not short of breath: unlikely blood clot. Do recommend you see your Doc for evaluation/diagnosis ...Read more

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Im taking suboxen and vyavance and I just got I sharp pain in my upper right chest it went away after I bent over for a ill bet and I also had a beer?

Im taking suboxen and vyavance  and I just got I sharp pain in my upper right chest it went away after I bent over for a ill bet and I also had a beer?

See doctor: It is difficult to understand this question, but it sounds as if u are mixing multiple drugs that should not be mixed. If someone does this knowing of potential consequences, then it seems as if one may have a problem w/addiction, depression, bipolar d/o, or others. Please get help. See ur doc, or a psychiatrist specializing in addiction medicine. Some meds in combination can affect the heart. ...Read more

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I have a sweet taste in my mouth when i cough, a strange thud like feeling in my chest when i exhale, and a sharp pain in my upper right chest?

I have a sweet taste in my mouth when i cough,  a strange thud like feeling in my chest when i exhale, and a sharp pain in my upper right chest?

Costochondritis: The sweet taste is difficult to explain. The pain in the chest with breathing is probably costochondritis . This is due to an inflammation of the chest wall after a virus or a common cold. It is usually self limited and responds to Motrin 800 mg 3 times a day with food. If it does not improve over the next few days get a chest X-ray to rule out a walking pneumonia. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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I have chest pain in my upper right chest area near my armpit. It only happens when I take deep breaths, bend over, and cough. No other symptoms.

I have chest pain in my upper right chest area near my armpit. It only happens when I take deep breaths, bend over, and cough. No other symptoms.

Hard to tell...: For how long have you had symptoms? Did anything seem to bring them on? Do you have fever? You should be examined as these symptoms can be due to things such as upper lobe pneumonia, pneumothorax, lymphadenopathy in the armpit, hydradenitis of the armpit and even breast issues. ...Read more

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I have sickle cell and i've been sick for 2 months straight, now I have pain on my upper right chest and difficulty breathing. What could that be?

I have sickle cell and i've been sick for 2 months straight, now I have pain on my upper right chest and difficulty breathing. What could that be?

See below: Not sure of your age but with chest pain and shortness of breath you should go to the er. This could be acute chest, pneumonia, air leak to name a few. It could be cardiac in origin. ...Read more

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I had a pain that started under my right armpit and grabbed (like a muscle spasm)- the pain went from upper right chest, wrapped around armpit to shou?

I had a pain that started under my right armpit and grabbed (like a muscle spasm)- the pain went from upper right chest, wrapped around armpit to shou?

Muscle spasm: You made a great diagnosis. Yes some muscle spasm can go from the front of the chest around to the back. Hint: No heavy exercise, use Advil or Aleve (naproxen) if not allergic and use 2-3 tennis balls in an athletic sock and place under the affected muscle. BioFreeze is an excellent liniment. ...Read more

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Severe pain in throat /upper right chest during strenuous exercise . Only lasts about 10 min afterwards. I do have asthma but this feels defferent .

Severe pain in throat /upper right chest during strenuous exercise . Only lasts about 10 min afterwards. I do have asthma but this feels defferent .

Muscle strain?: If you have asthma and you are familiar with exercise induced attacks you know to try your rescue inhaler before the exercise. However, it sounds more like muscle issues than asthma attacks. Do you use a peak flow meter to check your "good" levels? Give it a try. ...Read more

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Past 2 days I've had a pinching stabbing pain in my upper right chest comes n goes. Halfway betwensternum and shoulder 2 in below collar bone. Gerd?

Past 2 days I've had a pinching stabbing pain in my upper right chest comes n goes.  Halfway betwensternum and shoulder 2 in below collar bone. Gerd?

Costochondritis: You probably have an inflammation in your rib called costochondritis. This will only occur on one side, is relieved by OTC pain medications, & usually goes away by itself. Did you have a recent viral infection, fall, injury or strain? These things can cause this condition. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper right chest above my breast my right arm and shoulder hurts I have a tough time breathing and am tired a lot my lungs are normal my EKG was normal the pain is not going any where my d dimer test is elevated and my red count and whi

I have pain in my upper right chest above my breast my right arm and shoulder hurts I have a tough time breathing and am tired a lot my lungs are normal my EKG was normal the pain is not going any where my d dimer test is elevated and my red count and whi

Many possibilities: Chest pain with deep breaths can be due to a number of causes, including costochondritis (a rib/cartilage pain, a rib fracture, muscular strain, a pneumothorax (partially collapsed lung), any number of lung diseases, and even heart disease. Although costochondritis is common, be sure to see your doctor to rule out other more serious causes, or the er if severe pain or short of breath. ...Read more

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I tripped and fell hard on the sidewalk 4 days ago. Pain in upper right chest mainly when coughing?

I tripped and fell hard on the sidewalk 4 days ago.  Pain in upper right chest  mainly when coughing?

Chest contusion: It sounds like you have got contused ribs or soft tissue in the area. Coughing or sneezing irritates the injured area. Sometimes bending, reaching or pulling will also aggravate it. You can take an otc analgesic until it calms down, but it will possibly flare-up now and then for a time, especially if you are right-handed. ...Read more

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While breathing pain on upper right chest?

While breathing pain on upper right chest?

Several answers: Pain associated with breathing can be related to trauma involving ribs or muscles in area. Infection or inflammation in lung or lining around lung can affect breathing. Some individuals can have air leak or pneumothorax secondary to rupture of air cell. If pain continues should see doctor for examination, evaluation and possibly x-ray. ...Read more

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Sharp, shooting pain in upper right chest area when taking a deep breath or coughing?

Sharp, shooting pain in upper right chest area when taking a deep breath or coughing?

Possible nerve issue: This could be a variety of causes. It could be an irritated nerve. It could be muscular. It could also be an inflammation of the area where the rib inserts, costochondritis. typically all of these are self-limited, but an evaluation if it persists is warranted. ...Read more

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Dull pain in upper right chest could this be a result of stopping pristiq (desvenlafaxine) or taking my adderall? Should i be concerned?

Dull pain in upper right chest could this be a result of stopping pristiq (desvenlafaxine) or taking my adderall? Should i be concerned?

Chest pain: Please get an exam right away. Stopping [ristiq unlikely cause. Over use of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) may be a culprit. Bottom line: need a thorough exam to rule out cardiac. ...Read more

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I have sharp moderate pain in upper right chest and back when I breath. Just had Ekg heart was fine?

I have sharp moderate pain in upper right chest and back when I breath. Just had Ekg heart was fine?

See below: If it hurts only with a very deep breath, and also hurts stretching to either side with right arm extended above your head, or with twisting at the waist it's likely muscle strain or a pinched nerve. If it hurts with even shallow breathing, and not with the above exercise, viral pleurisy is likely. **However to make a definite diagnosis you need to see your physician and be examined. *See comments ...Read more

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Sudden onset after lunch, pain in upper right chest next sternum, below neck, leaning forward, sitting. Feels like pulled muscle. Should I see a dr?

Sudden onset after lunch, pain in upper right chest next sternum, below neck, leaning forward, sitting. Feels like pulled muscle. Should I see a dr?

Costochondritis: This could be just inflammation at the sternoclavicular joint or costochondritis (inflammation at the ribs), both of which typically will resolve with conservative treatment. I think it would be reasonable to watch it for a few days and try some NSAIDs (ibuprofen or Aleve), and then see a physician if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Pain in upper right chest above breast. hurts depending on how i turn. Started last evening and still present today. Mild burning in right shoulder?

Pain in upper right chest above breast.  hurts depending on how i turn.  Started last evening and  still present today. Mild burning in right shoulder?

See a doctor : If you are having pain that gets worse with exertion or breathing go to the ER. If not see your doctor in the next few days if it persists. Otherwise it is possible that it is a pulled chest wall muscle. ...Read more