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Doctor insights on: Pain In The Upper Right Side Of Chest

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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos Dr. Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Woke up with discomfort and pain in upper right side of chest. Worsens when lying down and deep breathing.

Woke up with discomfort and pain in upper right side of chest. Worsens when lying down and deep breathing.

See a doctor: I am worried about the pain with laying down, sometimes that may be a sign for pericarditis, an inflammation of the pericardium which is a layer that wraps around the heart. This condition can lead to potential for morbidity and mortality and needs to be evaluated immediately

Dr. Jeffrey Webber Dr. Webber
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
28 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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I've been to Cardio Dr, all looked good. BUT tonight I'm having burning pain/fade and back on upper right side of chest. I did walk 2miles after lunch?

I've been to Cardio Dr, all looked good. BUT tonight I'm having burning pain/fade and back on upper right side of chest. I did walk 2miles after lunch?

Worth looking into: Cardiac pain is less often right-sided. However, over the internet its tough to know for sure. Without knowing details of your recent cardiology exam its hard to know how concerned to be. There are instances where a good cardiac check up did not reveal heart disease and yet it still be present. If this isn't rapidly clearing I'd get back in to see a physician pronto and have it re-analyzed.

Dr. Luis Taylor Dr. Taylor
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
35 years in practice
University of the City of Manila College of Medicine
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Pain on upper portion of right side of chest, painful to press. Only hurts when stretching or taking large deep breaths?

Pain on upper portion of right side of chest, painful to press. Only hurts when stretching or taking large deep breaths?

Possible: costochondritis, or inflammation of the muscles and tendons in the rib cage. Usually improves spontaneously. If not resolved in 1-2 days, please schedule an appointment with your provider.

Dr. Bassam Amawi Dr. Amawi
Psychiatry
45 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Dr. Stuart Saftchick Dr. Saftchick
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Pain on my upper right side on my chest when I drink soft drinks or eat it start sometimes on my side and it started at the back moved to the front?

GERD: Chest pain in a 32 year old related to food or drink intake is most probably gerd and non cardiac. It usually responds to antacids. However, it would be prudent to see your doctor and have an ekg done with a thorough evaluation.

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I'm having burning pain at upper right side of my chest?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on.

Dr. George Valdez Dr. Valdez
Family Medicine
years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Hi, I've been having sharp pain in the upper right hand side of my chest that radiates thru my back, should I see a Dr? I've had it for 4 days now

Hi, I've been having sharp pain in the upper right hand side of my chest that radiates thru my back, should I see a Dr? I've had it for 4 days now

Yes: It may be you have shingles about to break out, or can be one of many other things, some worrisome, some not. If your body has pains that aren't going away, get checked out.

Dr. Randall Yee Dr. Yee
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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I have been have pain in the right upper side of my chest and directly to my back. It feels like an air bubble, & numbness in my right arm.?

I have been have pain in the right upper side of my chest and directly to my back. It feels like an air bubble, & numbness in my right arm.?

Gas: The worst case would be a heart problem. Please make sure to have that checked out. It could possibly just be gas bubbles but be sure to rule out heart issues.

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Dr. Nabila Babar Dr. Babar
Internal Medicine
years in practice
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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Presence in upper right side of chest, above nipple, causing pain at times, especially after strenuous activity ie: pushing, pulling.?

Presence in upper right side of chest, above nipple, causing pain at times, especially after strenuous activity ie: pushing, pulling.?

Most likely...: Both spraining costochondral joints or pectoral muscles can cause this. Inflammation of the costochodral joints also can occur in arthritis. If the pain continues, see your doc and mnetion these!

Dr. Michael Zacharisen Dr. Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
29 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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I have a small lump, upper right side of chest. Coughing, couldn'tcatch my breath sometimes. Is this pneumonia or bronchitis?

I have a small lump, upper right side of chest. Coughing, couldn'tcatch my breath sometimes. Is this pneumonia or bronchitis?

2 separate issues: Neither pneumonia nor bronchitis would cause a "lump" on the outer chest wall. Coughing and trouble breathing can be related to asthma. Coughing up thick, pus mucus with associated fever and chills suggests pneumonia. Bronchitis is an infection in the large bronchi. A chest x-ray would help differentiate some of these conditions. A physical exam is necessary to assess the "lump.".

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I keep getting a sharp burning sensation upper right side of chest. Morning and sometimes afternoon. Help I have a PFO. Asthma. Hurts last 5-8 min?

I keep getting a sharp burning sensation upper right side of chest. Morning and sometimes afternoon. Help I have a PFO. Asthma. Hurts last 5-8 min?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you.

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Dr. Andrew Lipton Dr. Lipton
Holistic Medicine
26 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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I'm having a dull ache that comes and goes in upper right side of Chest under rib cage. (Near liver) It Started yesterday. Could it be my liver?

I'm having a dull ache that comes and goes in upper right side of Chest under rib cage. (Near liver) It Started yesterday. Could it be my liver?

Liver: Unlikely liver pain, more likely strain of ribs or chest muscles. Try rest and ice to area and it should resolve in 3 days, iF not seek medical evaluation

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu Dr. Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
Lyceum Northwestern, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers Dr. Cremers
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Having pain right side of neck/throat and upper right side of chest. Worse taking deep breath feels like sharp pain. Also a slight headache?

Throat pain, HeadA: Throat pain with Headache can be due to: virus, flu (usually have muscle aches), bacteria (see your MD to rule out Strep throat, for instance). Sharp pain with deep breath could be due to: virus, bacteria (ie, pneumonia); if any previous trauma: broken ribs, pneumothorax (in your case depending on history very unlikely). See PCP for full evaluation.

Dr. Carin Van Gelder Dr. Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine
21 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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I have pain on my right side of chest?

I have pain on my right side of chest?

Caution...: Any chest pain could be worrisome for a heart or lung problem... Depending on your risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, etc. But most are routine- note other symptoms like fever, cough, or history like trauma. Call your doctor, and consider going to an ed.

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Dr. Gerald Mandell Dr. Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
48 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What could cause pain in right side of chest?

What could cause pain in right side of chest?

Many things: Near the lower right side, are kidney, liver, gall bladder, duodenum, part of pancreas, large bowel as well as lower lung. For instance but not all inclusive, infection or trauma to kidney, liver; colitis distending large bowel; pancreatitis and gastritis; gall bladder disease, infection in lung, traumatic or inflammatory changes in bones. You should consult your physician for workup.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What can I do for pain on right side of chest?

Find out the cause: First, you should determine the cause of the pain. Then a specific treatment can be started.

Dr. Bob Ourian Dr. Ourian
Dermatology
22 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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I woke up with scratches on my right side of chest, what us it?

Scratches: I'm guessing you scratched yourself while sleeping.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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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.