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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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Pain in upper right back and chest. What can I take to alleviate the pain?

Pain in upper right back and chest. What can I take to alleviate the pain?

First: Find out the cause by seeing your physician for an exam. Masking pain with pain killers doesn't solve the problem. If it's chest wall pain, however it may respond to nsaids, but you can't diagnose yourself. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. William Galli
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Five second pain across center of chest between breasts. Momentary pain above right breast. Upper back shoulder pain. Chest pain related or cardiac?

Five second pain across center of chest between breasts.  Momentary pain above right breast. Upper back shoulder pain.  Chest pain related or cardiac?

Usually not cardiac.: If only five sec then usually not cardiac. Cardiac is lasting into the minutes and can be related with activity. This could also be skeletal pain. If continues i would go to family md. If pain becomes worse or persistent then to the er to make sure no serious issues. Need to determine any other symptoms and risk factors as well. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Carl Spivak
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I need to know how to fix my back pain sharp pain in upper right shoulderblade, and in upper right chest. Cant breathe deeply with out my back popping or it starts hurting

Back : Back problems are not usually aggravated by breathing. They are not usually limited to shoulder blade and chest. I recommend being checked out by your primary care doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. David Lipkin
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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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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Ron Jones
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I keep having pain in my upper right side of my back and it goes through to my chest.. How do I go about this?! it also hurt when i move some times.

I keep having pain in my upper right side of my back and it goes through to my chest.. How do I go about this?! it also hurt when i move some times.

Doubtful: It is doubtful that this is heart related. However, you women have strange heart symptoms and should be included in your workup as well as chest x-ray. My experience in this type of pain, it is usually related to "tightness" around the suprascapular nerve and of the rhomboid muscles attachng to the shoulder blade. I usually will block the suprascapular nerve and trigger point inject the muscle. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Saftchick
Board Certified, Internal 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?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
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Im having pain in my mid upper right side of my back and a discomfort in the mid right side of my chest as well. could that be liver issues?

Im having pain in my mid upper right side of my back and a discomfort in the mid right side of my chest as well. could that be liver issues?

Could be: The liver is situated in that area, so it is possible. Any pains if persisting, should be evaluated by the Dr. and they can do a history and Physical on you and determine the most likely cause. best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I am having upper right chest and back pain, i don' t have insurance. Is this an emergency?

I am having upper right chest and back pain, i don' t have insurance.  Is this an emergency?

Can't really tell: This is one reason why every american needs insurance. One's doctor can help decide whether symptoms are an emergency. If one has heart disease, or a family history of it; or one has diabetes or high cholesterol, or there is trouble breathing; or nausea with tightness inside the chest; or one feels a sense of doom, that something bad might happen, etc..., then a trip to the E.R. Is a good idea. ...Read more

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Dr. H Robert Silverstein
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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
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Had on and off pain in right side chest and upper back ,today am having pain left side hurts when breath in around rib area what can this be?

Had on and off pain in right side chest and upper back ,today am having pain left side hurts  when breath in around rib area what can this be?

Need more info: To determine if you have an acute respiratory problem like pneumonia, history of fever and other symptoms like cough and poor appetite is important . In absence if these, one can consider other causes of inflammation such as asthma or pleurisy. For now you can take anti inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen 400 mg every 6-8 hrs for 2-3 days. If still not improved. Pl get examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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