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Sharp chest pain when sleeping on left side?

Sharp chest pain when sleeping on left side?

Costrochondritis: Generally chest pain when sleeping on the side is musculoskeletal in origin and does not signify heart disease. The only worrisome problem could be reflux, which may be causing pain in your espohagus when you lie on your side. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Chest pain left side near heart felt when i laugh move sometimes lay on that side pain felt in arm and back bone on left side. Sharp pain?

Chest pain left side near heart felt when i laugh move sometimes lay on that side pain felt in arm and back bone on left side.  Sharp pain?

Musculoskeletal: Anything that hurts worse with movement is usually in the muscles or joints. This could be a rib strain or costochondritis. Either way, an anti-inflammatory (advil (ibuprofen) or aleve) may help. ...Read more

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Pain on left side under breast when breathing in.

Pain on left side under breast when breathing in.

Pleurisy v costochon: You may be describing pleurisy which is due to inflammation of pleural membrane surrounding lungs. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pleurisy/basics/definition/con-20022338 & http://www.webmd.com/lung/understanding-pleurisy-basics. If pain is more centered towards sternum or breastbone, then possibly costochondritis http://goo.gl/rrSo1n (Mayo Clinic). If persists, c FamilyDoc ...Read more

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Pinching chest pain on the right side since Sunday.Doesn't feel like deep pain. Worse when taking deep breaths and lying down on my right side or back?

Pinching chest pain on the right side since Sunday.Doesn't feel like deep pain. Worse when taking deep breaths and lying down on my right side or back?

Pleuritic Chest Pain: when chest pain worsens with deep breathing or chest wall movement, it is called Pleuritic, which is due to inflammation and rubbing of the Pleura,the thin lining of the Lungs, like sandpaper ...Read more

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Pain on left side around ribs, kinda hurts when taking a deep breath?

Pleurasy: this symptom can range from chest trauma to a like threatening pulmonary embolism and many in between, best to see your primary care doctor for this to find the cause ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pain left side directly under my armpit that gets worse when lying on my left side.

Underarm: Underarm pain can be tricky. There are many of possible causes. Please go in to be checked as some of those causes are not as benign as others. ...Read more

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Sharp chest pain on left side. Hurts more when I breath and move certain ways and put pressure on my chest. Pain shoots up my neck on left side?

Prob NT Coronary Dis: At 17 unlikely Cor Dis leading Hrt Atak. Could be Gas in splenic flexure, could be Pericarditis. In pericar U feel better sit up than lie down. Both cause pain w breathng. Gas Lft Upper quad Abd(splen flex) causes pain in Lft shoulder. Pain can also be a lft pleural catch: lung lining caught betw ribs. Pericard can come after viral illness +other poss. Start w prim MD Phys exam & ECG, U/S abd. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left chest and thru arm when lying on my right side. ?

Sharp pain in left chest and thru arm when lying on my right side.  ?

See a doctor: This could be many things, such as heart problem, lung problem, shoulder injuryb, etc, but first thing is need to rule out heart problem. You better see a doctor to get a full check up. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on my right side, hurts more when using right leg. Feels better when lying on left side?

Sharp pain on my right side,  hurts more when using right leg.   Feels better when lying on left side?

Uncertain: Your question is vague WHere exactly does it hurt on the right side? Is it on the Righ foot, knee, leg, hip or arm? Does it hurt when you walk, run or climb stairs? Your pain is most likely musculoskeletal, but further information is needed to further refine the answer. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in chest when inhaling or lying on side and aching pain in left leg... what could it be?

Sharp pain in chest when inhaling or lying on side and aching pain in left leg... what could it be?

Go to Emergency.: You need to go to ED. you are describing a chest pain with musculoskeletal or pleuratic features. Given the combo of left leg pain with this Chest pain I'm worried that is a clot. It could be a coincident to have both but i think this could be serious and you need to go to the ED. Especially if you have leg swelling or redness or you smoke or obese or takes contraceptive or have family hx of clot. ...Read more

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Right side chest pain when swallowing?

GERD : Most likely acid reflux, but other things needs to be ruled out. See gastroenterologist or pcp. ...Read more

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Chest pain when u lay on left side?

Chest pain when u lay on left side?

Many possibitlites: Broken rib, angina, pericarditis. You need to review this with your pcp to sort out the worries and pain. ...Read more

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Dull lower back pain just under ribs on left side. Only feels slightly better when laying down on my right side. Muscle spasms in the left leg also.

Back pain.: It is hard to tell without adequate physical examination. This could be due many possibilities. A muscle spasm, strain muscle, kidney stone, pinched nerve due to disc problem. I suggest you check with your doctor for adequate medical history and physical examination. This will lead to an adequate diagnosis and treatment. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Sore throat on right side . Also chest congestion on right side, along with head congestion pain on right side. Hurts slightly when coughing on right?

Sore throat on right side . Also chest congestion on right side, along with head congestion pain on right side. Hurts slightly when coughing on right?

Right is Not Right: You have many symptoms on your right but they may all be related. Go to your doctor or an urgent care center to make sure you haven't developed lower respiratory tract which originated from your sore throat and traveled downward. ...Read more