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Pain On The Right Chest
Intercostal pain: Intercostal neuralgia may produce sporadic episodes of acute pain or pain that is dull and constant. The pain is often described as stabbing, tearing, sharp, spasm-like, tender, aching or gnawing. It typically feels like the pain wraps around your upper chest in a band-like pattern. The pain may intensify during exertion or with sudden movements involving the upper chest, such as coughing or laugh. ...Read more
When does it occur?: Could be many things, depends on the character, timing and what brings it on. Could be lung inflammation, rib or chest wall muscle pain, shingles, your stomach, liver, pancreas or your gall bladder. It might even be your heart if it occurs with exertion and goes away with rest (dextrocardia?). You need to have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: I just don't know how sharp chest pains could ever be considered "good" (!), but it's unlikely to be your heart. Other considerations include pleurisy, pneumonia, gall bladder disease, costochondritis, myofascial syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, shingles, and others. ...Read more
Having sharp pain on the right side of my chest that radiate to my back and my jaw. Ultrasound was focused under the rib cage on right side. ?
How bad is pain?: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. If the pain has persisted more than a month and it interferes with your daily life, it would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more
Left Upper Abd pain: Causes of left upper abdominal pain include but are not limited to: angina, heart attack, pneumonia, injury, enlarged spleen, ruptured spleen, pancreatitis, infection / abscess of the spleen, renal infection or stone, aortic aneurysm, cancer, shingles and obstipation. It is best to have chronic abdominal pain evaluated. Severe abdominal pain warrants emergent evaluation. ...Read more
I got pain on on the right side under IBS radiates to the back-shoulder, no gallstones, also the pain goes on the left side too and on the back-shldr.?
Have low back pain on the left side. The pain extends from left hip down left leg. No pain on the right side. Pl advise?
Many possibilities: Chest pain can come from many causes. At your age, more common causes include musculoskeletal pain; pulmonary problems like asthma or pneumonia; GI problems like reflux, gastritis, achalasia. The heart can also be the source of chest pain in adolescence, but it is very rare. A detailed history & physical exam with your pcp will be important. Depending on those, further testing may be recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sharp stabbing pain on the left side of the head(skull/nerve), numbing/cramping of left extremities, chest pains. What could it be?
Muscle Spasm: If it's you that's experienced these symptoms, most likely get his muscle spasm likely on the side of your neck causing spasm of the muscles in the back and side of the scope as well as muscle spasm in the muscles in your shoulder and arm. If it's for somebody older, then i would suggest seeing a position to make sure that it's not cardiac in origin, . ...Read more
What can cause lower back pain and numbness on the left side and middle back pain and numb on the right side?
Kidney maybe: Pain in that area could be a kidney stone or could be gallbladder, especially if associated with fatty foods and accompanied by nausea and vomiting. If kidney stone the pain may get much worse and there may be blood in urine. Gallbladder may eventually cause right sided chest and arm pain. A good history, physical and some diagnostic testing can usually determine the cause fairly easily. ...Read more
Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. You should see a doctor to get more information. ...Read more
Same as left :o): Pain inside the chest can radiate just as easily to the right as to the left, so would not disregard the symptom just because it is on the right. It still should be evaluated. It still could be angina, pericarditis, chest muscle wall pain, costochondritis, a lung condition, or an aorta condition. ...Read more
I feel bloated and a "numb" pain on the left abd. Side right under the rib cage. The pain irradiates in the left testicle, left thy and left arm pit.
Need diagnosis: There are several proposed mechanisms for referred pain. Currently there is no definitive consensus regarding which theory may be correct. The cardiac general visceral sensory pain fibers follow the sympathetics back to the spinal cord and have their cell bodies located in thoracic dorsal root ganglia 1-4(5). As a general rule, in the thorax and abdomen, general visceral afferent (gva) pain fibers. ...Read more
Pleuritic pain: Sharp left sided chest pain typically relates to pain that is affected by chest wall or cardiac movement. This is seen in the setting of inspiration, as well as certain body position where inflamed membranes surrounding the heart (pericardium) and lungs (pleura) are affected. The lung itself can be a cause of such pain as can the local rib cage. Consider pericarditis, pleurisy. ...Read more
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