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Chest pain only when sitting. Gas?

Chest pain only when sitting.   Gas?

Maybe: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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Dull chest pain, left chest. Turns into a sharp pain briefly when deep coughing ?

Dull chest pain, left chest. Turns into a sharp pain briefly when deep coughing ?

Chest pain: Insufficient detail to guess at cause etc ,Id suggest an in person or virtual consult via the Concierge service. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in left shoulder while coughing and inhaling?

Sharp stabbing pain in left shoulder while coughing and inhaling?

See below: 3 possibilities: pleurisy (pleuritis), pericarditis, or muscular strain. Testing needs to be done to separate these: examination, maybe blood work, maybe echo, maybe chest x-ray depending on your exam. If you have fever, consider this to be more urgent. ...Read more

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Pain in right back ribcage when I cough?

Pain in right back ribcage when I cough?

Depends on: level of pain and associated symptoms, but it could be rib fracture or pneumothorax. It could also be something unrelated, such as zoster. Consult with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Have pain right side and under rib cage when twist walk ache when breath in?

Have pain right side and under rib cage  when twist walk ache when breath in?

Muscle strain: Abdominal musculature can be agravated withh respirations and movement. Without other symptonms likely the cause but should confirm with physican. ...Read more

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Experiencing random sharp shooting pains in my abdomen/rectum right before passing gas,mostly when sitting.I even feel pressure there when I cough???

Experiencing random sharp shooting pains in my abdomen/rectum right before passing gas,mostly when sitting.I even feel pressure there when I cough???

See Dr. if persists: Unfortunately unable to give much advice on the basis of such limited information. There are many possibilities for such a problem and YOU SHOULD SEE A PHYSICIAN IN PERSON FOR AN EXAM IF THE PROBLEM CONTINUES. You won't be able to self diagnose such a complaint on the internet. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain from shoulderblade to ribs when coughing why?

Stabbing pain from shoulderblade to ribs when coughing why?

Rhomboids: You could have one of a couple things. It could be a rhomboid spasm, which is a muscle between your shoulder blade and spine and runs over your ribs between the two. The other issue you could have is a posterior or mildly displaced rib. Either way, the cough and forced expansion of your thoracic spine irritates the muscle or the posterior rib. Stretching, exercise, massage, and strengthening helps. ...Read more

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Sharp back pain around/under left shoulder, going through my chest when taking deep breaths. Worrisome?

Sharp back pain around/under left shoulder, going through my chest when taking deep breaths. Worrisome?

Possibly: The symptoms don't sound like something that is life or limb threatening. However, I am sure you are in a lot of pain. The cause may be a herniated disc, something that doctors don't often think of when evaluating someone with back and chest pain. If you do seek medical attention, ask you doctor if he/she thinks an spinal MRI would be helpful. ...Read more

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What makes sporadic sharp pain under left rib cage when breathing?

What makes sporadic sharp pain under left rib cage when breathing?

See below: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Left arm pain when coughing?

Left arm pain when coughing?

Herniated disc: Coughing increases pressure in the spine and if there is an underlying compression of a nerve or the spinal cord itself, pain can be produced. Best to be examined and perhaps have an MRI of the neck perfored. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left chest when drinking cold liquids?

Sharp pain in left chest when drinking cold liquids?

Esophageal spasm: Sounds like symptoms of your esophagus spasming, kind of like a Charlie horse of that muscular tube. Take smaller sips, avoid very hot or very cold. Also try relaxation techniques like deep breathing and calming visualization techniques. RELAX! ...Read more

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Sharp pain in ribs on right side. Sharp pain when bending, stretching, walking, or breathing hard.

Sharp pain in ribs on right side. Sharp pain when bending, stretching, walking, or breathing hard.

Depends: Go to doctor for evaluation and treatment. Could be many things ranging from an infection, to a collapsed lung to a pulmonary embolism to a heart condition, panic attack, muscle strain, gastritis etc. Sometimes a hands on physical exam is best. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my chest after I sneeze?

Sharp pain in my chest after I sneeze?

Not heart: Probably a pulled muscle. Very atypical and in your age group is highly unlikely its the heart. ...Read more

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Uncomfortable chest pains when leaning back and when moving arms back and when sitting is this muscular pain my chest pain is not severe pain ?

Uncomfortable chest pains when leaning back and when moving arms back and when sitting is this muscular pain my chest pain is not severe pain ?

Chest pain: Hi, most likely Muscular pain, if your pain is worse with activity, having Shortness of breath please go to ER, otherwise see your PMD for evaluation. U can try Motrin, stretch exercises, hot pack/ice pack, Bengay cream. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left rib when breathing, what's wrong?

Could be: A chest wall problem due to slipped rib syndrome, somatic dysfunction of the rib or costochondritis. Try some advil (ibuprofen) for a few days and see your doctor for exam and treatment options. ...Read more

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Sharp chest and neck pain while breathing, comes especially sharp when laying face down. Any ideas?

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Chest pains: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for re-evaluation or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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28. Constant dull Right side chest and shoulder blade pain. Sharp when take deep breath or cough.

Be seen: There are multiple potential causes from things like pleurisy, pneumonia, PE, to even a pinched nerve on the spine. A detailed exam and appropriate studies would likely determine the cause and appropriate treatment options. ...Read more

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What does sharp chest pain signify?

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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What does sharp chest pain signify?

Variable: Sharp chest discomfort, especially if only lasting a few seconds, is usually benign and most likely musculoskeletal in origin. Much depends on where it's located, what precipitates it, what symptoms are associated with it, and what relieves it. Simple rest and, if recurrent, antiinflammatories or analgesics may be useful, but if persistent, evaluation by your doctor is prudent. ...Read more

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How bad is sharp chest pain from pneumo?

How bad is sharp chest pain from pneumo?

Varies a lot: I have seen patients with 100% pneumothorax and little or no pain and similarly I have seen patients with sall pneumothorax and excruciating pain. Depends on the patient, their sex, and age. ...Read more

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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

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Hi doctor I have sharp chest pain that lasts 3 seconds ?

3 second pain: fleeting chest pain like that is rarely dangerous and may well be due to a musculoskeletal (chest wall) problem. Sounds irritating, but I wouldn't worry too much about it. ...Read more

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What could be causing my sharp chest pain after sneezing?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I'm having really bad sharp chest pain right under my heart. Happens frequently?

I'm having really bad sharp chest pain right under my heart. Happens frequently?

It sounds like: A visit to your doctor is in order. If you don't have a doctor, or need an idea of where to look for one, confuse at visit to urgent care. Often they can get the evaluation started and then recommend someone for follow up. Alternatively, you might try calling HealthTap and arranging for a virtual consult with one of our doctors to get you started. You need a history taken, a physical +/- lab tests ...Read more

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What to do if i keep having sharp chest pain on my left side near my heart what could it be?

What to do if i keep having sharp chest pain on my left side near my heart what could it be?

Muscle: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this withstretch it out slowly. . If this doesn't resolve the problem see your primary care provider that provider. ...Read more

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Sharp chest pain at the center and a little bit on the left side. When breathing, coughing or just moving.

Sharp chest pain at the center and a little bit on the left side. When breathing, coughing or just moving.

Musculoskeletal: At age 16, this is most likely a problem with the rib cage itself, maybe something called costochondritis. These things are not dangerous. Best to see a primary care provider if you're worried. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Y do I have sharp chest pain above my heart n in middle of my chest , its not always there jus comes from time to time?

Rule out heart: Unclear about risk factors for heart disease such as smoking, age, cholesterol, diabetes but always want to rule out cardiac issues first. Also, how long it lasts is important, as well and what causes the pain. But assuming it is not cardiac, it could be from acid reflux (heartburn), esophageal spasm ("charley horse"), pulmonary (lungs) or chest muscles. Worth getting it checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old and have been having random sessions of sharp chest pain, mostly during inhalation. What could be the the possible cause?

See the doctor: In a young person, cardiac disease is uncommon, but it can happen and pain with inspriation can be a sign of lung disease, pleursey or a fractured rib. I would see my physician as soon as possible. ...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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Im 30weeks pregnant and have experienced low right sided sharp chest pain on deep inspiration for almost a day now. Is it anything to worry about?

See your doctor: It may be nothing, but it needs to be checked out as soon as possible. There is always a concern re blood clots. ...Read more

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In every morning some black colored spot comes out with transparent sputum and also feel frequent sharp chest pain. My sputum AFB report is negative.

In every morning some black colored spot comes out with transparent sputum and also feel frequent sharp chest pain. My sputum AFB report is negative.

Consult your doctor: Black spots in the sputum can indicate bleeding and where this is combined with chest pain it definitely needs to be checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have sharp chest pain in my leftside?

I have sharp chest pain in my leftside?

Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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What should one do if a sharp chest pain occurs?

Depends: on your medical history and the circumstances surrounding the episodes. Doubt cardiac cause of chest pain for a 25 year old (otherwise healthy, I assume) and more likely musculoskeletal. Suggest seeing your primary care physician for a detailed history and physical exam. ...Read more

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I often have sharp chest pain.. what could be the reason?

Sharp Chest Pain: Sharp chest pain is not infrequently due to musculoskeletal problems. Coronary artery (heart) pain is more typically a dull continuous pain, increase with activity, just left of the sternum and radiating toward the left sholder. It gives a sensation that there is pressure upon the chest. This latter finding is important. A doctor visit for evaluation is necessary ...Read more

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