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I have a sharp pain in my chest (right side and a little centre, abive my breast) when I lift my hands or stretch or cough or take a deep breath.

I have a sharp pain in my chest (right side and a little centre, abive my breast) when I lift my hands or stretch or cough or take a deep breath.

This sounds like: Costochondritis,an inflammation of the joint(s) that connect the sternum to the ribs.Advil (ibuprofen) should help.Does it hurt when you press down over the pain?If so,this is your chest wall.If not,then it could be pleurisy,an inflammation of the lining of the lung.If persists,have your Doc take a look.All the best... ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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I've been having a sharp pain in chest on the right side for days now. I've had it in the past every now and then, I also have MCTD if it helps.

If your question is: whether this could be your heart or not then the answer is probably not. There are many other diagnostic possibilities for sharp chest pain right or left side. If you are concerned see your health care provider for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my chest on right side and shoulder and neck and it comes and goes in my arm and arm pit?

I have a sharp pain in my chest  on right side and shoulder  and neck  and it comes and goes in my arm and arm pit?

Chest Pain: You certainly want to be sure the pain is not cardiac in nature, so consult with your doctor immediately. The location of the pain, combined with your young age, makes this unlikely, but you want to get to the bottom of it. Sometimes, gallbladder or biliary problems cause this type of pain, as do some lung disorders. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have sharp chest pain in the right side of my chest. It started in the middle and has worked up to my shoulder and around my back. What should I do?

Go see ur Dr: And get reassurance that ur chest pain is just musculoskeletal in origin and not heart or lung related. God bless u! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/pain-management/guide/whats-causing-my-chest-pain. ...Read more

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I've been having really sharp chest pain on the right side all the way to the right side of my back and its really hard to breath and talk?

GO SEE A DOCTOR ASAP: You must go to the emergency room or see a doctor as soon as possible ! it could be a blood clot in your lung. It coulb be just ribcage pain , but don't bet your life on it. ...Read more

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Sharp chest pain right side. Cough, sore throat, & stuffy nose last 10 days. Negative strep & chest xray. What's causing chest pain? Lungs? Ribs?

Sharp chest pain right side. Cough, sore throat, & stuffy nose last 10 days. Negative strep & chest xray. What's causing chest pain? Lungs? Ribs?

Pleurisy: A condition called pleuritis or pleurisy is inflammation of the pleura (lining between the lung and the chest wall). This pain can be more one-sided and not seen on chest x-ray. It can be quite painful and worse with taking deep breaths as the lining rubs together. This can follow a respiratory infection. Anti-inflammatory medication can help relieve the pain, but sometimes it takes a while. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain my my chest on the right side and hurts when i breath in IV not had any injury to my chest but the pain is going into back?

Potentially gallblad: Sometimes gallbladder problems can manifest themselves as right upper abdomal pain or right lower chest pain going to the back but so can other problems...If you are also having shortness of breath or your symptoms persist see you doctor. ...Read more

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Crack/crunch sound in neck followed by sharp pain in neck shoulder chest on right side, dull pain in arm and arm pit. Tweaked nerve?

Crack/crunch sound in neck followed by sharp pain in neck shoulder chest on right side,  dull pain in arm and arm pit. Tweaked nerve?

More likely muscle: Typically the sound is muscle sliding over a joint. It can pinch a nerve but more often catches tendon part. Can cause inflammation and over the counter anti-inflammatory can help (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) can help. If doesn't improve or have numbness or cold arm/hand seek medical attention. ...Read more