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Sharp pain upper right chest/shoulder area past two days. Asthma non smoker, fairly good health. No wheezing, advair and ventolin. What could it be?

Sharp pain upper right chest/shoulder area past two days. Asthma non smoker, fairly good health. No wheezing, advair and ventolin. What could it be?

Chest pain: Does it increase with taking a deep breath? Is it affecting your breathing? Asthmatics can have a spontaneous pneumothorax that can cause such symptoms. You may want to call your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Sharp, shooting pain in upper right chest area when taking a deep breath or coughing?

Sharp, shooting pain in upper right chest area when taking a deep breath or coughing?

Possible nerve issue: This could be a variety of causes. It could be an irritated nerve. It could be muscular. It could also be an inflammation of the area where the rib inserts, costochondritis. typically all of these are self-limited, but an evaluation if it persists is warranted. ...Read more

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Past 5 years severe chest pain, doc say I pulled something, heal in 6-8 wks. Still having sharp pain right in heart area, been to ER many times, no answer.

Past 5 years severe chest pain, doc say I pulled something, heal in 6-8 wks. Still having sharp pain right in heart area, been to ER many times, no answer.

See a cardiologist: There are many possible causes for a chest pain like lung problems, muscle pain and gastrointestinal problems. Regardless, chest pain is always a "red flag" and visit to a cardiologist for comprehensive evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Had sex last night, afterwards started getting this extremely sharp pain in my stomach&tail bone area, &i had chest pain (like some1 sitting on me) help?

Had sex last night, afterwards started getting this extremely sharp pain in my stomach&tail bone area, &i had chest pain (like some1 sitting on me) help?

Sounds muscular: Sharp pains typically represent pain when inflamed tissue is moving (like chest wall/abdominal wall). Symptoms described as heaviness ("someone sitting on chest") could relate to cardiac causes but could also be due to respiratory difficulties (ex asthma), as well as stress-anxiety/hyperventilation symptoms. Additional history and exam are required. See your doc if it continues. ...Read more

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I have chest pain, short sharp pain. Should I go to a&e?

Yes: Get it evaluated. It may be nothing but important to know what it is so you can be treated ...Read more

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Chest pain right after singing. In the middle of my chest sharp pain. Didn't happen till after I stopped singing?

Chest pain right after singing. In the middle of my chest sharp pain. Didn't happen till after I stopped singing?

Few causes: There are a few things that could be causing your pain. Most likely, you pulled the muscles and ligaments around the ribs and inside the chest. This may be sore to touch, and actually worsen for a few days before improving. Less likely, you can actually pop your lung by straining. That pain is usually more one sided. If at any time you feel short of breath, you need to be seen right away. ...Read more

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Hi, ive just woke up with chest pain in my left side, tried turning over several times but the pain was like a sharp pain everytime I tried.?

Hi, ive just woke up with chest pain in my left side, tried turning over several times but the pain was like a sharp pain everytime I tried.?

Chest pain: If you are a young guy, with no family history and relatively healthy the risk of this being heart is low. In addition if it is reproducible with movement you are more than likely facing musculoskeletal. ...Read more

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I keep getting chest pain on the right side it comes and goes it'll leave for couple days then return sharp pain and lasts about 5min to 10min tops.

I keep getting chest pain on the right side it comes and goes it'll leave for couple days then return sharp pain and lasts about 5min to 10min tops.

Sharp right sided: chest pain is unlikely to be cardiac especially in an 18 year old. It is most likely related to muscles and bones of the chest. A health care provider will be able to examine you and determine the most likely cause. ...Read more

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chest pain, which sends a sharp pain up to the face and vision gets blurry?

chest pain, which sends a sharp pain up to the face and vision gets blurry?

Chest pain: Given the symptoms you describe you either need to see your doctor as soon as possible or get yourself to the nearest Emergency Room! ...Read more

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

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

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I am having this chest pain lately for a few days now. It felt like a very sharp pain and I can't relax from it...I had costocondritis before, help?

I am having this chest pain lately for a few days now. It felt like a very sharp pain and I can't relax from it...I had costocondritis before, help?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis can recur, and if you can reproduce it by pushing on the area, or if it gets worse with it deep breath, that is the likely diagnosis. See your doc to make sure. ...Read more

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Whole life I had this chest pain that happens rarely. I take a deef breath & I feel a sharp pain in chest, I feel a pop, & then its gone. What is it?

Whole life I had this chest pain that happens rarely. I take a deef breath & I feel a sharp pain in chest, I feel a pop, & then its gone. What is it?

Mgt/workup: Pain when you take a breath in may be caused by irritation, inflammation or infection of the pleura/pleural space. As a precaution, I would advise a visit with your physician, since more information is needed, and a chest radiograph as indicated.
A virtual appt available online. ...Read more

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I suffer from anxiety. I get chest pain with it also, is that normal? It is a sharp pain that last for a few seconds then it goes away.

I suffer from anxiety. I get chest pain with it also, is that normal? It is a sharp pain that last for a few seconds then it goes away.

Yes but needs checke: Yes you can get chest pain due to anxiety and panic attacks. But other causes needs to be ruled out. Consult your doctor ...Read more

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I'm having chest pain especially when I breath deeply, there is a sharp pain in the right side of my chest and last night I couldn't hardly sleep?

I'm having chest pain especially when I breath deeply, there is a sharp pain in the right side of my chest and last night I couldn't hardly sleep?

Something!: May be anything from trauma to your chest wall, pneumonia, pneumothorax, and a long list.
See you pcp and give a complete history and be examined to get to the source.
Some are serious. ...Read more

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I experienced a dull chest pain that woke me up late last night. It briefly became a sharp pain then subsided. I do have acid reflux and have been t?

Gerd ur age?: If you are less than 30 then it is ok you should take some take some antacids do not eat four hours before you go to bed and elevate your head while sleeping and if you are overweight lose weight and do not take a caffeinated or carbonated drinks and eat small portions if you are above 40 do EKG and get a treadmill test done thank you ...Read more

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Turn my head l & r (normal speed) & I get a sharp pain on the r side of my chest. Pain remains w/ deep breaths. 2days now. What can cause this pain?

Turn my head l & r (normal speed) & I get a sharp pain on the r side of my chest. Pain remains w/ deep breaths. 2days now. What can cause this pain?

Chest wall: The behavior of pain appears to be related to motion, i.e., neck movement and breathing. Pleuritic pain is elicited by breathing. But your pain also comes on with turning your head right and left. Anything related to chest wall most likely leads to your symptoms. Please see a physician if this persists. ...Read more

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18 female 120lbs. Chest pain, crushing. Sharp pain in neck. Few days. On top that was beaten up. History of pain. Very nervous feeling. Scared. Help.

18 female 120lbs. Chest pain, crushing. Sharp pain in neck. Few days. On top that was beaten up. History of pain. Very nervous feeling. Scared. Help.

Beaten up as in-: -abuse? Anxiety comes 2 mind first especially if still in the relationship. Seek cardiac eval by PCP then if ok get counseling & out of the relationship! ...Read more

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I'm having random moments of deep chest pain, once every other day, lasting only 2 breaths. It's a sharp pain beneath my 5th rib, usually after caffeine. What is happening? How can I diagnose this?

I'm having random moments of deep chest pain, once every other day, lasting only 2 breaths. It's a sharp pain beneath my 5th rib, usually after caffeine. What is happening? How can I diagnose this?

Muscular/skeletal: Several issues: 1. Muscle/bone pain is very common in the young, especially if active and reproduced by movement, deep breathing, etc; 2. Sharp-stabbing pain lasting a few seconds is normal and typically indicates transient nerve compression, called the 'precordial pinch'; 3. Caffeine can cause some normal heart rate increase, which can be associated with chest discomfort. ...Read more

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So my heart rate stays pretty normal im always scared that every chest pain is my heart. Like tonight I keep getting a sharp pain center of my leftrib?

Chest pains: May be gastritis/ gallbladder. If concerned get an EKG will note significant abnormalities and an echo which shows the structure of the heart. Stress test will demonstrate if there is ischemia (usually in the young an echo and EKG is enough), Try ranitidine or prevecid as that can help for GERD/gastritis, test for H pylori. Caffieine, energy drinks, cocaine can affect the heart. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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Hi I have had chest pain on my right side since yesterday I think it may be trapped wind it hurts when breathing in sharp pain and when I lie on right?

Hi I have had chest pain on my right side since yesterday I think it may be trapped wind it hurts when breathing in sharp pain and when I lie on right?

Inflammation: Inspiratory chest pain can be from inflamation of the lining of the lungs (pleurisy) caused by infection (pneumonia, etc) and other conditions. Pain may also originate fro the joints between the breast-bone and ribs. See a doctor if OTC pain killers and NSAIDs like naproxen or ibuprofen do not help ...Read more

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Hey doc I'm 21 year old male left chest pain since October sharp pain sometime my arm hurt?

Hey doc I'm 21 year old male left chest pain since October sharp pain sometime my arm hurt?

More info needed: To better understand your condition and possible causes more info will be needed. Was there a specific event, like trauma or fall in October when the pain started? What are the circumstances now for the pain, when does it come, does it shoot down your arm sometimes or always? Are there any other symptoms associated with it? Would suggest seeing your doc or a Prime consult for clarification. ...Read more

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Have chest pain when I breath and shoulder and neck pain all on the right side its sharp pain.

Have chest pain when I breath and shoulder and neck pain all on the right side its sharp pain.

Be seen: There are multiple potential causes, including conditions that are often quite self limited such as pleurisy; but there are also potentially more dangerous causes such as a pneumonia or even a pup nary embolus. I would encourage you to be seen. ...Read more

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What can cause chest pain only when breathing in? No other symptoms, just a sharp pain in the left side whenever I take a deep breath.

What can cause chest pain only when breathing in? No other symptoms, just a sharp pain in the left side whenever I take a deep breath.

Sharp pain: Sharp, shooting chest pain on deep breathing can be caused by a pinched nerve or muscle in the rib cage, a rib injury or muscle strain, inflammation of the lung (pneumonia), inflammation of the lung lining (pleurisy), punctured lung, blood clot to the lung, etc. If symptoms persist see your physician for evaluation. Appropriate tests will be done. ...Read more

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Chest pain after smoking e-cig extra heavily yesterday. Feels really sore if I move around but if I lie still it doesn't hurt. Sometimes sharp pain.

Chest pain after smoking e-cig extra heavily yesterday. Feels really sore if I move around but if I lie still it doesn't hurt. Sometimes sharp pain.

Muscle strain: Sounds like you may have strained your muscles of respiration (rib cage, intercostal muscles, and muscles of respiration). I suggest avoiding e-cigs, rest, simple analgesics (advil, Aspirin, tyelenol, aleve). ...Read more

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Have mild chest pain throughout the day also, feel tired most of the time. Get a very sharp pain every now and then in my left wrist. These happen mos?

Have mild chest pain throughout the day also, feel tired most of the time. Get a very sharp pain every now and then in my left wrist. These happen mos?

Multiple: 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. It may be of a serious nature and you should discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been having chest pain on my left side for about a month. Sharp pain, plus a family history of heart disease. What could this be?

I have been having chest pain on my left side for about a month. Sharp pain, plus a family history of heart disease. What could this be?

Costochondritis: Chest main can have many causes and yes one of them can be cardiovascular. If you have a strong family history and the chest pain is happening while exerting yourself please go to your primary doctor and have them check your heart. Still musculoskeletal causes like costochondritis which is reproducible by touch or heartburn due to reflux are other frequent causes of chest pains. Visit your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having a sharp pain in the middle above my belly button. The pain will shoot to the right side too. I will feel nausea. And right chest pain.

Gallbladder?: Abdominal pain can be caused by many things but a common cause of right upper abdominal pain can be the gallbladder. Many times certain foods like fatty/greasy foods and green leafy vegetables can bring the symptoms on. You should see your doctor and be evaluated. ...Read more