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Sharp pain in right side of chest when coughing. What does this indicate?

Sharp pain in right side of chest when coughing. What does this indicate?

Rib out: From an osteopathic standpoint, you may have coughed a rib out of place. Over time it may return to normal but an osteopathic physician who specializes in manipulation may be able to help you. If you continue to cough, you will need to find the source. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in right side of chest at times not always while breathing inside ..What could be the possible reasons for this?

I have sharp pain in right side of chest at times not always while breathing inside ..What could be the possible reasons for this?

Pleurisy?: It sounds like pleurisy, which is irritation to the lining of the lung. It can be from many different causes, including infections. Be seen for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Have a sharp pain right side of chest when leaning back . No pain when not moving . What could it be im a male ?

Have a sharp pain right side of chest when leaning back . No pain when not moving .  What could it be im a male ?

CHEST PAIN: Sounds like musculoskeletal chest wall pain. If you are a healthy young man with no known history of cardiac or long issues, I would not be concerned. Should resolve within the next several days, but if not, or if the symptoms worsen, follow up with your doctor or consider a trip to emergency. You may consider an anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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I got a sharp pain in right side of chest while eating a turkey sub it lasted for less than a minute. What could it be?

I got a sharp pain in right side of chest while eating a turkey sub it lasted for less than a minute. What could it be?

Dysphagia: Sounds like some esophageal spasm - muscular contractions of the esophagus. Can be caused if not chewing food well enough, or with foods like the bread of a sub. Take smaller bites, don't rush eating, and drink plenty of fluids in between bites of your food. Slow down and enjoy the meal, instead of it causing you distress! ...Read more

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26/wf sharp pain n right side of chest. Have been told I have palpitations b4 but I have never felt pain till the past 2weeks. Visit the er?

26/wf sharp pain n right side of chest. Have been told I have palpitations b4 but I have never felt pain till the past 2weeks. Visit the er?

Doctor or E.R.: New onset worrisome chest pain of uncertain cause should be seen by a doctor right away, or at the E.R. If one's doctor is not available. Can't really tell if it is very serious or not, without an evaluation. ...Read more

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Clears by cardio. But have short sharp pain in right side of chest comes and goes. Being treated for Gerd. What else should I do? Had barium egd too

Clears by cardio. But have short sharp pain in right side of chest comes and goes. Being treated for Gerd.  What else should I do?  Had barium egd too

Probly nothing more: If it is fleeting, ie. Almost gone before you know it, it is likely musculoskeletal in origin. It is likely not serious since you have seen your doc who has ruled out the bad stuff. Right sided chest pain is highly unlikely to be due to the heart. ...Read more

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Dull/sharp pain in upper left side of chest above breast and into neck. Hurt worse to breath in?

Dull/sharp pain in upper left side of chest above breast and into neck. 
Hurt worse to breath in?

Pleurisy or costochondritis: Costochondritis is an inflammation often caused by a virus in the Cartlidge in your ribs it will hurt when you breathe and if you press on it. If it hurts when you breathe but not if you press on it it's more likely pleurisy. If it's not too bad heat and anti-inflammatories like Motrin will help. This does take a long time to improve so don't get frustrated if your symptoms get worse see your doctor ...Read more

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Right side of chest, above breast, getting sharp pain, feels heavy. Happened 1st around 6 hours ago, and my right arm tingled too. Happening again.

Need exam: I would suggest getting a medical exam. Impossible to give you reassurance that this is OK and does not need immediate attention without an exam ...Read more

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I have sharp pain on the right side of chest on and off for a few days. Breathing is Ok .I do have COPD and some bullae. should I see my pulmonary Dr?

I have sharp pain on the right side of chest on and off for a few days.  Breathing is Ok .I do have COPD and some bullae. should I see my pulmonary Dr?

See someone...: Rule of thumb: any pain that does not improve within 24 hours is worth investigating. Special types of pain shouldn't even wait that long. Factors that suggest a more serious problem would be a fever, nausea or emetics, or a productive cough.do any of these trouble you as well? See a doctor soon to get help with this, even if you need to go to the Emergency Dept. ...Read more

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Hi .... 1 year ago i was diagnosed with tuberculosis with skin test.. i took medicine for 9 months.. recently i was having cold for few weeks n getting thick sputum while brushing ... and mild sharp pain at right side of chest sometyms not regularly.recen

Hi .... 1 year ago i was diagnosed with tuberculosis with skin test.. i took medicine for 9 months.. recently i was having cold for few weeks n getting thick sputum while brushing ... and mild sharp pain at right side of chest sometyms not regularly.recen

Not TB: This sounds like a chest cold, not TB. Your positive skin test reflects exposure only, not active disease, and you were adequately treated. See your physician only if this persists or is obviously getting worse ...Read more

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What are the causes of really sharp pain in left side of chest?

What are the causes of really sharp pain in left side of chest?

See your doctor: Chest pain, especially left sided can be the result of cardiac disease. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do about sharp pain on left side of chest?

CP - lots of causes: Detailed history and physical. Type aggravating, relieving factors, risk factors for heart blockages. It could related to the heart, lungs, GI tract (stomach) or skeleto-muscle. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left side of chest? Only lasted a minute. Happened last week too?

Can be heart disease: Can be stable angina. I would go to cardiologist. Have an echocardiogram and thallium stress test. If a positive stress test, undergo a cardiac catherization to rule out coronary arty disease vs coronary spasms known as prinzmetal angina. ...Read more

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Got a sharp pain in side of chest?

Can be many things: I think you are asking what the pain can be. If that is the question, sharp pain near the chest is usually caused by muscle or cartilage inflammation and strains in the area. However, other things such as pneumonia, pneumothorax, aortic dissection and referred nerve pain can cause this pain. Heart attacks are usually pressure like, but it is not impossible to cause sharp pain as well. ...Read more