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Doctor insights on: Sharp Pains On The Right Side Of My Chest

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Pain right hand side of my chest, roughly below or behind breast. Most time feels like a dull ache but when breathe deep/cough/laugh etc its sharp?

Pain right hand side of my chest, roughly below or behind breast. Most time feels like a dull ache but when breathe deep/cough/laugh etc its sharp?

Pleuritic chest pain: Is what you are describing. A common cause is a viral or bacterial lung infection but here are other conditions that can be more serious. A lung infection is reason enough to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I tend to get sharp pains on the right side of my chest. What can be the cause of this?

I tend to get sharp pains on the right side of my chest. What can be the cause of this?

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more

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I just woke up with sharp pains on the right side of my chest and hurts even worse when I breath?

I just woke up with sharp pains on the right side of my chest and hurts even worse when I breath?

Get checked.: If you are still having pain with breathing, get checked. It is impossible to tell you what may be going on, as we don't have enough history. However, this may be serious, or it may not be, so go to an ER and find out what is going on. You don't want to get worse do you? Have someone else drive you or call an ambulance. ...Read more

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I have been having quick sharp pains in the right side of my chest. What can this be?

I have been having quick sharp pains in the right side of my chest. What can this be?

Multiple factors: Such as pleurisy, infection or trauma may explain these pains. Try to video-consult the Healthtap doctor on call. ...Read more

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I constantly get sharp pains in the right side of my chest. Usually while laying down. My dad has had 2 heart attacks. Should I worry?

This is not typical: Heart pain, and the fact that you get it lying down mostly sounds like musculoskeletal or rib pain. I would not worry that this is your heart. Plus you are only 31 yrs old sounds too young to be your heart, but get checked by a Dr. To find out what this is. ...Read more

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I have severe, sharp pains to the right side of my chest. Pains are intermittent, not associated with shortness of breath. Lasts seconds only.?

Likely not cardiac: Right sided sharp chest pains that last only seconds and are not associated with shortness of breath or any other symptoms are unlikely to be of cardiac origin. I would need much more information to be able to offer any more of an assessment. I suggest you make an appointment, either here on Health Tap or with your private primary clinician for a more complete evaluation. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have been getting random sharp pains that are on the right side of my chest. The pains are worse when I sneeze, yawn or cough. What could it be?

I have been getting random sharp pains that are on the right side of my chest. The pains are worse when I sneeze, yawn or cough. What could it be?

Likely Chest Wall: You do not give age or other history in general your symptoms are suggestive of muscle wall spasms, rib injury or mid back problem. There is a possibility as well there is an irritation of the inside lining of your chest wall. You should see your doctor to be sure what your symptoms do represent. ...Read more

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I'm suddenly feeling a slight pain in my chest & getting some sharp pains on the right side a couple times. I had costochondritis back in Oct. & Nov.

Pain in chest: Need more information how old are u? What are your risk factors for heart disease: smoking lipids BP family Hx? What tests have you had in past? If you have had prior heart disease go to ER or walk in clinic now. ...Read more

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What causes sharp chest pains on the right side?

Serious things can: Cause right sided chest pain. Just because it occurs on the right side does not mean that it is not the heart. This should be discussed with your doctor asap to make sure that this it not something life-threatening. A lof of things can cause right sided chest pain, though, including heart disease, reflux, musculoskeletal pain, pleuritis, pneumonia, trauma, gallbladder problems, etc. ...Read more

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What causes sharp chest pains on the right side?

What causes sharp chest pains on the right side?

Serious things can: Cause right sided chest pain. Just because it occurs on the right side does not mean that it is not the heart. This should be discussed with your doctor asap to make sure that this it not something life-threatening. A lof of things can cause right sided chest pain, though, including heart disease, reflux, musculoskeletal pain, pleuritis, pneumonia, trauma, gallbladder problems, etc. ...Read more

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Is sharp chest pains on the right side bad?

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

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I am having sharp pains on my left side of my chest, what could be causing this?

I am having sharp pains on my left side of my chest, what could be causing this?

Chest pain: Without more detail not able to guess at any of multiple possible causes, use Healthtap Concierge or see a local Doc ASAP if persistent, given age a "serious" diagnosis is unlikely ...Read more

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I'm 27 and got sharp pains in the left side of my chest. It only lasted about 10 seconds but was very scary. What could this be?

I'm 27 and got sharp pains in the left side of my chest. It only lasted about 10 seconds but was very scary. What could this be?

Muscle spasms: Fleeting pains that don't come back are often from muscle spasms in the intercostal muscles. ...Read more

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I have very sharp pains that go through the left side of my chest. They come and go sometime last 30 sec. What can it be? What should I do?

See below: Go to er if you have increasing pains, with shortness of breath, dizziness. However, if symptoms have been on and off, with stable vital signs, pls see your dr in the clinic. There are other non-life threatening causes for chest pain, such as reflux and costochondritis. ...Read more

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Why am I having sharp chest pains on the left side of my chest?

Why am I having sharp chest pains on the left side of my chest?

Probably not serious: Chest pains are usually worrisome because of the concern about their being due to heart disease, especially coronary disease. Sharp discomfort is not usually coronary in origin. Most often, these are chest wall (musculoskeletal), and resolve spontaneously or after simple remedies. Gastrointestinal or pulmonary causes may play a role, less commonly pericarditis (inflammation of sac around heart). ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pains on the left side of my chest near my ribs what could it be?

I'm having sharp pains on the left side of my chest near my ribs what could it be?

Nerve pain: Fleeting, sharp shooting pains lasting seconds in the chest area may be due to pinching of the nerves that run between the ribs. These may be accentuated with a deep breath. Heart pains are not usually sharp and fleeting. Rib problems may cause sharp pains but usually have a tender spot also. Fleeting pains in the esophagus and lung pains are less likely causes of fleeting sharp chest pains. ...Read more

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Having sharp, shooting pains on the left side of my chest/side. Pain lasts for a few seconds and then goes away. What could this be?

Having sharp, shooting pains on the left side of my chest/side. Pain lasts for a few seconds and then goes away. What could this be?

Abdominal pain: This could be related to your gallbladder, gerd, irritable bowel or other GI issues like gastritis.
You should start with an appointment at your pcp and then have and us and or see a GI physician or surgeon. ...Read more

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I get sharp pains in my upper left side of my chest sometimes and I do have asthma...Should this be something to worry about?

I get sharp pains in my upper left side of my chest sometimes and I do have asthma...Should this be something to worry about?

Not necessarily: Occasional sharp pains can be a stitch n the muscle. Hopefully you know your body well enough to know if it is related to your asthma. If it bothers you, discuss it with your doctor. Most of our aches and pains are minor issues. When something concerns you a visit to clear up things is very helpful. ...Read more

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My left side of my chest under my breast I'm getting some sharp pains till my back?

My left side of my chest under my breast I'm getting some sharp pains till my back?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I get chest pains and sharp pains a lot, but I have it down my entire left side of my chest/stomach/ribs. Help?

Chest pain: Your pain sounds musculoskeletal perhaps relaated to your dorsal spine. On the other hand one can't count on that. Consult your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more