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Hi, I have a sharp pain on my left chest rib side. Its sore when I cough or sneeze. Its been there for about 1 to 2 weeks now. I stopped smoking a week ago due to coughing attacks and pain. What could it be?

Hi, I have a sharp pain on my left chest rib side. Its sore when I cough or sneeze. Its been there for about 1 to 2 weeks now. I stopped smoking a week ago due to coughing attacks and pain. What could it be?

This type of pain: Suggests rib or pleura (the lung and heart lining) problems. My first thought might be a rib fracture. perhaps a fall or injury when you didn't appreciate the severity of the trauma. Or inflammation of pleura from a viral/other infection causing inflammation. You could take ibuprofen in suggested doses for up to a week. If no improvement, see Doc. Take this "silver lining" and stay off cigarettes! ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain under left breast in rib cage. It also is sore when I press down about 2 inches to the right under my nipple. Could it be gas?

I have a sharp pain under left breast in rib cage. It also is sore when I press down about 2 inches to the right under my nipple. Could it be gas?

DDx: What is the differential diagnosis (DDx) of chest wall pain? First thing anyone in an ER would want to rule out is heart ischemia or pulmonary embolism (PE) or aortic dissection. I think those are highly unlikely. Most likely includes pleurisy (inflammation of the lung lining), costochondritis (connective tissue inflammation), fractured rib (from trauma including cough). Also breast cancer or cyst ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old and I noticed a soreness but not sharp pain in my left side of my chest while sometimes breathing. Could this be a possible clot?

I'm 18 years old and I noticed a soreness but not sharp pain in my left side of my chest while sometimes breathing. Could this be a possible clot?

There are over: Fifteen different diagnoses that would present with the symptoms you describe. The only way to know for certain is to be evaluated by a health care professional and have some testing performed. Don't wait, it could be serious. ...Read more

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Soreness from shoulder to shoulder and across the chest, its not a sharp pain but an aching pain. When I bend over it hurts also. What could this be?

Soreness from shoulder to shoulder and across the chest, its not a sharp pain but an aching pain. When I bend over it hurts also. What could this be?

Could be Anything: Many things could cause pain in this area. The problem, various potentially bad things that can have symptoms that are similar. So you should take these symptoms very seriously and go get evaluated immediately. Some serious cardiac related problems for example could have similar presentations. Less serious conditions can have similar presentation. But always be on safe side, and go get evaluated. ...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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I've been having a sharp pain in my chest and left shoulder for about 8 hours now. It almost feels like soreness or gas. What should I do?

I've been having a sharp pain in my chest and left shoulder for about 8 hours now. It almost feels like soreness or gas. What should I do?

See a doctor: There are many possible causes of chest and shoulder pain, including muscle strain, inflammation, gastrointestinal problems, heart disease, lung infection, and blood clots in the lung, the last three potentially life threatening. A doctor visit is needed to sort this out. Please see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Both breast tender and my left side breast every now and then today sharp pain that goes down to my rib cage?

Both breast tender and my left side breast every now and then today sharp pain that goes down to my rib cage?

Breast exam: Go to your physician for a 3 position breast exam and get a breast ultrasound. This may also be due to hormonal fluctuations. I suggest avoiding any heavy underwire or push-up bras until seen: athletic bras may help. ...Read more

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I've been having this sharp pain in my chest for the past 2 days, also when I breath, and mucles are sore? What could it be? Hurts when I breath, feel light headed

I've been having this sharp pain in my chest for the past 2 days, also when I breath, and mucles are sore? What could it be? Hurts when I breath, feel light headed

Costochondritis: This is a pleural type pain that is likely costochondritis. I would take Motrin 600 to 800 mg three times a day for the next week. If your shortness of breath gets worse, get a chest x ray to rule out a pneumonia. The costochondritis is an inflammation of the rib after an upper respiratory infection. It should resolve in a week or so. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain under my left breast into top of my rib cage and it stays very tender?

I have a sharp pain under my left breast into top of my rib cage and it stays very tender?

Rib cage: Sharp pain increased by a deep breath and with associated tenderness may come from a rib or a pinched nerve that is between the ribs. It wouldn't be from the lung if the area is tender to touch. Have your physician examine the area if the discomfort persists and an x_ray may be ordered. ...Read more

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Chest soreness, and my arms are sore. It's not a sharp pain. Also pressure in chest. What do you think it could be?

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 have severe chest cough with mucus, sharp pain and wheasy sound when I cough or breathe heavily, hot alot, sore muscles, always tired, lasted 3 days

I have severe chest cough with mucus, sharp pain and wheasy sound when I cough or breathe heavily, hot alot, sore muscles, always tired, lasted 3 days

Acute bronchitis...: You probably had acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways. It can be caused by viral or bacterial infections. The sore muscles and pain are likely musculoskeletal pain from the cough. If due to a viral infection, it will run its course but antibiotics are often needed if due to a bacterial infection. If your symptoms recur, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing daily twinges in my chest, and aching in my left arm, for a few days. No sharp pain. Concerned and anxious.

Rule out medical: See your PCP to start to rule out medical problems. If it's anxiety and stress related, then you can pursue a mental health specialist. ...Read more

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During my cycle I get a sharp pain n my chest when I lay on my side. Should I be concern? ... Breast sorness doea that mean their growing

During my cycle I get a sharp pain n my chest when I lay on my side. Should I be concern? ... Breast sorness doea that mean their growing

Chest Soreness: It is quite common for the breast to swell and feel sore during the hormone surges that accompany your menstraul cycle, even if you never had this before with your periods. At your age, cardiac problems are not likely. I would give your gynecologist a call and discuss your symptoms and see if he has any suggestions. He is familiar w/ your medical history and can give you the best advice. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right chest when breathing for 2 yrs, comes on suddenly and stays for days, usually starts during period. Aching in chest after. Xray ok.

Sharp pain in right chest when breathing for 2 yrs, comes on suddenly and stays for days, usually starts during period. Aching in chest after. Xray ok.

Muscle spasm?: Chest pain can occur with low blood pressure. If during your period you have low blood pressure your blood pressure medications could make BP go too low and cause pain. That would be easy to check. Muscle spasm could cause such a pain. Low potassium or magnesium may predispose to that. Consider changing life style to normalize blood pressure. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in chest above right breast. It is tender to the touch. I have no problem breathing. It hurts worse when I move or stretch. What is it?

Costocondritis: This sounds like inflammation in the chest wall. This can be helped with NSAIDs and heat. If u have any other symptoms such as SOB, nausea, edema, pain going down your arm then be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in chest when inhaling or lying on side and aching pain in left leg... what could it be?

Sharp pain in chest when inhaling or lying on side and aching pain in left leg... what could it be?

Go to Emergency.: You need to go to ED. You are describing a chest pain with musculoskeletal or pleuratic features. Given the combo of left leg pain with this Chest pain I'm worried that is a clot. It could be a coincident to have both but I think this could be serious and you need to go to the ED. Especially if you have leg swelling or redness or you smoke or obese or takes contraceptive or have family hx of clot. ...Read more

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Sharp pain within the past few hours, it feels like it is the back of my right rib cage, only sore when I stand up or cough, should I be worried?

Sharp pain within the past few hours, it feels like it is the back of my right rib cage, only sore when I stand up or cough, should I be worried?

Muscle strain?: Try hot moist packs ; tylenol- no G.I. Symptoms? (gall bladder?)- if no relief 2-3 hours see pcp or go to er only if your getting worse. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in chest with shoulder/back/neck pain. Dull ache constantly/sharp at times for 3 days. Worse at night.?

Musculoskeletal: Your description is of musculoskeletal pain - myofascial syndrome, costochondritis, muscular strain, stretch, or pull. Simple analgesics like Ibuprofen or naprosyn, (naproxen) rest, heat, massage, and time should help you feel better. If not, you'll have to see your doctor for more advanced therapy. ...Read more

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Hi a couple of times in last 3 weeks woke up with severe sharp pain in middle of chest. Last 5-10 mins, but gives me jaw ache and back ache too.?

Hi a couple of times in last 3 weeks woke up with severe sharp pain in middle of chest. Last 5-10 mins, but gives me jaw ache and back ache too.?

Risk of heart attack: With only those words, "severe... pain in middle of chest", one must see the doctor right away. The wisest thing to do is call 911 (in the US). The paramedics have oxygen, medications, and can do an EKG. The Emergency Room can evaluate for a possible heart attack. Even if it is not a heart attack, the ER usually can provide a diagnosis and begin treatment. As they say, better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Been getting sharp brief pains in my stomach, when I move a certain way sharp pain in my ribs/back. I feel sore like I worked out but haven't.Any idea?

Been getting sharp brief pains in my stomach, when I move a certain way sharp pain in my ribs/back. I feel sore like I worked out but haven't.Any idea?

Specifics please: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Ur doc will need this info 2 help. ...Read more

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What's cuasing this sharp pain on my upper left side of ribs next to my breast and it radiates to my back?

What's cuasing this sharp pain on my upper left side of ribs next to my breast and it radiates to my back?

Several things: Costochondritis or inflammation of anterior ribs and strained muscles can cause pain. Obviously cardiac issues occur in this region. Referred pain from below diaphragm such as gaseous distention of splenic flexure of colon, stomach distention, and pancreatitis. In the chest pleuritis, infammation of lining of left lung and pulmonary inflammatory process within the left lung. ...Read more