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Stinging pain (mostly right side) in chest, sometimes also felt in neck & near shouldrs. Usualy mild but can intensify. Can aspirin help & what dose?

Stinging pain (mostly right side) in chest, sometimes also felt in neck & near shouldrs. Usualy mild but can intensify. Can aspirin help & what dose?

Probably not needed: You can take aspirin at 81 mg a day, but given that you are 25, this is probably not needed and could lead to easy bruising. Seems like I answered your other question, which seems related to this one. Both of these would be better answered with an established primary care physician (PCP). Also, since you're already on NSAIDs (Advil), better to not start aspirin without PCP recommendations. ...Read more

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I have just had a short stinging dull stingin pain in the left side of my chest just to the left of the left pictorial?

I have just had a short stinging dull stingin pain in the left side of my chest just to the left of the left pictorial?

Not uncommon: The mechanism must involve a small nerve, similar to an eyelid twitch. Perhaps there was a minor injury, strain or trauma (that you don't recall. Also common:) I don't believe it is the sign of something more ominous down the road, such as MS. It can be classified as a minor annoyance, and you can be reassured. ...Read more

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Lying dwn & felt a cool feeling go across the right side of my chest. Almost felt like fluid passing thru beneath ribs, mild stinging pain persists?

Lying dwn & felt a cool feeling go across the right side of my chest. Almost felt like fluid passing thru beneath ribs, mild stinging pain persists?

Odd type of pain: Doesn't sound too concerning. Sounds more like nerve type pain? Hard to say from the description. Seems like you have already seen a physician for this? Would recommend establishing care with a primary care physician and having them work it up further. ...Read more

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Chest pain on my right side it's sharp n feels like a sting last 4 a couple seconds. Other then that no other pain or recent injury just a sharp sting?

Chest pain on my right side it's sharp n feels like a sting last 4 a couple seconds. Other then that no other pain or recent injury just a sharp sting?

Difficult to answer: Your symptom is difficult to analyse. Sharp stinging pain lasting couple of seconds, does not sound ominous. However if it bothers you, get it checked. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (side: both) (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (severity: moderate).

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (side: both) (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (severity: moderate).

Chest pain: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, 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. If you are having symptoms currently go to the Emergency Department NOW! ...Read more

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Recent concussion. Still have headache. Just felt a stinging chest pain on left side. Have felt it before though. Concussion related? Coincidence?

Recent concussion. Still have headache. Just felt a stinging chest pain on left side. Have felt it before though. Concussion related? Coincidence?

Less likely related: They are less likely to be related. You may have a post-concussive/traumatic headache. If the headache is accompanied by other symptoms (difficulty concentrating, irritability) then you might have post-concussion syndrome. If the headache doesn't clear or gets worse, see your physician. Http://www. Brainline. Org/content/2008/12/headaches-after-head-injuries-8212-post-traumatic-headaches. Html ...Read more

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Tingling Stinging Pain in center and left side of chest lasted for 15 seconds. I'm 13. What could this be? Also getting one sting when bending over?

Tingling Stinging Pain in center and left side of chest lasted for 15 seconds. I'm 13. What could this be? Also getting one sting when bending over?

Lower age limit: The minimum age requirement for posting on HealthTap is 16. Sorry, your writing is better than a lot of the grownups who post here - at leest you can spel! - but rules are rules. There's no reason an adult can't post questions on your behalf, however. ...Read more

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Yesterday I was sitting working on my pc, And I started feeling stings on the left side of my chest (Perhaps my heart). I also have it when I stretch.

Yesterday I was sitting working on my pc, And I started feeling stings on the left side of my chest (Perhaps my heart). I also have it when I stretch.

See a Dr. Asap: Left side pains can be a concern and even if it possibly is a minor problem- muscular, etc., I would recommend seeing a Dr. Asap to rule out potential heart issues ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (better by: rest) (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (side: left) (severity: moderate). The foll...

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (better by: rest) (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (side: left) (severity: moderate). The foll...

Need information: Stinging burning pain sounds like inflamed nerve, and if only on one side, could be a pinched nerve or early shingles (herpes zoster), but it is important to know if it is aggravated by breathing or twisting or movement, if it causes shortness of breath, dizziness or lightheadedness, or it there are other associated symtpoms. Either see a doctor for evaluation or consult with Healthtap doctor. ...Read more

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Stinging/burning pain on left side of chest more towards the middle? Can spicy food cause this?

Stinging/burning pain on left side of chest more towards the middle? Can spicy food cause this?

Sure: I can be acid reflux or GERD or some other upper GI issue. Have an exam to rule out other possibilities too. I'd hate to miss spicy food, but some need to avoid it for a time or forever Be evaluated and do what's best for you! ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: after trauma, after sudden movements, after exercise) (side: both) (quality: stinging or bur?

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: after trauma, after sudden movements, after exercise) (side: both) (quality: stinging or bur?

Chest pain: Always needs to be checked out by your doctor or emergency department. Could be cardiac or more likely muscle pain. After seeing doc consider asking a personal trainer about stretching exercises. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi when I lay on my left side I start to cough mucus and I have a stinging burning feeling when I've coughed. Chest X-ray clear too??

Hi when I lay on my left side I start to cough mucus and I have a stinging burning feeling when I've coughed. Chest X-ray clear too??

Possible acid reflux: This sounds like an episode of acid reflux causing coughing. The most common cause of chronic cough can be due to asthma, Post nasal dripping (feels like fluid running behind your throat), or acid reflux. For reflux you could try to not eat a couple hours before bedtime (1-2 hours), try sleeping with slight incline (use a couple of pillows) or you could use some over the counter anti acid tablets ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, antacids, rest) (quality: burning or stinging) (side: left) (...

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, antacids, rest) (quality: burning or stinging) (side: left) (...

A little too vague: It sounds like you might have GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux) wherein some of your stomach contents goes back up into your esophagus. The laymen's term for it is "heartburn" though it has nothing to do with the heart. Simplest way to confirm that is to get a bottle of a liquid antacid and gulp it down (1 -2 capfulls) as soon as it happens again and if U get almost immediate relief, voila. ...Read more

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Upper right side of my chest hurts? 16/female/healthy. Not period. Underneath breast. Sharp stinging pain. Not flu. Lasts 5 secs. Comes every 30 mins.

Jabs: Fleeting, often Sharp pains in that area of the chest frequently come from pinching of the nerves that run between the ribs. A deep breath may bring them on or make them more noticeable. They are more of a nuisance than anything serious, however if they persist or worsen, your physician will order any appropriate tests or xrays. ...Read more

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I havev deep burn/sharp sting on left side of chest for a month. At times sharp pain shoots into left arm and jaw aches gets better with exercise 27 M?

I havev deep burn/sharp sting on left side of chest for a month. At times sharp pain shoots into left arm and jaw aches gets better with exercise 27 M?

Eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (severity: mild) (side: right), throat lump or bulge and rash on chest.

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (severity: mild) (side: right), throat lump or bulge and rash on chest.

Chest discomfort: Burning chest discomfort with associated rash, if its only on one side off the chest, could be a shingles viral infection. Of course a physician will have to examine you for diagnosis. If it's shingles, treatment is available and important. ...Read more

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Have pain in the left back side behind the ribs when I breath in real good. It is like a sharp sting. What could this mean?

Have pain in the left back side behind the ribs when I breath in real good. It is like a sharp sting. What could this mean?

Pleurisy: Could be pleurisy. Pleurisy, also called pleuritis, is an inflammation of the pleura, which is the moist, double-layered membrane that surrounds the lungs and lines the rib cage. The condition can make breathing extremely painful. Pleurisy can a sign of pneumonia or an infection that has irritated the pleura. Or it could be a rib or nerve pain in that area. You should go get a chest X-ray. ...Read more

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Have had a pain right side back bottom of ribs started a heavy stabbing pain, I managed to sleep but irritable now it's more of a stinging pain?

Back pain: Several things could be causing this. Body wall problems such as muscle or bone. Skin problems such as shingles. Kidney stones and other kidney related issues. Should be seen and sort these out with a primary doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I get a stinging throbbing pain under my breast on my right and left side? It hurts bad..

Why do I get a stinging throbbing pain under my breast on my right and left side? It hurts bad..

Fluid retention: In women of your age, hormonal caused fluid retention or sensitivity to caffeine are the teo most common causes especially if you have hormonaly sensitive breasts. ...Read more

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Stinging pain on xiphoid, left side where ribs start, when snapping my fingers or leaning forward. Light exertion might cause as well. Is this muscles?

Rib cartilage: In a young healthy person localized pain in the chest wall is most commonly due to inflammation of the joint between the rob and sternum or the cartilage. Local ice packs or a counter irritant cream may help. The association of chest pain with exertion is always a red flag and warrants that you see a physician and be thoroughly examined. ...Read more