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Woke up at 3:00am with extreme chest pain in upper right side of body above my right breast. Burping a lot too. ?

Woke up at 3:00am with extreme chest pain in upper right side of body above my right breast. Burping a lot too. ?

GI or cardiac: The two most important things to consider in a these symptoms are a gastrointestinal source or cardiac source. Women (& men) with coronary disease sometimes have symptoms that are thought to be indigestion. I would rule out coronary disease immediately. A cxr could reveal a hiatal hernia or pulmonary cause for symptoms. Heart testing may start with ekg, stress test or heart cath based on risk. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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Five second pain across center of chest between breasts. Momentary pain above right breast. Upper back shoulder pain. Chest pain related or cardiac?

Five second pain across center of chest between breasts.  Momentary pain above right breast. Upper back shoulder pain.  Chest pain related or cardiac?

Usually not cardiac.: If only five sec then usually not cardiac. Cardiac is lasting into the minutes and can be related with activity. This could also be skeletal pain. If continues i would go to family md. If pain becomes worse or persistent then to the er to make sure no serious issues. Need to determine any other symptoms and risk factors as well. ...Read more

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I have chest pain right side just above my breast.What's this?

I have chest pain right side just above my breast.What's this?

Need to a Doc: Might not be worrisome if worsen touching, that would mean a chest wall/ muscle pain and would resolve with no treatment. ...Read more

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I have chest pain on the right side above my breast when ever i take a deep breathe.?

I have chest pain on the right side above my breast when ever i take a deep breathe.?

Pleurisy: This is termed "pleuritic" pain, meaning pain originating from the lining of the lungs (called the pleura). Common causes of pleurisy are infections of the lung's lining (e.g., viruses), bacterial infections of the lung (pneumonia), blood clots in the lung's blood vessels (pulmonary embolism), tumors, blood in the pleural space caused by trauma to the chest, etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I am having really bad chest pain right above my breast on my right side every time i turn or move my right arm ?

Many possibilities: Depending on age, medical condition, activities, it could be many things. Muscle strain, even with "minor" trauma could do this. A cracked rib is possible. Rarely it could be referred pain from the neck or mid back. If it worsens or continues, see your primary provider for an assessment. ...Read more

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Experiencing chest pain, right side near breast and above pain is there sometimes or stabbing pain on movements what could this be ?

Experiencing chest pain, right side near breast and above pain is there sometimes or stabbing pain on movements what could this be ?

Costochondritis: In people your age group w/similar symptoms, costochondritis is the likely cause. Costochondritis is inflammation & spasm of the muscles of the rib cage. This can be caused by injury or stress. Anti-inflammatories & warm compresses are the main treatment for this. However, if your pain doesn't improve or worsens or is accompanied by shortness of breath or palpitations seek treatment immediately. ...Read more

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I have had chest pain for over six months. It is like burning/ache above my right breast into my throat. It is almost constant except in the mornings.

I have had chest pain for over six months. It is like burning/ache above my right breast into my throat. It is almost constant except in the mornings.

Probably reflux: Sounds non cardiac to me. I would try otc Prilosec to see if this helps. If so, you have you answer; possible gastritis or peptic ulcer. But to be safe, might what to have egd for definitive diagnosis because if ulcer would require bx and longer duration of treatment. Watch coffee and caffinated beverages, choclate etc. All these can antagonize problem. ...Read more

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I am having chest pain above right breast hurts when i inhale or raise right arm came on about an hour ago I am asthmatic inhalers not helping ?

I am having chest pain above right breast hurts when i inhale or raise right arm came on about an hour ago I am asthmatic inhalers not helping ?

See below: This may be muscle sprain from coughing or uncontrolled asthma. Take some ibuprofen, if that doesn't help go to urgent care or er, anyplace you can get a chest x-ray, these may be the symptoms of a pneumothorax. Pulmonary embolism is also in the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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