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What causes a sharp pain in my right and left side if my chest while breathing?

What causes a sharp pain in my right and left side if my chest while breathing?

Pleuritis: Is a general term for pain when taking a deep breath and can be caused by a number of things, including infections and inflammation. You should probably see your doctor about this to make sure it is not something serious. Anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen and naproxyn help with pleurisy. ...Read more

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Started having trouble with my breathing, walking up a couple of steps, up a slope/hill.Sharp pain when trying to breath in chest left side mainly?

Started having trouble with my breathing, walking up a couple of steps, up a slope/hill.Sharp pain when trying to breath in chest left side mainly?

See doc.: You should see someone and discuss. 19 yo can sometimes collapse a lung or have other abnormalities with this presentation. Trouble with breathing deserves a full explanation. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain under my chest, left rib cage, its discomfort, feels warm and hurts more when breathing deep and turning and lying on that side ???

I have sharp pain under my chest, left rib cage, its discomfort, feels warm and hurts more when breathing deep and turning and lying on that side ???

Chest pains: There are many possible causes for a chest pains like lung problems, muscle pain and gastrointestinal problems. Regardless, chest pain with shoulders pains, is always a red flag and visit to a PCP and cardiologist is warranted. ...Read more

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Why when i'm breathing I have sharp pain in my upper back on the left hand side? Also i'm breathing a lot more heavily with tightness in chest why?

Go to doctor: Anything that bothers you this much should be worked up. You should see your doctor so at least some blood test, some xr and other tests can be done to find out why is wrong with you. Ot is either a pleuritic chest pain or nerve pain from muscle stretch but the tightness in breathing should not be there unless it is from the pain. Still you need to be examined. Good luck. ...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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Hi I have had chest pain on my right side since yesterday I think it may be trapped wind it hurts when breathing in sharp pain and when I lie on right?

Hi I have had chest pain on my right side since yesterday I think it may be trapped wind it hurts when breathing in sharp pain and when I lie on right?

Inflammation : Inspiratory chest pain can be from inflamation of the lining of the lungs (pleurisy) caused by infection (pneumonia, etc) and other conditions. Pain may also originate fro the joints between the breast-bone and ribs. See a doctor if OTC pain killers and NSAIDs like naproxen or ibuprofen do not help ...Read more