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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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What causes a ten second tearing pain across chest ? Lying on right side. Left shoulder tilted slightly back looking at phone. Pain seemed to subside when I sat up. Laid back down and pain reoccurred. This happened a few weeks ago. Both times upon wa

What causes a ten second tearing pain across chest ?  Lying on right side.  Left shoulder tilted slightly back looking at phone.  Pain seemed to subside when I sat up.  Laid back down and pain reoccurred.  This happened a few weeks ago. Both times upon wa

Nerve Impingement: In an otherwise healthy person, a brief, self-limited and positionally-related tearing pain across your chest is likely due to intercostal muscle spasm or nerve impingement. If you have any history of heart issues, or pain is referred to left arm or jaw, or is accompanied by shortness of breath or light headedness, other considerations should be promptly investigated. ...Read more

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There is pain in my right side n left side of chest n stomach n pain in both shoulder cn you tell me what it cause ?

There is pain in my right side n left side of chest n stomach n pain in both shoulder cn you tell me what it cause ?

Don't ignore: If this pain is more than mild and has begun within the past day or two, it could be an acute problem needing urgent attention. An example would be bleeding into the abdomen with irritation of the diaphragm, which often causes not only abdominal pain but shoulder pain. If it has been going on for a much longer period, it is much less likely to be immediately life-threatening- but don't ignore it! ...Read more

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What causes upper left back pain with movement and breathing? Not intense but very bothersome. Chest X-ray & EKG are both negative.

Chest wall or Lung: In general, if pain is present during movement or breathing, heart causes are very unlikely. This pattern would suggest chest wall muscle or bony irritation or injury (even with negative xray). Another possibility is lung irritation (pleurisy) which can have many causes (like viruses, pnuemonia, etc.) very unlikely, but another possibility is blood clot(s) to the lung on the affected side. ...Read more

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What else causes BOTH chest pain and left arm pain other than heart attack, costochonditis, and GERD? All of these have been ruled out for me.

There are many: potential causes for these symptoms other than the ailments you have mentioned. At your age most would be musical skeletal in etiology. Some would be neurological, pulmonary or systemic. Make an appointment to be seen by an Internist at a University near you (U of C, Loyola, Indiana U) for evaluation. ...Read more

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Tingling in both upper arms, tingling in upper left chest and some lower back pain, I have bad anxiety and didn't know if this could be the cause. ?

Tingling in both upper arms, tingling in upper left chest and some lower back pain, I have bad anxiety and didn't know if this could be the cause. ?

Maybe: Anxiety is certainly on the list of possible causes. As are many other possible diagnoses. If symptoms continue, best to see your doctor for evaluation of your symptoms. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck with this. Let us know how things turn out. Dr. R ...Read more