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Why do I have pain on the chest right hand side?

Why do I have pain on the chest right hand side?

Many possibilities: Pain in any part of the chest could be from anything in or near the chest because of 'referred pain', a phenomenon of the very comples nervous system in human. So this pain may be from skin, muscle, rib/cartilage joint, esophagus, lining of lung (pleura), lining of heart (pericardium)--often sharp or stabbing quality; or heart--usually squeezing, pressure, elephant on chest pain. Check it out. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


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Why do I have left side chest pain around the heart?

Why do I have left side chest pain around the heart?

Not enough info: See a doctor. Who can even guess about the cause without asking more questions and examining you? Heart disease is always possible. ...Read more

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Why do I have terrible pain on the left side of my stomach?

Why do I have terrible pain on the left side of my stomach?

There are many: possible causes for left sided abdominal pain. If abdominal pain is severe, recommend urgent medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do i have this sharp pain on the right side of my chest that only let my lay on my right side?

Why do i have this sharp pain on the right side of my chest that only let my lay on my right side?

Exam: You need to be examined and get a chest xray. If your pain is so severe that you cannot lay on your left side go directly to the ER or UC clinic- NOW! ...Read more

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Why do I have groin pain on the left side?

Why do I have groin pain on the left side?

Get it evaluated.: The most likely cause is a problem with the hip but there are several other possible etiologies. Get it evaluated and then you will know. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have radiated pain on my left arm, and chest pains all through my chest? Also, I have pain in my lower right side of front torso, when i breathe. I also am having trouble breathing. Answers?

I : I can not diagnose this. I am answering this three days after it was written. Worst case scenario- chest pain radiating down your left arm with difficulty breathing can be what laymen refer to as a heart attack. I hope that you had it worked up by now and that it was not a heart attack. ...Read more

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Why do I have sharp pain in the left side of my chest, neck, and shoulder?

Why do I have sharp pain in the left side of my chest, neck, and shoulder?

EXAM: These symtoms require a thorough physical examination and chest xray, call your private physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain on the left side of my chest when i breathe deeply?

Chest wall problem: Likely due to rib or cartilage dysfunction. Read more about slipped rib syndrome here http://www.Basicspine.Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome.Html. ...Read more

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Why do I have stabbing pains in left side of my chest and abdominal pains?

Why do I have stabbing pains in left side of my chest and abdominal pains?

Chest pain: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why am I having sharp chest pains on the left side of my chest?

Why am I having sharp chest pains on the left side of my chest?

Probably not serious: Chest pains are usually worrisome because of the concern about their being due to heart disease, especially coronary disease. Sharp discomfort is not usually coronary in origin. Most often, these are chest wall (musculoskeletal), and resolve spontaneously or after simple remedies. Gastrointestinal or pulmonary causes may play a role, less commonly pericarditis (inflammation of sac around heart). ...Read more

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What to do if i keep having sharp chest pain on my left side near my heart what could it be?

What to do if i keep having sharp chest pain on my left side near my heart what could it be?

Muscle: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this withstretch it out slowly. . If this doesn't resolve the problem see your primary care provider that provider. ...Read more

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I'm having chest pains on the right side of my chest. What can I do for this?

Find the cause: Until one knows history, examines- cannot direct treatment. ...Read more

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My left side under the ribs cage is in pain and so it upper left side chest . I also have the sharp pain i n my head. I don't know what is happening ?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have pain on my right side of chest?

I have pain on my right side of chest?

Caution...: Any chest pain could be worrisome for a heart or lung problem... Depending on your risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, etc. But most are routine- note other symptoms like fever, cough, or history like trauma. Call your doctor, and consider going to an ed. ...Read more

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I have pain on the left side underneath my ribs and tingling in my left arm. What do I do?

Neuro muscular: B12, calcium, magnesium deficiency, hyperacidity/ reflux disease and other gastrointestinal anomaly can cause it in your age group. If on bc DVT leading to pulmunary embolism is to be considered. ...Read more

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What to do if I have chest pain on my upper left breast?

See your doctor: this question, and the issues it might be are very complicated. you should see your doctor for evaluation. if this is an acute issue you might want to go to the emergency room at the hospital. ...Read more

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Why do I have chills on my right side. Arm chest upper thigh?

Why do I have chills on my right side. Arm chest upper thigh?

Go to ER: I am concerned for you. Others may disagree, but the source needs to be identified quickly. ...Read more

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I have chest pains on the left side when laying down at night. I'm 25 years old, 5' 11", 270 pounds. I've always taken it as heart burn, but am worried?

Chest pain: You need an evaluation to determine the cause of the problem. If it is heart burn you need treatment. It is hard to determine heart vs heart burn. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Why am I having sharp chest pains on the left side of my chest?

Probably not serious: Chest pains are usually worrisome because of the concern about their being due to heart disease, especially coronary disease. Sharp discomfort is not usually coronary in origin. Most often, these are chest wall (musculoskeletal), and resolve spontaneously or after simple remedies. Gastrointestinal or pulmonary causes may play a role, less commonly pericarditis (inflammation of sac around heart). ...Read more

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I have sporadic, sharp and cramping chest pains on the left side of chest?

Musculoskeletal: Sounds atypical for heart disease especially if not related to exertion, breathing or other symptoms. If it is worsened with deep breaths, it could be pleurisy, PTX or pericarditis but these are both usually persistent not sporadic. Does it hurt to raise your arm or move in a particular position? In any event, check with your doctor this week and be aware of any new or progressive symptoms ->ER ...Read more

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I have been having sharp stabbing chest pains on the left side under my heart. They last for only a few minutes and worsen when i breath or move.

I have been having sharp stabbing chest pains on the left side under my heart. They last for only a few minutes and worsen when i breath or move.

Texidor's?: This is almost certainly the "stitch" / "texidor's twinge" / precordial catch. It's very common and not a problem. I believe it's caused by a fold in the pleura which explains why it vanishes if the lungs are inflated to their maximum. If you do get chest pain accompanied by obvious systemic problems, or this doesn't go away, get seen. ...Read more

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Hi im anthony im 16 years old and im having chest pains on the left side of my breast near arm pit. Also suffer from anxiety. What could it be?

Your age?: Anthony, you say you're 16 but your profile says 40. It's important because coronary disease is 99.9% unlikely in a 16 yo but could be as much as 30% in someone 40 depending on other risk factors and the details of your pain. ...Read more

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I have been having bad chest pains on the left side of my heart, now when my cramps up I have trouble breathing this seems to last for a few mins.

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, taking additional history and may be some lab tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. If you are overweight, start losing weight. ...Read more

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I am a meth user and i also get chest pains on the left side including my arm and other times on the right heart disease? heart attack? I am 27

I am a meth user and i also get chest pains on the left side including my arm and other times on the right heart disease? heart attack? I am 27

Those symptoms: signal that you are doing damage to your body. Would encourage you to get a full medical work up at this time to assess injuries caused by your methamphetamine use. ...Read more

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I'm having chest pains on the left side (breast area).. I checked my blood pressure & heart rate-normal what could this be? I had the school nurse check my blood pressure and my heart rate and it was both normal. We even did some pulling exercises to chec

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose the cause of the pain in the area of your left breast. I noted that you tagged this as cardiology, which suggests that you are concerned about your heart. I will list some of the symptoms of a mycocardial infarction (heart attack). Chest pain, tightness, squeezing or fullness is the most common presentation. However the pain can also present in the upper back, the upper middle abdomen, jaw, head, teeth or in the arms (left more than right). One could have nausea, vomiting or it could feel like indigestion or heartburn. Feeling short of breath, sweating and just feeling out of sorts can also occur. About a fourth of people have no significant symptoms during a heart attack. I don't hear you describing this constellation of symptoms. Just because you were not able to reproduce the pain doesn't necessarily mean that it is not of a musculoskeletal origin. Your symptoms are very - nonspecific, so there are many possible causes. Being a single mother is terrifically stressful, if you feel stressed consider deep breathing exercises. It is very fast and very effective, breath in deeply and slowly through your nose. Raise your arms so that you can more fully fill the lungs, hold for a five count. Exhale slowly through your mouth. Do this about 12 times, it can be remarkably calming. If you find that the pain is not resolving or is recurring, would recommed evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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I had my gall bladder removed one month ago and last week I started having chest pains on the left side by my collar bone and top of breast.

Unrelated: I can't think of any way that that could be related. It's a new problem that should be checked out. Sorry! ...Read more

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29. mild chest pains on the left side that extend into my armpit and occasionally upper arm. fatigued. have GERD. no fever. resting ~70 BPM (elevated)?

29. mild chest pains on the left side that extend into my armpit and occasionally upper arm. fatigued. have GERD. no fever. resting ~70 BPM (elevated)?

Non cardiac: You are not telling if this pain is associated with activity . . I am going to assume it happens at rest . You are probably having Esophageal Spasm which for all practical purposes resembles cardiac chest pain . . See your doctor for evaluation , since we do not know what your risk factors are . Eliminate fats caffeine , alcohol & large meals . Start on Omeprazole . Elevate the head of your bed . ...Read more

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Can a cold give you chest pains/back pains on the left side?

Pains in chest: A upper respiratory infection can give you chest pains, especially if you are coughing. However, if you develop shortness of breath, diaphoresis or lightheadedness then you should see your doctor or go to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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Chest pains but in left side?

Chest pains but in left side?

Not specific: Pain on the left side of the chest can be caused by many problems ranging minor ones that tend to get better on their own ( like a muscle strain) to the very serious and life threatening, like a pulmonary embolism or blood clot in the lung. A doctor can sort this out based on the kind of pain, other symptoms, physical exam and maybe tests. If persists or severe best to see a physician ...Read more

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