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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Have Chest Pains On The Right Side

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

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


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Is sharp chest pains on the right side bad?

Is sharp chest pains on the right side bad?

Yes: I just don't know how sharp chest pains could ever be considered "good" (!), but it's unlikely to be your heart. Other considerations include pleurisy, pneumonia, gall bladder disease, costochondritis, myofascial syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, shingles, and others. ...Read more

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What causes sharp chest pains on the right side?

Serious things can: Cause right sided chest pain. Just because it occurs on the right side does not mean that it is not the heart. This should be discussed with your doctor asap to make sure that this it not something life-threatening. A lof of things can cause right sided chest pain, though, including heart disease, reflux, musculoskeletal pain, pleuritis, pneumonia, trauma, gallbladder problems, etc. ...Read more

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What causes sharp chest pains on the right side?

What causes sharp chest pains on the right side?

Serious things can: Cause right sided chest pain. Just because it occurs on the right side does not mean that it is not the heart. This should be discussed with your doctor asap to make sure that this it not something life-threatening. A lof of things can cause right sided chest pain, though, including heart disease, reflux, musculoskeletal pain, pleuritis, pneumonia, trauma, gallbladder problems, etc. ...Read more

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Having chest pains on the right side up into my neck no physical activity being done just started hurting

Having chest pains on the right side up into my neck no physical activity being done just started hurting

Muscles!!!!: Think flesh/tissue and not heart or lung! Began heat and massage. See your doc! I might be the rib margins at the sternum too.
If you press on the fronts of your chest and find a super tender area, you have put your finger on it! This is costochrondritis. Still see your doc. ...Read more

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Hi, I am having chest pains on the right side which radiates to the back. Pain only feels at certain postures like standing straight and coughing.

Musculoskeletal Pain: It is most probabely Musculoskeletal pain.Which means it is either in muscles, other skeletal structures in the chest wall as it is related to activities like standing and coughing which makes your chest move. You can try some over the counter meds like Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen et if you do not have stomach ulcer or allergies to Aspirin, ibuprofen oe Naprosyn. But consult your doctor if it is ok to take ...Read more

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I'm a 14 yr old girl who is healthy. I lifted my brother and have been having chest pains on the right side and are mild. I think I strained the muscle?

I'm a 14 yr old girl who is healthy. I lifted my brother and have been having chest pains on the right side and are mild. I think I strained the muscle?

Muscle Strain: You are suffering from non-cardiac chest wall pain which is often secondary to musculoskeletal causes. The pain may be secondary to a muscle strain in the chest wall itself, or in the back. Pain is increased with motion of the chest and when breathing deeply, sneezing, or coughing. Pain is not associated with shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, or fever. Managed with heat, rest and NSAIDs. ...Read more

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I have been having chest pains on the right hand side and when I do I have a rapid pulse of around 120bpm my mum has angina do you think its linked?

I have been having chest pains on the right hand side and when I do I have a rapid pulse of around 120bpm my mum has angina do you think its linked?

No way to know for..: Although it very unlikely in a 19 year old, there are things like a congenital malformation of the coronary arteries or a myocardial bridge that can cause it, so go see a doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have pain and a bulge just below my chest on the left side. I have chest pains as well. This has been going on for a couple months. Should I be con?

Maybe: The bulge may be a hernia. Doubt cardiac given your age and sex but a ct scan and or ultrasound of the abdomen would be a reasonable start. ...Read more

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What could it mean if I have chest pains on my right side during and after drinking a couple of drinks. Knowing I already have an irregular heartbeat?

What could it mean if I have chest pains on my right side during and after drinking a couple of drinks. Knowing I already have an irregular heartbeat?

Chest pains not nl: Difficult to determine why you are having chest pains upon drinking beverages. So, it's best to consult your physician, or cardiologist if this continues, as it's not normal to have this happen. You didn't specify which type of drinks, so if it's alcoholic beverages you are referring to, this may be increase or exacerbate the feelings of chest pain that may or may not be referred. It must be cked! ...Read more

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I have chest pains on both sides when I lean on my arms or stretch arm side 2 side. Feels tight under arms &Throbs. Very uncomfortable what cause this?

I have chest pains on both sides when I lean on my arms or stretch arm side 2 side. Feels tight under arms &Throbs. Very uncomfortable what cause this?

Chest pain: Chest pain can be from heart disease, inflamation of the lining of the lungs (pleurisy) caused by infection (pneumonia, etc). Pain may also originate from the joints between the breast-bone and ribs. Indigestion, gall-bladder disease, stomach ulcers and acid reflux into the food pipe may cause chest pain also. Breast pain may be related to hormone changes or fibrocystic breast disease. ...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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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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Having chest pains on my left side?

Non-specific CP: Unlikely to be heart related at your age and most likely pleuritic, musclulskeketal or acid reflux related. With no descriptors provided, one could only make an educated guess as to what this could be. Likely benign but get evaluated and treated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having bad side and chest pains?

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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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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Why do you think I have been having right side chest pains for the past 9 days?

Why do you think I have been having right side chest pains for the past 9 days?

Inflammation: 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. On occasion, right sided chest pain is due to heart artery blockages. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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The last 2 days I have had chest pains. There in the middle and the right side of my chest?

The last 2 days I have had chest pains. There in the middle and the right side of my chest?

Many causes: Right sided chest pain can be associated with cardiac disease. Gastroesophageal reflux is probably the most common cause of chest pain.Esophagitis is result of reflux and some patients experience pain with swallowing. Other characteristics of pain including location, type, severity and duration enter into equation. Musculoskeletal pain possible, consult physician for proper diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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I have been having chest pains on the left side for about a week now it comes and goes just wondering what can cause it?

Many causes: There are many causes of one sided chest pain, and some are very serious. Best to get yourself evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Hey I'm 30 yrs old and I've been experiencing this cold sensation on the left side of my chest and I also get some chest pains.?

Chest pain: Women can have atypical cardiac symptoms of chest pain. Cold sensation not typical but you should see a doctor to get evaluated. Anything make it better or worse? Constant or intermittent? Anything else associated with pain? These are questions your doctor will ask? ...Read more

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Hi Dr. I'm having chest pains from the middle of my chest to the left side of my chest. I haven't had much of an appetite lately. Can you help?

Hi Dr. I'm having chest pains from the middle of my chest to the left side of my chest. I haven't had much of an appetite lately. Can you help?

Doctor can evaluate: A person with chest pain should see her doctor to be examined. Pains can come from a heart problem (serious!), neck and shoulder muscles, the ribs and their joints, the "pleural" lining of the lungs and ribs, the lungs themselves, etc... If one feels her pain is coming from the heart, has a chest tightness, some difficulty breathing, or has past heart disease, she can go to the E.R. by ambulance. ...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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I have sharp chest pains on my left side from time to time. It's so painful I can't move sometimes and it lasts from 2-3 days some times.

I have sharp chest pains on my left side from time to time. It's so painful I can't move sometimes and it lasts from 2-3 days some times.

Exam: At your age and without the advantage of your clinical history and exam, I would recommend you contact your doctor for a good exam with whatever he/she feels appropriate given the entire picture. There are a number of possibilities ranging from the trivial to the deadly serious. ...Read more

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I have had chest pains off and on for the past couple of years. They are very random. Left side right side. Mostly weak but sometimes strong. Help pls?

Chest pain: Chest pain indicative of coronary heart disease usually occurs with exertion at first, associated with shortness of breath -sometimes. Usually located over the left chest, maybe in the jaw, or back. It at first may last a few minutes till u rest but as the blockage (if true coronary disease) progresses will usually last longer even a few hrs. ...Read more

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Why do I get chest pains if I sleep on my side?

Why do I get chest pains if I sleep on my side?

Which side?: If you have chest pain lying left side down that's worse with deep breath and improves sitting up, you may have pericarditis. Otherwise, it's likely to be muscular. ...Read more

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What's a reason for a healthy 18 year old female to have right-sided chest pains?

Several things: Many things could be possible, including anxiety, a muscle sprain, acid indigestion, gall bladder issues, etc. You need to see a dr. To get properly diagnosed and then the treatment would be tailored to the cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If you have constant chest pains mostly on the left side and is asthma free what would be the cause?

If you have constant chest pains mostly on the left side and is asthma free what would be the cause?

There are many: Different causes of chest pains. Constant pains are rarely Cardiac. It will be impossible to suggest an accurate diagnosis without additional examination and evaluation. Make an appointment with a health care provider for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my chest feel heavy on the left side? And I felt like I couldn't breathe when I was crying minutes ago and I've been having chest pains

Get a check up: You are having "pleuritic" chest pain which is often not related to cardiac problems. However, you need to have a thorough examination by the physician to know the exact cause and also to discuss the treatment options. ...Read more

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I have had back pains for about 3 week but tonight I've had a pain at the right side at the bottom of my rib cage and keep getting chest pains...

See a doctor: Back bain can be due to not only musculo-skeletal issues (strain or injury), but kidney stones and infections. I recommend that you look up kidney infections and stones. Also ectopiic pregnabcy and pelvic disease can cause abdominal or back pain. Was there an injury? Do you have other symptoms such as discomfort on urinating or sexual activity. This could poit to some medical clues. ...Read more

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What can I do for lightheadedness, dizziness and no balance along with chest pains which sometimes are both sides as well as sharp pains on left side?

Check blood pressure: Get your blood pressure checked sitting and standing. You might have ortho static hypotension. The chest pains do not sound cardiac. See a physician. ...Read more