why do I keep getting a sharp shooting pain in the right hand side of my chest?

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it doesn't happen all the time but probably 2/3 times a day, its quite high up round area where my bra fits

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  • ?
    Lv 5
    10 years ago
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    Hello! With chest pains in any location it is so hard to tell what exactly is going on. It could be as simple as a pulled muscle or as deep down as an infection in your lung,such as bronchitis or pneumonia,. Another culprit that causes chest pain is Asthma. When the inflammation builds up and those airways lock down,it can be very painful. The other possibility is something called Costochondritis. A fancy word for inflammation and pain (the two go hand in hand) in and around the breastbone or Sternum. The cartilage and ligaments that hold the ribs to that area get inflamed causing a lot of pain. Unfortunately, the only sure way to tell for sure and receive proper treatment, is to go see your doctor. You will be very glad that you did.Doctors have a whole arsenal or treatments,both by medication and other ways that will help you to feel better so much faster. Why suffer...Take the time and go. You will be feeling like your old self in no time. Best of luck and feel better really soon!

    Source(s): Just me...Paramedic for 13 years and Mom of four.
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  • Laura
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Its unlikely an aneurysm. Because if it has been a month you would be dead with an aneurysm. However, you describe an inflammatory process going on in your inner ear which is consistent with the diziness and clumsiness. However noise sensitivity sounds more like a nerve problem. This cannot be diagnosed over the internet. You should see neurologist as a regular family practitioner may not be able to do much for you either. If it where just the pain and diziness, a regular doc would give you anti-biotics as that is commonly a sign of a inner ear infection. But you also describe auditory hypersensitivity. Its possible you have an infection that produces ototoxic effects but that is relatively unlikely. The other possibility is it is ototoxicity due to a drug related problem. Without a list of your medications I cannot make any suggestions.

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  • 10 years ago

    Chest pains usually come from pinched muscles in the back for the pains like to follow the nerves to the front and manifest themselves as rib, chest or heart pains. To get rid of that pain you have to free up the muscles in your back and here's how to do that:

    Back:

    (do from a sitting position)

    Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly press on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.

    For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Go and see your doctor - Noone can give you an answer unless you were abit more specific? Have you injured your chest? Could this be heartburn, chest infectiom, heart attack?? A medical professional will ask all the questions and diagnose this for you

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  • 10 years ago

    It could be a hernia in the ribcage - or it could be a variety of other things. Please see a doctor today to check - you are entitled to an emergency appointment when you have chest pain!

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  • RS
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    some possibilities include gas, acid reflux, a pulled muscle or even a pinched nerve in your neck/back (cervical spondylosis)

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  • 10 years ago

    could be wind.... but do gat a check up if its persistant...

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