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pain in chest, please help

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 14, 2009
  • 10:55 AM

for the last few days, I've been having a dull pain in the right-hand side of my chest that seems to radiate into my shoulder and a little in to my back.

I'm 18, usually in good health, except about a month ago I started violently coughing all the time, so I went to the doctors and got a chest x-ray (came back clear) and I was put on antibiotics for a chest infection. The cough then seemed to go away but then came back again about a week later just as bad as it was before, I then began to cough up green mucus and after about another week the cough cleared itself up again (and hasn't really come back since).

But it was about 2 days ago, I was doing sit-ups and I twisted my body and felt this dull pain right through the right-hand side of my chest and in my shoulder. And since then I've noticed it when I lay on my left-hand side I feel the pain on my right, and I feel it when stretching the right side of my body.

All these problems with my chest have just started to worry me lately, and I was wondering if anyone could put me straight and maybe tell me if this pain is anything to worry about. Thanks in advance.

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  • please, anyone (it's been about 4 days now since the pain started)I've also noticed the pain occurs alot more frequently in my back (still right under my shoulder) whenever I bend over, and still it radiates to the front of my chests.I noticed the pain also appears in the front of my chest whenever I cough or sneeze.Sorry, I HATE to pry but I'm extremely worried...
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  • I have been dealing with chest pain for the last 7 months now and have had every diagnosis going!What you described sounds like muscular pain, especially when it appears when you are twisting or coughing or sneezing (which in itself can pull or strain muscles).If you are worried about the chest pains, see your doctor and they can rule out any major problems. In the meantime, why not try some anti inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen to see if that helps. if it does, the pain is almost likely to be muscular.
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  • thank you for your reply, it has put my mind a little more at rest (though I'm still getting chest pain and my cough has even come back).I did manage to finally see my doctor again today though, and he can't find a thing wrong with me.So I hope I can rule out anything serious in my mind, because I tend to suffer from anxiety an awful lot when I feel there is something wrong within myself.
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  • for the last few days, I've been having a dull pain in the right-hand side of my chest that seems to radiate into my shoulder and a little in to my back. I'm 18, usually in good health, except about a month ago I started violently coughing all the time, so I went to the doctors and got a chest x-ray (came back clear) and I was put on antibiotics for a chest infection. The cough then seemed to go away but then came back again about a week later just as bad as it was before, I then began to cough up green mucus and after about another week the cough cleared itself up again (and hasn't really come back since). But it was about 2 days ago, I was doing sit-ups and I twisted my body and felt this dull pain right through the right-hand side of my chest and in my shoulder. And since then I've noticed it when I lay on my left-hand side I feel the pain on my right, and I feel it when stretching the right side of my body. All these problems with my chest have just started to worry me lately, and I was wondering if anyone could put me straight and maybe tell me if this pain is anything to worry about. Thanks in advance. The pain radiating up into your shoulder/neck seems like it could be a gallbladder problem. It radiates pain and transfers pain to the upper-right hand side/under armpit chest area and into back of shoulder up to neck. An ultrasound can see if you have gallbladder disease and/or stones.If you went into coughing fits you could have bruised a rib (my bf's sister actually split a rib by coughing so hard) you could have developed costochondritis (sp?) from this. You can tell if you press the area and it hurts to the touch. Also, when your lung is listened to with a stethescope you will hear a slight rubbing noise. You also could have pulled a muscle from coughing and/or pinched a nerve in your back which is refering pain to the shoulder arease.I am going through tons of crap right now trying to figure out why I am having my chest pain and these are all the things they thought I had had but it was wrong. Oh, if you take a deep breath and it feels like a stabbing pain on the side, it could be pleurisy. All the doc will do is prescribe an anti-inflammatory like ibprofein or motrin for this. I would try 600mg of motrin 2x a day and see if that helps. That's what my pulmonologist had me do. It didn't help me because I didn't have pleurisy but this could possibly be what you have. The chest infection could have brought on a case of pleurisy as it is caused by a secondary problem like lung infection. I hope any/some of this information helped! Good luck!
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    • August 19, 2009
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