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Constant pain in upper back close to spine, pain in right shoulder on breathing. Cure?

I have a constant pain in my upper back on the right side close to the spine . when I breath in I feel the pain inmy chest on the right side next to the xiphoid process . if I hold my head down I can also feel it in both places,but mostly in the upper right shoulder . The pain in the chest wrosens when I drink anything hot.
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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The pain which you are referring as chest pain is actually not a chest pain but most probably the epigastric or right hypochondrium.

The common cause for epigastric pain is from the stomach due to acidity, gastritis or acid peptic disease. This sort of pain aggravates with coffee, tea, spices and fatty foods.

The common cause for Pain right hypochondrium is cholecystits that means inflamed gallbladder due to or not due to stone formation or liver disease like hepatitis.

Therefore, it is recommended to visit a gastroenterologist for better management. Ranitidine or cemetidine can be used for pain symptoms as on the counter available drug.

Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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