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I have had right side pains under my breasts down

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Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Question: I have had right side pains under my breasts down the side and they are getting worse. I can't lay on that side. been going on for 5 days and I'm breathing hard. Had my gallbladder removed 2 yrs ago and a hernia a year ago.
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Probably the symptoms are related to costochondritis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Your symptoms seem to be related to costochondritis. It is an inflammation of the rib cage cartilage between the ribs and sternum.

I would suggest doing the following examinations to exclude other possible causes:

-A chest X-ray and an electrocardiogram (EKG)

Meanwhile, I recommend using painkillers such as Acetaminophen/Tylenol 500 mg three tablets a day.

Alternate Heat and ice compresses can also be very helpful.

If the symptoms persist despite this, you may need a stronger prescription based painkiller for which I'd suggest discussing with your doctor.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.


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I have had right side pains under my breasts down

Brief Answer: Probably the symptoms are related to costochondritis. Detailed Answer: Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Your symptoms seem to be related to costochondritis. It is an inflammation of the rib cage cartilage between the ribs and sternum. I would suggest doing the following examinations to exclude other possible causes: -A chest X-ray and an electrocardiogram (EKG) Meanwhile, I recommend using painkillers such as Acetaminophen/Tylenol 500 mg three tablets a day. Alternate Heat and ice compresses can also be very helpful. If the symptoms persist despite this, you may need a stronger prescription based painkiller for which I'd suggest discussing with your doctor. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.