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What causes short sharp pain in upper right chest?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2015
Question: hello,
i'm a 66 year old male...i have a sharp pain that lasts about 4 seconds on my upper right chest...almost going across the nipple....it passes and then it feels fine.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Possibility of musculoskeletal pain is more.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
By your history and description, possibility of musculoskeletal pain is more.
So avoid movements causing pain.
Take painkiller and muscle relaxant drugs. Avoid heavyweight lifting and strenuous exercise.
Apply warm water pad on affected areas.
Avoid bad postures in sleep.
Don't worry, you will mostly improve with all these.
Please let me know
1. Are you a smoker?
2. Do you have any diseases like hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease etc?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (11 minutes later)
Thank you doctor , I am not a smoker and never have been , I still work and I do heavy lifting , I did have 3stents put in , in 2001. I take tropol , and a cholesterol reducing drug .
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get done ecg to rule out heart diseases.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Since you had coronary stenting in the past and taking lipid lowering drugs, we should first rule out cardiac diseases.
So get done ecg first.
If ecg is normal then no need to worry for heart diseases.
You also lift heavyweight. So musculoskeletal pain is more likely.
So avoid heavyweight lifting and strenuous exercise. Take painkiller and muscle relaxant drugs. Apply warm water pad on affected areas.
Don't worry, you will be alright.
But first rule out heart diseases.
Hope I have solved your query.
If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes short sharp pain in upper right chest?

Brief Answer: Possibility of musculoskeletal pain is more. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic. I can understand your concern. By your history and description, possibility of musculoskeletal pain is more. So avoid movements causing pain. Take painkiller and muscle relaxant drugs. Avoid heavyweight lifting and strenuous exercise. Apply warm water pad on affected areas. Avoid bad postures in sleep. Don't worry, you will mostly improve with all these. Please let me know 1. Are you a smoker? 2. Do you have any diseases like hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease etc? Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.