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What is the reason for constant pain in the chest?

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Answered by

Dr. Divakara. P

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At May 11, 2017
Reviewed AtMay 10, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I used to have right-sided chest pains, only when I sleep on my side. But since today, I feel a constant pain in my chest. Why am I having constant chest pain? Should I be worried?

Answered by Dr. Divakara. P

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for posting your query. Right-sided chest pain could be due to a muscle catch, pleurisy, gastritis, lung infection, stones in the gallbladder, and liver problem. I need more information on the pain, 1. Since how long it is paining? 2. How is the pain? Is it burning, pricking or catching? 3. Is the pain localized to the chest or does it radiate to the abdomen or back? 4. Do you have a cough or breathing difficulty? Kindly revert with these details.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Thank you for replying. I have these chest pains since a month. It is a catching kind of a pain and it is localized to the chest. I do not have a back pain. But I do have a very mild cough.

Answered by Dr. Divakara. P

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com. Pain from a month is unlikely due to a muscle catch unless your sleeping position is abnormal. If you are sleeping in normal position and if you are not riding a two-wheeler every day for more than four hours, then I do not consider it to be a muscle catch. It has to be something in the chest, the presence of a cough also supports it. It could be pleurisy, that is the inflammation of the lung covering, or a lung infection. I would recommend you to get a chest x-ray done and revert with the report. Till then, I suggest you try using tablet Zerodol-MR (combination of Aceclofenac, Paracetamol, and Tizanidine), two times a day. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines after their consent.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Divakara. P
Dr. Divakara. P

Internal Medicine

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