Sharp pain right underneath my right breast.
I am having a sudden attack of very sharp pain that seems to be solely located right underneath my right breast. It feels like it's under my ribs. It's hard to breathe normally without it hurting. I'm also sick right now so I don't think that's helping anything. The sharp pain has lasted almost 2 hours now. It started out with a very short (3-5 second) sharp pain that would go away, and just yesterday started doing something new. The pain is on my right side, just under my ribs. If I slouch or curl up, the pain goes away, but if I sit up straight, or try to breathe deeply, it comes back. also, I've found that if I'm lying on my right side, the pain is completely gone, whereas if I lie on my left side, it hurts really bad. I'm not sure what I should do and where it all came from. Please help.
@elia Hello, Have you had any fever, chills, productive cough, etc? Is the pain worse with inspiration when you take a breath in, and shortness of breath, etc? It could be Costochondritis. Costochondritis is a common cause of either sharp or dull pains under your right breast. It is the inflammation of the breastbone. There are no other symptoms like fever but it can be caused by muscle strain or injuries. Another cause of pain under your right breast could be gallstones or kidney stones. The gallbladder is an organ found on the right side of the body. Gallstones could block the flow of bile causing much gallbladder pain and leading to gallbladder infection. Kidney stones, on the other hand, could block the flow of urine which can cause pain that travels to the area under the right breast. Also, In most cases, pain occurs under the right breast, especially if you have an anxiety attack, a panic attack, or if you are hyperventilating. The more effort you exert in breathing, the more your muscles around your chest get strained resulting in sudden chest pain. chest pain on the left side is associated with a heart attack. Chest pain on the right side is less likely to be provoked by a heart attack and may be caused by other conditions such as injuries or inflammation. Pain under the rib cage might be caused by an injury, a muscle strain, or some illnesses. Please consult your doctor. They can provide medical advice that is helpful. Thank You!