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Since when you are having this problem? Any breathing difficulty ? Any fever ,cough?
Any recent trauma or heavy exercising or work?
Any swelling or redness in the region where it hurts?
Yesterday had been digging a garden which was quite heavy No redness or swelling
Does it hurt to touch or press that area/
started having this problem about hour after having our meal this evening
no not much just when I take a deep breath
It could be a sore chest muscle or rib joint due to the heavy gardening you did.Usually movements would aggravate the pain.Another cause could be abdominal problem as it started after meals , which could indicate a gall bladder problem which can hurt in the right upper abdomen.
Chest infection with pain is rare without fever and cough and sputum.
pain on right side could it be any heart problems ?
Usually heart conditions manifest on the left side and rarely on the right.
my understanding this was the case but always have the fear with any chest pain
You can take anti-inflammatory like advil or motrin to see if it helps.Take adequate rest and keep yourself hydrated.If the pain persists see your doctor .
thank you for this it puts my mind at rest
I believe you have no cough or fever?
You are welcome
no have none of these just right sided pain after deep breaths
OK , just making sure there are no signs of infection.
thank you so if this was on the left side it would be a different ball game?
May be.Its difficult to predict .
But heart symptoms like left arm pain, jaw pain and pain on working or walking would be ruled out.
Thank you for your answers I just hope its down to digging yesterday
You are welcome.