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I have pain shooting on right side of chest ,between right

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I have pain shooting on right side of chest ,between right breast and underarm, constantly throbbing, pain down right arm on underside , numbness and tingling in fingers , now getting hot flushes like a fever then going away
female 52 years old. Over weight, have under active thyroid, taking 100m oxrine daily.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

have you had this pain before.

if you are overweight and over 50, woman can have unusual presentation for heart attacks which can present as R sided chest pains.

you should go to the ER and get your heart examined.

you may need an ultrasound of your R arm pit

when was your last mammogram?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
2 years ago, also ultra sound all clear. I do extensive heavy lifting in my night job, and I am constantly on phone or computer in day job.
I have had the pain for a few weeks now, generally getting worse daily.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

sounds like from your heavy lifting, you could have strained or tore a muscle or you could have bursitis or tendonitis in your shoulder.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
pain not in shoulder, top right hand side of breast, throbbing
also have had a 9.5mm x 5.5 cm tumor removed when I was 22
What is bursitis ?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

inflammation of the bursa fluid cavity in joints.

sounds like you most likely strained an intracostal muscle between your ribs possibly or strained your pectoralis major or minor muscle.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
would that cause the pain on the underside of right arm , down to finger tips?
I have taken Panadol rapid, no effect
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

a strained pectoralis muscle can cause a pinched nerve and cause pain on the underside of the right arm.

you should see a doctor and get your muscle examined

you can try an ice pack on your chest and see if icing the area can help.