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Chest pain is often freaking people out. When it happens onthe right side, most people are assured that it’s not heart attack, but theyare usually still very nervous about the pain. It may happen when they bend topick something up, or when they sneeze or cough, and for some vomiting can alsoprovoke intense chest pain. The problem may arise occasionally, or happensomewhat regularly, several times a week. Patients report pain in the chest,which can be accompanied by painful sensations in other parts of the body, suchas: pelvis, back side or under the armpits.

There are many causes and different symptoms connected tothe pain on the right side of the chest, and they can be related to some heartproblems or completely unrelated. Some of the usual health issues that cancause right chest pain are: heartburn, stress, inflammation of the liver and gallbladderand lung problems.


In some people, food they eat can re-enter their mouth(which is also known as regurgitation), and this problem could also provokeserious burning and pain behind the sternum.


In some cases, doctors can’t find anything wrong with yourbody that could cause your chest pains. It’s very likely that psychologicalstress caused your symptoms. People leading sedentary lifestyle and working longhours in stressful environment can also suffer from chest pains on the rightside. Physical and psychological stress can both negatively affect your healthand provoke chest pain.

Liver Inflammation

Inflammation of the liver can also be presented withfrequent chest pains. If you happen to experience chest pain very often, it’sbest to consult your doctor and check the condition of your liver.

Gallbladder Diseases

Any problems arising in the gallbladder can lead to intensepain on the right side of the chest and abdominal area of the body. Gall stonesand gallbladder surgery may also provoke same painful sensations and theseshould be taken seriously, because they can indicate a very serious health condition.Every gallbladder problem must be checked and controlled, in order to avoidfurther complications like right side chest pain.

Lung-related Problems

Inflammation of lung membrane (called pleura), infection ofthe lungs or even asthma can cause your chest pain, too. Pneumonia is one ofthe infections of the lungs known to cause chest pain, due to the pus buildupin the alveoli. Children suffering from asthma or adult people suffering fromthe same but serious form of the disease can sometimes experience intense painon the right side of the chest.

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