• laura laura
    January 25, 2010
    Sharp pain in right chest?
    laura laura
    January 25, 2010

    I am getting a sharp stabbing pain on the right side of my chest. It only lasts a few moments, then goes away. What could it be?



  • MonicaRD
    Health Pro
    January 25, 2010
    Health Pro
    January 25, 2010

    Hi Laura,

    I suggest you go to the emergency room or see your physician immediately. A sharp pain in the chest can be a symptom of heart attack in women or it could be a symptom of a blood clot or pneumonia.  Only your doctor will be able to give you a diagnosis, even if it is something else completely.  Here are some links that might be useful to you:

    Sharp Chest Pain

    Stress and Heart Disease

    Heart Attack Symptoms in Women


    Best of luck,

    Monica M. Skidmore, MS, RD, LDN




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