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Laurel, MT
A 29-year-old female asked:

catching dull annoying pain below left breast inside rib cage?

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Dr. Gavin Noble
Cardiology 22 years experience
Probably muscle: At age 29 it's probably muscle pain or a cramp. It could be a heart rhythm issue or lung infection depending on other symptoms. If it continues, please see your doctor.

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A member asked:

Why do I have a pain under my left breast going toward the middle?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
May possibilities: Worse with deep breath? Worse with movement? Worse with exercise? Affected by meals? It can be anything from costochondritis (rheumatism), to acid reflux, to serious issues like pleurisy, blood clots or your heart. Your age and risk factors would help narrow it down. You should see your doctor.
A member asked:

Why do I have a pain under my left breast, like pinching?

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Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Pain in the breast.: Pain inthe breast may be benign lesion but again it may be a malignant tumor.Seek the help of a good surgeon who will investigate your problem well.
Waterford, CT
A 36-year-old female asked:

I have a pain under left breast and rib cage. It seemed to have come on after eating but will not go away any suggestions?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Taj Jiva
Dr. Taj Jiva answered
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Need to see Doc: We consider all the organs in that part of body, which is stomach, so you have to consider gastritis, peptic ulcer disease etc. Other organ is lung, so that pneumonia, pleurisy may be a problem if accompanied with fever, chills, sweats, cough and discolored sputum. It could be muscles, rib, cartilage. Hence, to find the proper cause, further work by doc is indicated.
Dr. Taj Jiva
Dr. Taj Jiva commented
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Provided original answer
Cardiac diseases needs to excluded too.
Oct 23, 2012
Mesa, AZ
A 46-year-old female asked:

Hello. I have this pain under my left breast in my ribcage. To breathe in a full breath is painful. What could this be?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
Likely musculoskelet: Description sounds musculoskeletal especially if it can be reproduced w palpation. Pleuritic or pericarditic pain might also be a consideration for sharp pains on inspiration. Antiinflammatories usually help musculoskeletal causes, and doctor eval with cxr/echo might be needed to eval deeper areas of inflammation in lungs/pericardium.
Bridgewater, NJ
A 57-year-old female asked:

My normal pulse rate is 73-78. Since having pericardial window 3 weeks ago rate has been 94-99. Still winded and pain under left breast. Why?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Depends. : There are many causes of pericardial effusion, some of which might require a window for treatment and/or prevention of recurrence. Depending on the underlying cause or possible complications, pain might occur/persist afterwards which can be worse with breathing and may therefore contribute to shortness of breath. I would recommend follow up with your physician.

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