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I have pain on the left side of my body the chest area it hurts , Its below my nipple whr the pain is, it just hurt bad that come in brief wavee?

I have pain on the left side of my body the chest area it hurts , Its below my nipple whr the pain is, it just hurt bad that come in brief wavee?

See your doctor: Pain in that area is most often related to the attachment of intercostal muscles to the ribs underneath them. It can be related to your activities, especially vigorous exercise. If the area is very tender, you could even have a cracked rib. Ask your physician to evaluate it. If he/she can define the cause, treatment should be easy. ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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Sharp pain through right breast mainly nipple area and occassionally on left. Tenderness on chest not on breast?

Sharp pain through right breast mainly nipple area and occassionally on left. Tenderness on chest  not on breast?

Possible infection: First, this is common in breastfeeding women, but you didn't indicate if you were. Sharp pains can indicate infection of the nipple or ductal system, sometimes fungal. Over the counter topical fungal cream is worth trying, but if symptoms don't improve or redness develops, you'll want to see your doctor. Chest wall tenderness is usually musculoskeletal and Ibuprofen will help. ...Read more

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24/m;casual smoker for 4 years;left smoking;pain in centre of chest located at a line between nipples;pain brought on by exposure to smoke;please help?

24/m;casual smoker for 4 years;left smoking;pain in centre of chest located at a line between nipples;pain brought on by exposure to smoke;please help?

Some ideas: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, Inflammation of the lungs and surroundings would increase with cough/deep breaths. Prescribed medicines are quite good for this and seeing a doctor would rule out moe serious issues ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chest pain, left side almost center, above nipple?

What do you advise if I have chest pain, left side almost center, above nipple?

Cardiac evaluation: Chest pain should be discussed with your physician. There are many causes of chest pain - it does not have to be cardiac, but the key to a good workup is a good history and physical exam by your physician. Chest pain should not be taken lightly! particualrly if you smoke or are a diabetic - this needs to be discussed with your doc. You may end up with a stress test. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be worried about left nipple pain and pain in the back of left chest ?

Nipple pain: This must be evaluated by a physician. Breast disease and malignancy are of concern even in relatively young patients, male or female. And family history of breast cancer is of great importance in determining what is the 'next step'. ...Read more