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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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Just want to check, is it normal to have mole on the nipple of left chest for man?

Just want to check, is it normal to have mole on the nipple of left chest for man?

Could be normal: A mole is simply a collection of cells called melanocytes. It can be normal, but should be checked out if it changes in size, becomes painful, bleeds or ulcerates, or basically does anything to become different than it currently is. If there is any discharge from the nipple itself, definitely get it looked at. ...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

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ALL NIGHT I KEPT WAKING UP WITH A SHARP PAIN IN MY CHEST BELOW MY LEFT NIPPLE AND STILL GOT IT WHEN I BREATH IN DEAPLY?

ALL NIGHT I KEPT WAKING UP WITH A SHARP PAIN IN MY CHEST BELOW MY LEFT NIPPLE AND STILL GOT IT WHEN I BREATH IN DEAPLY?

Time to get seen: Pain with breathing is usually associated with a lung problem like pneumonia, pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung), or viral infections. You should get checked out by a physician today. ...Read more

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Over last couple days been having sharp pain on left side if chest below nipple it last 10secs or so and happens mulitple times what could cause it?

Over last couple days been having sharp pain on left side if chest below nipple it last 10secs or so and happens mulitple times what could cause it?

Heart: A 40's male with left sided fleeting chest pain should have one concern - the heart. As doctor's we commonly think of the worst, and so as not to miss the diagnosis. See a doctor and have a stress test. This is the most important concern you should have right now. If this is not the problem, you will have plenty of time to investigate other causes. ...Read more

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Dull pain, only left side of chest, at nipple. Ongoing 12 hrs. Every 30 secs, deep dull pain rises, tightening, then subsides with a "gurgle" feeling?

Dull pain, only left side of chest, at nipple. Ongoing 12 hrs. Every 30 secs, deep dull pain rises, tightening, then subsides with a "gurgle" feeling?

Go to the ER: If you're coughing, you could have bronchitis or (with the gurgle) pneumonia. The gurgle could also be reflux. Chest pain can be from muscle strain or cartilage irritation. However, even a young man can develop a blood clot in the lung or (rarely) heart disease. Pain every 30 seconds for 12 hours should cause you to go to the ER for an evaluation, just to make sure it isn't dangerous. ...Read more

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I feel left side nipple and chest pain, while drinking water?

Prob. Esophagus: Pain that only occurs with ingestion of cold fluid/food is not likely coming from heart, but more likely swallowing tube (esophagus). If coming at other times, too, have to consider other sources. Pay attention to what else makes it better or worse: activity, position, medications; and what other symptoms are associated. If other than with food/drink, or additional symptoms, seek medical attn. ...Read more

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I WOKE UP THIS MORNING AND NOTICED A 2 1/2 " BY 6" RED LINE GOING DIRECTLY FROM MY UPPER CHEST STRAIGHT TO MY NIPPLE ON MY LEFT SIDE ONLY. I?

I WOKE UP THIS MORNING AND NOTICED A 2 1/2 " BY 6" RED LINE GOING DIRECTLY FROM MY UPPER CHEST STRAIGHT TO MY NIPPLE ON MY LEFT SIDE ONLY. I?

Exam needed: The red line is suspicious of an infection with lymphatic spread probably from the breast upwards into the chest wall. Get checked as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a slight pain on left side of chest, about two inches on my right - from my nipple, only when I laugh. What could this be? Thanks, bless.

Muscle or nerve pain: You could have a low grade intercostal neuritis. Or there could be a mechanical issue. With how your ribs are moving as you brath or laugh. ...Read more

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26, m, healthy. Having left chest pain near & above nipple region. Sometimes seems to spasm. Pain subsides w/ movement. Doesn't happen upon exertion?

Reassuring symptoms: Chest pains that are brief (lasting seconds) or directly related to movement (breathing in and out, arm movement, body position) are very unlikely to represent a heart attack or anything dangerous with the heart. Such pains have many possibilities, including muscle spasm, rib/cartilage bruise or inflammation, inflammation of the lining around the heart and/or lung. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sir my 14 yrs old son left side chest nipple little swelling and its pain slightly sometime only. Causes and treatment please?

Sir my 14 yrs old son left side chest nipple little swelling and its pain slightly sometime only. Causes and treatment please?

Nipple/breast growth: Pubertal gynecomastia may effect the majority of males as the begin their pubertal transition. Most are minimal and last 6m to a year, but occasional longer episodes do occur (1-3yr) spongy glandular tissue directly under the nipple defines the process. The area around it can be a storage area for fat if overweight.If persisting this long treatment is usually surgical. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident. The seat belt made an indention in my chest, leaving the left side numb with no nipple sensation. Will I get feeling again?

Most likely: You will get the feeling back. Your nerves got compressed by the seat belt, which is not uncommon. Without the seat belt, you could have suffered worse injuries. Heat and cold applications to the affected area may help, but time will heal it and you should not worry. ...Read more

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Twice in the last 2 months, after a night of drinking with friends my left chest hurts about 3 inches above my nipple and 2inches laterally towards my?

Twice in the last 2 months, after a night of drinking with friends my left chest hurts about 3 inches above my nipple and 2inches laterally towards my?

Alcohol related?: From the info you gave, it seems to always happen after you've been drinking. It probably would occur after you drink above a certain amount. I recommend you decease how much you drink when you go out. ...Read more

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Squeezing pinching pain above left chest nipple for few weeks now? How long does this last or how to make it better? Some doctor told me muscular bc it's only when I move

Squeezing pinching pain above left chest nipple for few weeks now? How long does this last or how to make it better? Some doctor told me muscular bc it's only when I move

Chest pain: May be costochondritis, inflammation juntion of cartilage that holds ribs to sternum (pain on pressing) or pleuradynia pain from the lining of the lung usually viral - may last 1-3 weeks. Motrin like products may help. Rarely could be mass or cardiac or clot or GERD. Should improve over time. Consider d- dimer for clot, and CT if d-dimer hi or to assess mass, troponin /echo for heart f/u/ w/doc ...Read more

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Burning sensation from left nipple status post open chest prcedure for valve repair 3 weeks status post operation?

Burning sensation from left nipple status post open chest prcedure for valve repair 3 weeks status post operation?

It happens.: From any open heart surgery you have many of your superficial nerves of chest wall injury, so burning sensation is not uncommon. It may get better over a long time, it's hard to predict. ...Read more

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My left side of chest just around my nipple hurt. It' feels heavy. And once in a while it pinches like a sharp knife. Is that heart problem.?

My left side of chest just around my nipple hurt. It' feels heavy. And once in a while it pinches like a sharp knife. Is that heart problem.?

Un-likely cardiac: Based on your description, it is unlikely to be cardiac pain. It is most likely breast tissue or subcutaneous tenderness. So if worm compression or gentle heat improve the symptoms, if not have it checked please by healthcare professional.

Can you send a picture of the site? ...Read more

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Palpitations & sharp left chest pain & random sharp left nipple stabbing pains. Pain- 2/3months, nipple pain - 1 month. Palpitations 4+ years help?

Palpitations & sharp left chest pain & random sharp left nipple stabbing pains. Pain- 2/3months, nipple pain - 1 month. Palpitations 4+ years help?

Dysautonomia - MVP: You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon. Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. ...Read more

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Male 23 lower left side abdomen numbness, tightness of chest and tender nipples?

Male 23 lower left side abdomen numbness, tightness of chest and tender nipples?

Chest tightness: Left sided chest symptoms are always worrisome, because they make physicians think of heart problems. However, if you are a 23-year-old male, this becomes much less likely. I would strongly suggest you be evaluated as soon as possible by your physician, an urgent care center, or emergency center. ...Read more

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Left side of chest is always tight. Have a lump under nipple that hurts! Growing by the day?

You need to see: Your physician as an enlarging mass always needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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Heart related or not? I have mild chest pain it suddenly hurt. When I press the point it hurt it is located in the ribs upper left nipple.

Heart related or not? I have mild chest pain it suddenly hurt. When I press the point it hurt it is located in the ribs upper left nipple.

Not heart: If your pain is reproducible by palpation is not related to your heart, but musculoskeletal. If it involves the breast area an exam would be recommended. ...Read more

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My husband has developed a sore left nipple. It is very hard and is starting to turn white in the tip. He currently has a bad chest infection.

My husband has developed a sore left nipple. It is very hard and is starting to turn white in the tip. He currently has a bad chest infection.

Men can get: Breast cancer too. If one breast is very different from the other, he might need an ultrasound, mammogram or mri.....See your physician! I do not think the nipple and the chest infection are related. ...Read more