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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

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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