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How long does it take for a sprain on your left chest above your breast under your shoulder to heal? I'm 17 and weigh 86 pounds and I'm 5, 6.
Seriously skinny!: You are very thin for your size. Unless this is familial you may be underweight from malnutrition. That will make healing from anything way tougher. Please get evaluated as soon as possible. Severe low weight due to poor diet can cause serious medical problems. Decrease activities that cause pain for now. ...Read more
-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more
I'm 51, 5'5, 200lbs. Acid reflux causes vomit days. Just now I wretched so hard, both breasts exploded in pain and burning. Sprain?
Hey, I'm 17 and underweight but I have a sprain on my left chest area above my breast and below my shoulder. How do you take care of it in that area?
Why does a shoulder sprain or strain cause pain under the breast? As in where underwire of bra would sit. Is it better to wear bra or no bra to help?
Pain: Have it looked at by your family doc. For exam & treatment. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain at my ribs area under my right chest when I breathe. I have not experience such pains before. Could it be a muscle sprain?
Yes, muscles are there and pulls and strains can occur.
But full story is needed.
Fever, chills, cough, smoking may lead toward a viral or other pneumonia and pleurisy.
Cancer, surgery, obesity, sedentary would lead toward clots and pulmonary infarct. Gather your facts and see your pcp. ...Read more
I have swelling of upper chest, below clavicle sternum connection from strained/sprained ligaments, how long does it take before swelling goes down?
A while: Depending on the severity of the injury, it can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months. ...Read more
Went to the docs as had bad back pain was diagnosed as having sprained my trapezius muscle. Had chest pain for 8 hours, feeling drowsy and light heade?
I woke up with neck pain and shoulder pain and have had a little big of upper chest pain. Muscle spasm or sprain?
Spasm or strain: Sprain vs strain vs spasm: a sprain is a stretch and/or tear of a ligament. A strain is an injury of a muscle and/or tendon. Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." if the muscle maintains sustained "spasm", it becomes a cramp. ...Read more
I have nasal congestion and I breathe in forcefully and now the left side of my chest hurts on deep inhale, did I sprain it?
I went to the ER for chest pain which started with what I thought was a calf sprain. They did CT scan to rule out blood clot, so is it a sprain?
Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more
Breast augmentation: Surgery is the only "tried and true" way of accomplishing breast enlargement. Very subtle increases in breast size may be obtained with use of the brava system, but large series of long term results are currently lacking. Some plastic surgeons perform fat transfer surgery, though this is often a staged approach and, again, long term data are lacking. ...Read more
Fibrocystis breasts: Fibrocystic breast disease is the most common reason for breast tenderness. The fibrocystic tissue can retain fluid which increases pressure and pain in the cystic breast tissue. Caffeine increases the symptoms by increasing the fluid retention in the fibrocystic tissue. Decreasing caffeine intake can help. Taking vitamin E supplements is also very effective for decreasing this type pain. ...Read more
Depends on cause.: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. Once cause of pain is identified - treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Not sure what you: Mean? Are you a male or a female? It might be frightening for a male to develop breasts which were large. Many women are uncomfortable with having breasts that are too small, too large, too saggy, too pointy, too sexy, too flat, etc. Some women female uncomfortable with their sexuality. If I am not hitting on your question then please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
Breast pain: Mastodynia is the medical word for breast pain. It is either cyclical or non-cyclical. If its related to your menstrual cycle it is cyclical. Other reason include benign (non cancerous) masses like fibroadenomas that grow and cause pain. Also, infection can be a cause of pain. See your doctor for a diagnosis and options for treatment. ...Read more
Different anatomy: Every woman's breasts are unique in their shape and size, along with variations in your chest wall anatomy. The distance between your breasts most likely has to do with the anatomy of the bone in the center of your chest, known as your sternum. ...Read more
Fibrocystic breasts: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breasts feel lumpy and painful which is caused by cyst formation (fluid filled areas) due to hormonal changes. Some women may have these changes without being on their menstrual cycle. Caffeine may cause the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain. This is not related to cancer. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. For persistent pain or a mass - have it checked out. ...Read more
Some of the reasons: 1. Large breasts - large breasts sag much more than small breasts from the gravitational effects --- 2. Weight loss - especially multiple weight gains and losses --- 3. Heredity - to some extent it can be familial or hereditary. ...Read more
Breast size: Very common actually. Typically this body type has a flat rear end. Barbie like. Often tall also. Picture angelina jolie (those were real!) another is jessica simpson although she's not tall. ...Read more
Dense: Breasts lower the sensitivity of mammography for detecting Breast cancer, and are also an independent risk factor for developing breast cancer. ...Read more
When one is normal..: This is, admittedly, a unique question. There is nothing medicine has to say to this either one way or the other. It sounds like at 18 you are fully normal. There is no condition or disease here. ...Read more
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more