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Doctor insights on: Can You Pull A Muscle Below Breast Above Rib Cage And Have A Bulge

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Left side back muscle strain feeling btr w/ muscle rub, large knot. Better now, but have a numb/tingle feeling under left breast on rib cage to back?

Left side back muscle strain feeling btr w/ muscle rub, large knot. Better now, but have a numb/tingle feeling under left breast on rib cage to back?

Muscle verses nerve: Continue to use the rub, heating pad to treat the strain. If the numbness and tingling doesn't improve, the possibility of thoracic radiculopathy should be considered. Thoracic imaging such as MRI can be utilized for further work up ...Read more

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Muscle spasms under right rib cage with something bluging like a hernia below the breast bone. Sometimes I have to push it back in. Sever pain.

Muscle spasms under right rib cage with something bluging like a hernia below the breast bone. Sometimes I have to push it back in. Sever pain.

Muscle spasm: This could be a muscle spasm. I have heard this description many times before. Hernias do not occur in the upper abdomen by the rib cage. They do occur in the middle. The muscle spasm can cause severe pain, and "ball up", mimicking a hernia. Best however to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi, I've got a small soft bulge on my left rib cage, it's 5cm below my breast, it's neither pain or moveable, it's been there for months, any clues?

Hi, I've got a small soft bulge on my left rib cage, it's 5cm below my breast, it's neither pain or moveable, it's been there for months, any clues?

Lipoma maybe: It could be a lipoma. Only way to know for sure is to see a physician. Would start with your family physician and then see if he/she sends you to a general surgeon. ...Read more

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I am having painless muscle spasms directly below my right breast near rib cage, what causes this? Could this be stress related?

I am having painless muscle spasms directly below my right breast near rib cage, what causes this? Could this be stress related?

Many causes: Are they muscle twitches? Could be fatigue or stress or mineral deficiency? They are painless so I guess they are not bothering you? Observe and if worse and gets painful then see your doc. ...Read more

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What can cause muscle twitching right below my left breast, around my rib cage?

What can cause muscle twitching right below my left breast, around my rib cage?

Various: Irritation of muscles due to overuse or contorted positions; irritation of the intercostal nerves in the rib cage; irritation of thoracic nerve roots often from compression; irritating lesions deep to the muscle such as tumors, infections, etc. ...Read more

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I have a muscle twitching right below my left breast, around my rib cage. Why would it twitch?

I have a muscle twitching right below my left breast, around my rib cage. Why would it twitch?

It Could be related: To stomach problem gerd.Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus). The backwash of acid irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes gerd signs and symptoms. Thank you. ...Read more

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I had a pulled ab muscle strain 3-4 weeks ago and last week I shoveled snow now I am getting pain under my lower rib cage. .. Is it from shoveling?

Yes: Yes shoveling snow can definitely cause strain of the back as well as abdominal muscles. It can be strenuous especially if it the heavy wet type. Usually the pain will resolve in couple of days without any long term problems. If you continue to have problems see you doctor. ...Read more

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Remedies for a strain somewhr in the chest/back/rib cage area that caused all the muscles in those areas to contract and diffclty in breathing?

Remedies for a strain somewhr in the chest/back/rib cage area that caused all the muscles in those areas to contract and diffclty in breathing?

Go to the ED: If you are having trouble breathing and chest pain, which is what you are having. There could be several possibilities, and it *might* be a strain, but it may be something worse. ...Read more

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I've been having weird gurgling in my chest (left side) snd what feels like muscle spasms under rib cage...What could it be? I have anxiety&stress

I've been having weird gurgling in my chest (left side) snd what feels like muscle spasms under rib cage...What could it be? I have anxiety&stress

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more

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I woke up last week with soreness in my left rib cage. I do stretches and I can feel it pulling in my chest and my neck also. Could it be muscles or is it bad. Could it be from sleeping weird or from dancing?

I woke up last week with soreness in my left rib cage. I do stretches and I can feel it pulling in my chest and my neck also. Could it be muscles or is it bad. Could it be from sleeping weird or from dancing?

Pulled muscle: When doing stretching exercises, or with exertion (such as dancing), it's easy to give yourself a mild muscle strain, and then the next day the area is sore. Similar pain in muscles can develop if you sleep in an awkward posture. Often in retrospect it's obvious what it was the previous day that triggered the symptoms. Usually gets better over the course of a few days. Ice/rest/ibuprofen can help. ...Read more

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How do you treat pain under left breast by rib cage?

Best advice anyone -: Can give you would be to get seen ; evaluated by your pcp. Getting anxious about it will not help, but make you more anxious.
Pain there could be from a number of reasons. Take some nsaids and see the response. But you must see your pcp urgently.
Good luck and happy holidays. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the left rib cage under the left breast?

Sharp pain in the left rib cage under the left breast?

Go to ER: Get evaluated by an emergency room physician. ...Read more

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How to dull sharp pain at left rib cage and left breast?

Costrochondritis?: If specific 2 ur ribs under the breast & muscle tissue it's a good chance it is. Rx ice nsaids & b cn if no improvement. ...Read more

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I have left sided pain under my rib cage with burning in left breast and chest pain.

I have left sided pain under my rib cage with burning in left breast and chest pain.

Many causes: Most concerning left sided pain is associated with the heart, but many other causes include trauma, costochondritis, anxiety, stress, gastroesophageal reflux, and sometimes from abdominal organs such as bowel. Stomach, gall bladder, etc. In the chest pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, collapsed lung etc. You should consult physician for physical examination and testing if appropriate. ...Read more

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I was wondering what is causing my shooting pain under my left breast where my rib cage is?

I was wondering what is causing my shooting pain under my left breast where my rib cage is?

Multiple factors: Chest wall strain, intercostal myalgia/neuritis, compression from underwire, breast issues, heart issues, nerve issues. I suggest a breast exam and a breast ultrasound. ...Read more

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Both breast tender and my left side breast every now and then today sharp pain that goes down to my rib cage?

Both breast tender and my left side breast every now and then today sharp pain that goes down to my rib cage?

Breast exam: Go to your physician for a 3 position breast exam and get a breast ultrasound. This may also be due to hormonal fluctuations. I suggest avoiding any heavy underwire or push-up bras until seen: athletic bras may help. ...Read more

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Why would my left rib cage in the bone by breast hurt. When I push on it, it hurts alot. Can u tell me why or what it could be?

Why would my left rib cage in the bone by breast hurt. When I push on it, it hurts alot. Can u tell me why or what it could be?

Costochondritis: It is likely inflammation in the rib cartilage. It may start following a viral process wih excess cough. Nsaids are helpful. The symptoms go away in a few weeks, but can recur. If symtoms persist a bone scan is in order. ...Read more

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Hello I'm 34 yrs old and I just discovered a painful lump under my left breast close to my rib cage. Should I be worried about this?

Hello I'm 34 yrs old and I just discovered a painful lump under my left breast close to my rib cage. Should I be worried about this?

Get it checked: You should have it checked. If it is not in the breast tissue itself then it may be a cyst or boil that needs to be treated. If it is a painful lump in the breast then it needs to be examined by the doctor. Those are usually benign fibrous type growths but you need to have an exam to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain near the area of top or centre of rib cage and under my breast. This occasionally happens when I breathe as it gets worse.

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I have been having really bad frequent chest pain under my left breast and around my rib cage area it stops me from breathing what could this be

I have been having really bad frequent chest pain under my left breast and around my rib cage area it stops me from breathing what could this be

You have a pain: Sensation in an area of your body were it is considered urgent or emergent to determine the cause asap. Please seek evaluation and do mot wait any longer. ...Read more

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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more