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Is it possible for you to pull a muscle coughing behind your breast?

Is it possible for you to pull a muscle coughing behind your breast?

It certainly is ---: Quite possible, to pull a muscle with a severe bout of coughing, anywhere in the chest, including behind the breast. ...Read more

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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Y do I keep getting pain in my breast feels like when u pull a muscle it comes and go could it be that I slept wrong or in it?

Y do I keep getting pain in my breast feels like when u pull a muscle it comes and go could it be that I slept wrong or in it?

I suppose so: Breast is mostly fibroglandular tissue and fat. The muscle is deep the the breast. If your pain is in the breast itself it might be from a cyst or perhaps a mass. Is the pain in one area and if you do self exam do you feel any mass or hard immovable lump? If so you should see a gynecologist or breast surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pull a muscle in my breast. It hurts when I laugh. Just finished working out.?

Is it possible to pull a muscle in my breast. It hurts when I laugh. Just finished working out.?

Kinda sorta?: Breasts don't have muscles so you didn't pull a "breast muscle." Women have the same muscles (under the breasts) in their chests that men do, so its certainly possible to pull a muscle working out. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Having pain in right center breast and top of back had a chest ray good a mamagram good. Could this be a muscle strain?

Having pain in right center breast and top of back had a chest ray good a mamagram good. Could this be a muscle strain?

Could be: Since the MAMMO and the Chest X-ray were normal that is a good sign so far. See your Doc to be safe and they can check your BP and assure it is not atypical Chest pain form your heart with a good History and Physical and possible EKG. If that is all fine too, then most likely this would be Musculoskeletal. Best wishes ...Read more

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Crushing pain under right breast came on suddenly 2 days ago, pain lessened but still there and feels like it's moved, muscle strain from yoga?

Chest pain: Crushing pain should be evaluated at er, musuclar pain in chest would be aggravated positionally and with palpation. Heart pain would be assoicated with shortness of breath and sweating. ...Read more

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Could slight breast pain mean cancer or muscle strain?

Could slight breast pain mean cancer or muscle strain?

Yes: Most cancers of the breast don't cause pain but some do, so what you describe could be almost anything. At your age is not likely to be cancer but if it bothers you enough to ask, why don't you have it checked by your doc? Hopefully it will take a weight out of your mind. ...Read more

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Intermittent sharp or dull pain that only lasts a few seconds ABOVE left breast, several inches from armpit. No muscle strain...CAUSES?

Pain in your chest: Regardless the reason crunches or muscle pain. The pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for evaluation or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Woman with intermittent sharp or dull pain that only lasts a few seconds ABOVE left breast, several inches away from armpit. No muscle strain, CAUSE?

Chest pains: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for re-evaluation or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...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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How do I treat an intercoastal muscle strain? Swollen & pain. It is in the muscles below my breast. Had clear xray and ct scan so not sure what to do.

Not much to do.: Usually these types of strains are self limiting but can last for three to six weeks, depending on severity. Intermittent cold applications to the area often times eases the pain. Rest and discontinuing of strenuous activity will certainly help. Medications like ibuprofen or muscle relaxants can also help. A trip to your physical therapist may be beneficial in speeding things up. ...Read more

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Having some pretty bad upper back pain and im also feeling pain in my chest for the past 10 hours should I be concerned or did I just pull a muscle?

In your age group: Serious conditions like heart attacks are unlikely, but you need an evaluation by a physician to make a diagnosis. It could still be something bad like a blood clot, gallbladder disease, stomach ulcer. Get checked out! ...Read more

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I pushed out a heavy refrigerator to clean under it and now the sides of my breasts hurt...Could I have pulled a muscle?

I pushed out a heavy refrigerator to clean under it and now the sides of my breasts hurt...Could I have pulled a muscle?

Muscle strain: It sounds like you strained the intercostal muscles (between the ribs)under the breasts. ...Read more

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How does it feel if I've pulled a muscle under my breast?

How does it feel if I've pulled a muscle under my breast?

Sore?: Usually a pulled muscle will result in pain when that muscle is contracted or pressure is applied. Did you injure yourself? Can you apply pressure to the muscle and feel pain? Pulled muscles will hurt for a while and then feel better. But they can easily be reinjured. Ibuprofen or aspirin work well for pulled muscle. If not getting better or if getting worse see your MD ...Read more

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Did P90X and for the first night that involved a lot of push up and pull ups. By exercising the chest muscles will my breasts shrink?

Did P90X and for the first night that involved a lot of push up and pull ups. By exercising the chest muscles will my breasts shrink?

No: The breast is not a muscle but rides on top of the pectoral muscles. Build the muscle up and it may make them seem larger. ...Read more

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Have pulled a muscle under my right breast which hurts if I press on it?

Have pulled a muscle under my right breast which hurts if I press on it?

Myositis: Is a general term for inflammation of the muscle due to trauma. Proper rest, moist heat, NSAIDs OTC for pain control and passive stretching will resolve the condition in 10-14 days. If concerned see your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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Wondering why I have a tight sensation on the chest inbetween the breasts, could the possibly be muscle related as I did lat pull downs on friday?

Wondering why I have a tight sensation on the chest inbetween the breasts, could the possibly be muscle related as I did lat pull downs on friday?

Certainly possible: The pectoralis major muscle bellies originate from the anterior chest wall just off the edges of the sternum. A chest workout may certainly cause some local muscle-bone interface pain and discomfort between 1-3 days after a workout. This muscular pain should steadily resolve. If the discomfort feels deeper than your chest wall or does not show improvement in 3 days, see your pcp. Nsaids may help. ...Read more

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I think I pulled a top rib muscle coughing (sarcoidosis), how long does it take to heal? What can I do coughing kills even hurts to touch breast.

I think I pulled a top rib muscle coughing (sarcoidosis), how long does it take to heal? What can I do coughing kills even hurts to touch breast.

Chest pain: If you've inflammed an intercostal muscle or a chest wall muscle it can take some weeks to heal. Your chest is constantly moving with respiration and coughing irritates it also, both slow healing somewhat. You might be able to take Ibuprofen to make things more comfortable. It is isn't improving should see your doc. ...Read more

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Pain on my left side above my breast that feels like a pulled muscle It last for a few days and it has happen 3 different times in the past year?

Pain on my left side above my breast that feels like a pulled muscle It last for a few days and it has happen 3 different times in the past year?

Probably: muscle pain as you said. But sometimes it could be thrombosed blood vessel, or less likely breast tumor. Have a doctor look at it. ...Read more

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33 f healthy 2 days now pain sometimes above breasts when I breathe out hard and when I move sometimes. I have asthma but I feel great muscle pulled?

Possible: You can pull muscles by coughing hard. Do you feel your asthma is controlled? Take some pain medicine - Motrin and related are best if your asthma can tolerate it, if not then tylenol; if it doesn't get better, consult a doctor as it may be something else. ...Read more

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Pain beside breast under armpit, could it be a pulled muscle?

Likely: If pain persists get checked. See a pcp if there is a lump. Use nsaids for a few days to see if there is relief. ...Read more

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Can a pulled shoulder muscle cause pain in breast?

Yes: Yes. However if using nsaids pain does not go away, get checked by doctor. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of breast and upper shoulder could this be a pulled muscle?

Pain on left side of breast and upper shoulder could this be a pulled muscle?

Maybe: Breast pain could reflect pain coming from an underlying muscle, pain of a deflated lung, referred pain from a heart issue... It all depends on your associated symptoms and physical exam... Go and see your doc for an eval. ...Read more

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I have been having an on and off sharp minor pain in upper right portion of left breast. Could this be a pulled muscle?

Yes: Yes it could be a pulled muscle but I would advise you to see your doctor to figure this out. ...Read more

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Having a sharp pain in my left breast that only happens when I am leaning over, could it be a pulled muscle?

Unlikely: You describe a positional chest wall pain. This often comes from the back (spine and ribs) not muscle.
See your physician for a spinal exam and to consider working with a physical therapist to work on stretching and postural exercise. ...Read more

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Have pain like a pulled muscle behind left breast. Did not do anything to injury myself but pain can be felt in my back same spot.

Have you had a mammo: Well could be just a pulled muscle. Do you exercise? If the pain feels deep in the breast may be good idea for you to have a mammogram. Best to be checked ny your doctor ...Read more

Dr. Rohit Keswani
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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