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What can cause sudden swelling of the upper left part of my chest (outside rib cage)?

What can cause sudden swelling of the upper left part of my chest (outside rib cage)?

Possibly an Insect--: bite, seems the most plausible explanation; other would include a trauma to the affected site. Both these would cause other symptoms as well. Suggest you see your PCP for a detailed History and an Examination and possible need for investigations; All these elements would be required to provide you with the answers you seek. Good Luck. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...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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What would cause pain and swelling on my ribs on the left side? I have been to the hospital for it and they said it was colitis. I think there wrong.

What would cause pain and swelling on my ribs on the left side? I have been to the hospital for it and they said it was colitis. I think there wrong.

Get rechecked: Rib pain can be muscular, bony or on the surface if associated with a rash. You can always get a second opinion back at the hospital if the pain is worsening. Good luck ...Read more

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Can constipation cause swelling on the left side jus under breast area with minor pain?

Can constipation cause swelling on the left side jus under breast area with minor pain?

Constipation at guts: Usually constipation occurs in the lower abdominal area by the colon, not by the stomach that is located by the breasts. However, if constipation is chronic from reduced bowel movements/day, it can feel as if one is bloated, and that can be felt in the upper abdominal area. Consult your clinical nutritionist to how you can change or modify your diet to have better bm's, and drink more water too. ...Read more

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I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage what could cause it?

I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage what could cause it?

Must see doctor: Any breast swelling in the breast or near the breast need clinical examination , possible mammography and other tests including if needed a biopsy . See your doctor with out delay ...Read more

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What could cause a slight pain under my left breast when i cough or stretch? There is no swelling.

What could cause a slight pain under my left breast when i cough or stretch?  There is no swelling.

Heart or muscle: Either an intercostal muscle is sore, or you are having a cardiac event. Women over age 50 tend to have atypical signs of cardiac issues. Please have a md check out the heart issue with an exam and ECG if needed. ...Read more

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Is something is wrong with your spleen can it cause left upper stomach swelling and mid back swelling and around ribs?

Is something is wrong with your spleen can it cause left upper stomach swelling and mid back swelling and around ribs?

Spleen. : The spleen is located in the region you have described. When the spleen grows, pathologically of course, it tends to grow down towards the belly button, though. If concern exists, you'd need a CT scan of the abdomen. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling and pain on left side under ribs along with nausea, loose stools and pain in center just under sternum?

What can cause swelling and pain on left side under ribs along with nausea, loose stools and pain in center just under sternum?

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, infectious processes, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more

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What causes swelling under left breast with pain when coughing, sneezing, taking a breath or any movement?

Rib pain: This may not be breast pain at all. Obviously, i would recommend you get checked by a doctor. The fact that it is reproduced with cough, sneeze makes me think of muscle pain from between the ribs, or a rib is out of place i would recommend seeking out a good osteopathic physician or chiropractic physician to evaluate this pain. ...Read more

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I have something on my nipple that has cause swelling and pain in my entire left breast. I also have 13 year old implants which this one is very hard?

I have something on my nipple that has cause swelling and pain in my entire left breast. I also have 13 year old implants which this one is very hard?

Infection?: It sounds like there may be an infection or abscess. I would all and make an appointment to be evaluated and possible antibiotics, ASAP. ...Read more

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Can muscle pain underneath armpit/breast and left side of ribs cause swelling in fingers? Swelling is located on my palm under the fingers?

Can muscle pain underneath armpit/breast and left side of ribs cause swelling in fingers? Swelling is located on my palm under the fingers?

Depends: If your pain in the axilla (armpit) is related to a process or mass that blocks lymph drainage, then swelling can occur in your arm. You should see a doctor to examine the axillary area.For more information www.askyourgynecologist.org ...Read more

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Dull pain on behind left scapula at the bottom point. And left side of left chest swelling I have had it for the past 2 years 24 7.?

Dull pain on behind left scapula at the bottom point. And left side of left chest swelling I have had it for the past 2 years 24 7.?

Doctor can evaluate: A person's left chest (nor his right chest) should not swell up for no reason. So, a primary care doctor can evaluate to see what the person is trying to describe. Also, the doctor can check what might be causing the left scapula pain (they may or may not be related). A chest x-ray and other tests might be needed. ...Read more

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Started class at a gym last week. Tonight I got pressure chest pains on left side when working out. Went away after sitting for a few. No swelling.

Started class at a gym last week. Tonight I got pressure chest pains on left side when working out. Went away after sitting for a few.  No swelling.

See a doctor: If the pain was dull and brought on by activity and stopped at rest you should see a doctor. If exercise or exertion brings it back on stop immediately and go to the emergency room. Sharp stabbing pain is less likely heart. High risk chest pain: http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/whats-causing-my-chest-pain?page=4#4 ...Read more

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