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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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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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Was benching(exercise for chest), my left elbow gives me a sharp pain. No swelling or discoloration what can it be?

Was benching(exercise  for chest), my left  elbow  gives me  a sharp pain. No swelling or discoloration what can it be?

Several things : It could be a tendinitis due to the repetitive excercise that you are doing . There are other things like ligaments and muscles that can be the source . A bone fracture is not likely but certainly possible . ...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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My left chest lymph node became noticeable swollen within one day, there is slight discomfort but no other symptoms other than the swelling itself?

My left chest lymph node became noticeable swollen within one day, there is slight discomfort but no other symptoms other than the swelling itself?

Infections and these: Lymph nodes help us fight infection. They enlarge when the immune system goes to work. If your lymph node doesn't get smaller in a week to ten days then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause, upper abdominal swelling along with chest and back swelling?

What can cause, upper abdominal swelling along with chest and back swelling?

Cannot comment: Your symptoms are not specific enough to make a comment - is the swelling in the skin? Is it associated with shortness of breath? Any color changes? Weight? Difficulty swallowing? Normally swelling is gravity dependent, affecting more the legs and lower abdomen. If indeed this is upper abdomen, chest and back, then you should see your physician for more testing to look at the heart and lungs. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my chest bone that causes swelling around the bone and i very painful do u think it os pneumonia?

I have a lump on my chest bone that causes swelling around the bone and i very painful do u think it os pneumonia?

Lump Chest: this is not pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection of the lung itself which is inside the chest cavity. You should have this painful lump evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more