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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swelling In The Left Breast

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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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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 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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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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Swelling in left breast, collar bone, armpit, and shoulder blade area in the left half of my back. A hard bone like lump above my left breast.

Swelling in left breast, collar bone, armpit, and shoulder blade area in the left half of my back. A hard bone like lump above my left breast.

Worrisome: Based on your age I would be less concerned about breast cancer, but you describe a hard lump so this concerns me. Is the area red or painful? This might indicate infection; please see a doctor ...Read more

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Swelling in my left armpit soft not hard but pains a lot...now the left breast also pains?

Swelling in my left armpit soft not hard but pains a lot...now the left breast also pains?

See your doctor: Any swelling under armpit that lasts longer than 2-3 weeks should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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