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37y-f. Being treated for acid reflux infection & myoplasma infection since 2wk. Sudden painful swelling on left side of chest, under armpit since yest?

37y-f. Being treated for acid reflux infection & myoplasma infection since 2wk. Sudden painful swelling on left side of chest, under armpit since yest?

This may be: Completely unrelated to your other issues but is certainly something that should be brought to the attention of your health care provider. It sounds like the development of lymph node swelling or an infection. Either way it should be seen and evaluated. Make an appointment for today. ...Read more

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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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Sharp stabbing pain left side of chest 1-2 ribs below breast. Started yesterday. Noticed some small swelling today that is sensitive to touch. Hurts to breathe, raise left arm, bend, twist, cough, laugh. 36 y/o male. Was driving when it hit suddenly and

Sharp stabbing pain left side of chest 1-2 ribs below breast. Started yesterday. Noticed some small swelling today that is sensitive to touch. Hurts to breathe, raise left arm, bend, twist, cough, laugh. 36 y/o male. Was driving when it hit suddenly and

Go see ur FamilyDoc: Sensitivity to touch makes me think of zoster/shingles (http://goo. Gl/TaqS6s). Without that, I think of pleurisy which could due to pneumonia. Perhaps you overdid one of your upper body exercise routines (although this shouldn't usually cause pleurisy or painful breathing). Bottom line, you need to see your Family Doc for complete & thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Have sever swelling under armpit not lump. Goes from part of arm pit down side of chest what could this be?

Have sever swelling under armpit not lump. Goes from part of arm pit down side of chest what could this be?

Hidradinitis: The most common form of armpit swelling comes from lympn gland involvement either from an infection of nodes or metastasis from chest or arm primaries.
Another cause is hidradenitis where sweat glands in the armpit get secondarily infected and can produce marked swelling. Here antibiotic therapy is employed. ...Read more

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There is pain in my right side n left side of chest n stomach n pain in both shoulder cn you tell me what it cause?

There is pain in my right side n left side of chest n stomach n pain in both shoulder cn you tell me what it cause?

Don't ignore: If this pain is more than mild and has begun within the past day or two, it could be an acute problem needing urgent attention. An example would be bleeding into the abdomen with irritation of the diaphragm, which often causes not only abdominal pain but shoulder pain. If it has been going on for a much longer period, it is much less likely to be immediately life-threatening- but don't ignore it! ...Read more

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Tingling in, what I assume to be, upper lungs. Only assume lungs because its upper right and left side of chest. Not constant, but almost daily.?

Tingling in, what I assume to be, upper lungs. Only assume lungs because its upper right and left side of chest. Not constant, but almost daily.?

Tingling upper chest: Is it front or back? Could be muscular, or even reflux or vascular. Or from impingement (nerve irritation in shoulder/ neck disc compression), or lesion or even TMJ Rarely MS. Could try Ranitidine (reflux) and motrin/aleve (for impingement/muscular) if not allergic and see if helps. Consider CXR (r/o lung/lesions) and then echocardiogram if everything else is negative F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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What are the causes of chest pain in the left side of chest?

What are the causes of chest pain in the left side of chest?

Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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What could cause pain left side of chest and back?

What could cause pain left side of chest and back?

Many, many things: That being said, ruling out cardiac is the most important thing to do. After that, it could be any number of internal issues, intercostal muscle spasms, reflux, pancreatitis, ulcers, lung issues. If its going all the way through from front to back, this is one of those areas you should have checked out just to be safe rather than assuming its a musculoskeletal issue. ...Read more

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What usually causes chest pain on the left side of chest?

What usually causes chest pain on the left side of chest?

Possibly: Anxiety can cause excess cortisol, os adrenaline secretion which can cause a number of symptoms, including dizziness, lightheadedness, rapid heart beat palpitations, chestpain, headaches, etc. Try calming yourself down by concentrating on slowing down your breathing over a few minutes if this doesn't help, see your primary provider for further evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause pain on left side of chest (sharp mild pain)?

What could cause pain on left side of chest (sharp mild pain)?

See physician: Usual causes of pain are trauma, musculosketal bruise, fx, or muscular strain.Inflammation in anterior cartilage so called costochondritis ( (viral or traumatic) can cause pain which reproduce by pushing on the involved cartilage in the front of the rib cage. Left chest pain historically associated with heart and gastrointestinal reflux.If continues see physician for examination and workup. ...Read more

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What are the causes of really sharp pain in left side of chest?

What are the causes of really sharp pain in left side of chest?

See your doctor: Chest pain, especially left sided can be the result of cardiac disease. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause shooting pains on left side of chest made worse by breathing?

What could cause shooting pains on left side of chest made worse by breathing?

Chest pain: Multiple possibilities primarily in the musculoskeletal system of the thorax. ...Read more

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What can cause a mild aching pain in top left side of chest?

What can cause a mild aching pain in top left side of chest?

Get to the ED: Chest pain, especially left sided achy pain, could be due to a heart attack... Other possibilities exist of course. Get to the emergency department and get evaluated regardless. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of dull, persistent pain in left side of chest?

See details: The 3 most common causes are chest wall issues, cardiac or pulmonary disease, you need to have this problem evaluated by a doctor to rule more serious issues. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp shooting chest pain on left side of chest (near armpit)?

What could cause sharp shooting chest pain on left side of chest (near armpit)?

Chest Pain: Several things. It could be a pulled muscle or pinched nerve, but any pain near the left side of the chest in a mail your age should be checked out. I would recommend going to an ER or Urgent Care, especially if are having an episode. ...Read more

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What would cause sharp pain on the left side of chest. I have gallbladder disease?

What would cause sharp pain on the left side of chest. I have gallbladder disease?

No: The gallbladder is on the right side. Sharp pain in the left chest could be related to your stomach, such as gastritis or ulcer disease, or it could be your heart, among other possibilities. You should talk to your doctor immediately or go the er for sharp pain in your left chest. ...Read more

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What causes elbow pain and what causes a pinched nerve in left side of chest upper?

What causes elbow pain and what causes a pinched nerve in left side of chest upper?

Unclear.: Elbow pain can come from varied conditions including musculoskeletal, rheumatological, and neurological which would include a pinched nerve. Chest pain is always a potentially very serious condition as it could represent a life threatening cardiac condition. Unless medically cleared, all complaints of chest pain should be treated as a medical emergency in an appropriate setting (e.g. Er). ...Read more

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What can cause a dull achy pain in the left side of chest? I am taking venlafaxine, trazodone and ambilify

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What can cause a dull achy pain in the left side of chest? I am taking venlafaxine, trazodone and ambilify

Dull chest pain: Not sure how long u have been on these meds. Or when the pain started, what makes it worse, or what other symptoms u r having. Best to consult your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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There is a pain on the skin on left side of chest both in back and front but seems to be on the skin, can it be any symptom for heart problem?

See a doctor: Do you have any risk factors for heart problems? Any past congenital heart disease? Pressure pain with activities? Any rash in the skin area? Did you have chickenpox? Shingles mostly happen in older patients. Rare at 31y/o. Vitamin deficiencies, fibromyalgia, to much alcohol, autoimmune disorders, burns, nutrition deficiencies. All the above are causes of skin pain and allodynia (pain on touch). ...Read more

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Discomfort in mid back, just below shoulder blades. Find it harder to take deep breaths & deep breaths cause discomfort in mid to left side of chest?

Discomfort in mid back, just below shoulder blades. Find it harder to take deep breaths & deep breaths cause discomfort in mid to left side of chest?

Neuralgia: Pain radiating from under the shoulder blade around to under the breast may be due to compression (pinch) of a thoracic nerve as it travels along the under side of the rib. Sleeping in an awkward position is one cause. The pain can be severe. It is usually a temporary problem but can last for several weeks. If OTC NSAIDS don't help gabapentin can be very effective. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp pain left side of chest, no heart problems, ?

What can cause sharp pain left side of chest, no heart problems, ?

Ribs, lung: It sounds as if you have had detailed cardiac testing and all normal. Sharp chest pain can be from rib or muscle in chest wall, an irritated surface nerve or from the lung or lining of the lung (the pleura). You can get chest pain from the esophagus, but less likely to be sharp and more likely in the center. ...Read more

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Stinging/burning pain on left side of chest more towards the middle? Can spicy food cause this?

Stinging/burning pain on left side of chest more towards the middle? Can spicy food cause this?

Sure: I can be acid reflux or GERD or some other upper GI issue. Have an exam to rule out other possibilities too. I'd hate to miss spicy food, but some need to avoid it for a time or forever Be evaluated and do what's best for you! ...Read more

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What could cause sharp shooting pain on left side of chest followed by weakness and palpitations (mild)? On meds. For UC and sacroillitis.

Chest wall or intern: There are a lot of reasons as to why you might have chest pain both surface and internal. Your physician will assess your lungs your heart your ribs and your chest wall ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause pressure in left side of chest/lungs? Sometimes spreads to under arm or back, pressure comes and goes, scary

Can stress and anxiety cause pressure in left side of chest/lungs? Sometimes spreads to under arm or back, pressure comes and goes, scary

Chest pressure,: Tightness and pain can be caused by anxiety or panic. I am not familiar with the other locations. I t is important to rule out medical causes before attributing symptoms to psychological issues. ...Read more

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Sharp, stabbing pain that comes and goes, left side of chest. Heart tests all negative. Doctor doubts it is heart related. Cause?

Sharp, stabbing pain that comes and goes, left side of chest. Heart tests all negative. Doctor doubts it is heart related. Cause?

Intercostal muscular: There can be intercostal muscular spasm sometimes with the slightest movement. Stabbing pains are not typical of cardiac pain ...Read more