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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swelling In Right And Left Side Of Chest

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Dr. Ira Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
38 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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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.

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


Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Myron Arlen Dr. Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
60 years in practice
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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.

Dr. William Byars Dr. Byars
Family Medicine
40 years in practice
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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!

Dr. Rebecca Gliksman Dr. Gliksman
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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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.

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
8 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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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.

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz Dr. Tokarz
Family Medicine
years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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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!

Dr. Gerald Mandell Dr. Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
48 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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.

Dr. James Cain Dr. Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
32 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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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.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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.

Dr. Carin Van Gelder Dr. Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine
21 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ira Katz Dr. Katz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
20 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Keith Monson Dr. Monson
Surgery
19 years in practice
Rush Medical College
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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.

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Dr. Martin Schaeffer Dr. Schaeffer
Pain Management
27 years in practice
Medical College of Pennsylvania
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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).

Dr. Milton Mintz Dr. Mintz
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
63 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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