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Woke up to dull left shoulder blade pain. Then pain in left breast /chest.Pain in ribs below breast, neck, and shoulder. Doc swears heart ok. Thoughts?

Woke up to dull left shoulder blade pain. Then pain in left breast /chest.Pain in ribs below breast, neck, and shoulder. Doc swears heart ok. Thoughts?

Prob not cardiac: Unlikely cardiac given your age. Depends on your level of activity etc. Need more information. Breast cancer and pain typically do not go together if you are worried about that. This should be something simple a practitioner can help you with instantly. Had before? ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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What can cause ribs pain and chest pain?

What can cause ribs pain and chest pain?

Chest pain: I always say if you have chest pain you need to go to the emergency department. Especially since you did not give any more information. ...Read more

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What to do about inflamed ribs and bad chest pain. help!!?

What to do about inflamed ribs and bad chest pain. help!!?

See Your Doctor: Unclear what you mean by inflamed ribs. Regardless it would be helpful to discuss family and personal history, as well as other symptoms to help better determine and distinguish musculoskeletal pain from GI issues from heart and lung issues. ...Read more

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Pain when pressing slightly under right rib. Chest pain daily. Related.?

Pain when pressing slightly under right rib. Chest pain daily. Related.?

Possible: Your gallbladder and liver are just below the right ribs and can cause pain that radiates to the chest. This pain would typically occur after eating. ...Read more

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Chest pain centre of rib cage and under ribs ?

Chest pain centre of rib cage and under ribs ?

More info: need to know how long, is it better or worse with food/activity/other, are there other associated symptoms, does pain radiate up/down/left/right/through the middle. There are some dangerous causes so if symptoms worsen change or fail to improve you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Does chest pain include pain that seems to be in the ribs in the back of the chest?

Does chest pain include pain that seems to be in the ribs in the back of the chest?

Yes: Anything about that part of the body bordered by the neck above, and abdomen below is part of the chest. Your particular question refers to the chest wall. ...Read more

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I have some bad chest pain sort of under my lower left rib cage and its been constant for about a week, what to do?

Chest pain: Best course of action is go see your doctor and get checked out. It may be musculoskeletal but could also be a lot of other things. ...Read more

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Costochondritis. Sitting in certain position when I have to move i have to very slow from the chest pain will it cause whole rib areas hurt?

Costochondritis.  Sitting in  certain position when I have to move i have to very slow from the chest pain will it cause whole rib areas hurt?

Possible: Costochondritis usually heart the ribs towards the sternum but sometime can cause pain towards the sides too. It usually hearts with movement and taking deep breaths. Please see a doctor. ...Read more