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I am having on/off chest pain on the left side above the breast that gets worse the more try to breathe & pain/weakness radiating down left arm-worry?

I am having on/off chest pain on the left side above the breast that gets worse the more try to breathe & pain/weakness radiating down left arm-worry?

Anything: Chest pain 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. ...Read more

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Chest pain on left side breast up under it and it comes and goes fit instance its bad when I drive a car could this just be aniexty stuck in my head?

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Chest pain on left side breast up under it and it comes and goes fit instance its bad when I drive a car could this just be aniexty stuck in my head?

May or may not be: If you do not have any cardiac risk factors, your symptoms may be of concern and needs to be investigated. Otherwise, the symptoms may be due to some other cause, your doctor may be able to help you. ...Read more

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Chest pain on left side of breast mainly in certain positions I sit to drive or walk its close to abdomen ekgs fine?

Atypical or non card: The fact that u can bring the CP with positions speak strongly against cardiac cp. Likely musculoskeletal or referred pain. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain on left side behind breast and going thru to the back. Ekg was normal. Bad edema pain worsens whe breathing in?

Pleuritic pain?: It could be part of your left lung that is sticky and rubbing against your chest wall causing pain. Taking nsaids may help reduce the symptoms. However, you always need to rule out cardiac causes! The best option is to have a multifunction cardiography test. Http://en. M.wikipedia. Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram ekg is notoriously inaccurate for women with disease! ...Read more

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What is the best (fastest) treatment for possible Costochondritis? Suffering with chest pain on left side, breast bone & sternum.

What is the best (fastest) treatment for possible Costochondritis? Suffering with chest pain on left side, breast bone & sternum.

Pinpoint the source.: Find a doctor who will locate the exact source of your pain. X-rays and possibly CT can show if anything obvious is going on there. Injection of steroid can sometimes relieve pain. ...Read more

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Chest pain on left side of Breast that comes and goes feels like a burning sensation or stabbing I had blood work and EKG two months everything was ok?

Chest pain on left side of Breast that comes and goes feels like a burning sensation or stabbing I had blood work and EKG two months everything was ok?

Fold in the pleura?: Texidor's twinge. If this feels like it's a stabbing pain and worse when you breathe in, this is fairly common and utterly trivial. I believe it's the result of a fold in the pleural membrane; fill your lungs with as much air as possible and it vanishes. Or this may be some other minor pleural or other chest wall problem. If you're not short of breath or suffering palpitations, you're OK. ...Read more

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I've had a productive cough for nearly 6 months, as well as chest pain on left side of breast bone. 27 year-old male, who smoked for a year. Cancer?

I've had a productive cough for nearly 6 months, as well as chest pain on left side of breast bone. 27 year-old male, who smoked for a year. Cancer?

Possible, but doubt: Lung cancer can occur in 27 yrs old who smokes, but chance is very low. Even if it is cancer, not likely from smoking at this point. If having lung cancer is causing severechest pain, you likely have other symptoms as well. Wt loss, fatigue/malaise, coughing, night sweat etc...So, your symptom of pain likely musculoskeletal strain/sprain. Please see doc for eval. U should stop smoking! Good luck. ...Read more

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Mild random chest pain on left side of chest. Usually under breast. Almost feels like ribs. Had EKG, bw, stress test, ECHO and xray. All normal?!

Mild random chest pain on left side of chest. Usually under breast. Almost feels like ribs. Had EKG, bw, stress test, ECHO and xray. All normal?!

Maybe it is ribs: Having all those tests you mentioned being negative is good, and seems to rule out a cardiac condition. Maybe it is a rib issue such as costochondritis. best wishes. ...Read more

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My son is 16 and has cf. 4 months ago started complaining of chest pain on the left side and on the outside of the breast. Random and varied duration?

Chest pain/CF: The pain may be from a number of different causes, including muscular, cardiac, inflammation./infection. If the pain occurs when inhaling, the pain may be pleuritic and related to inflammation of the lining of the lung. I hope that this helps. Prmg pediatric respiratory can review his records a
fax# 858 259 9689. ...Read more

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I have chest pain on my left side near the right side of my breast at the top its really painful?

I have chest pain on my left side near the right side of my breast at the top its really painful?

Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more

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I have chest pain upper left side under breast i`m 53 years old had this pain for 2 days, should I go to hospital?

I have chest pain upper left side under breast i`m 53 years old had this pain for 2 days, should I go to hospital?

Anything: 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. ...Read more

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Is it true chest pain in the center of the chest is more likely to be cardiac in nature then pain on the left side (breast area)?

Is it true chest pain in the center of the chest is more likely to be cardiac in nature then pain on the left side (breast area)?

Not really: But, historically a pressure type retrosternal chest pain associated with activities and better with rest is typical for angina. But as we get older and with female diabetic patients, less typical become typical. I take chest pain very seriously, specially if associated with chd risk factors. Evaluation asap. ...Read more

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I have left sided pain under my rib cage with burning in left breast and chest pain.

I have left sided pain under my rib cage with burning in left breast and chest pain.

Many causes: Most concerning left sided pain is associated with the heart, but many other causes include trauma, costochondritis, anxiety, stress, gastroesophageal reflux, and sometimes from abdominal organs such as bowel. Stomach, gall bladder, etc. In the chest pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, collapsed lung etc. You should consult physician for physical examination and testing if appropriate. ...Read more

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Chest pain left side near breast for a month now hurts back to aswell as arm feel it more when relaxing also have heavy heartbeat sometimes. Im19 btw?

Chest pain left side near breast for a month now hurts back to aswell as arm feel it more when relaxing also have heavy heartbeat sometimes. Im19 btw?

Chest xray: It is unlikely that you have angina/heart disease given your age and fact that this is constant and for a month. You don't mention breathing, cough, sputum, fevers. Have you had some sort of trauma? Is it positional, reproducible by pressing? You might have pneumonia, or inflammation/damage to major blood vessels or if it is superficial it is musculoskeletal and needs time to heal. ...Read more

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I am having intermittent chest pain on my left side. Underneath my left breast. Pain is pretty sharp. Could this be my heart?

I am having intermittent chest pain on my left side. Underneath my left breast. Pain is pretty sharp. Could this be my heart?

Chest pain: Among the many possible causes of chest pain are inflammation of muscles or cartilage, reflux of stomach contents, lung disease and heart disease, the latter two including blood clot in the lung and heart attack. Best to see your doctor for complete examination. Sudden onset of chest pain warrants emergency evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden, moderate to severe right-sided chest pain? It is worse with taking a deep breath and gets worse after pressing on my chest. It hurts along my sternum and in the middle beneath my breast. The left side does not hurt.

What can cause sudden, moderate to severe right-sided chest pain? It is worse with taking a deep breath and gets worse after pressing on my chest. It hurts along my sternum and in the middle beneath my breast. The left side does not hurt.

R/O PLEURITIS: PLEURITIS=inflammation of the lining of the lung and Pericarditis = inflammation of the lining of the heart can both cause referred shoulder pain. As well as a PE=Lung blood clot. You need a full exam lab testing CXR/EKG/Shoulder X-ray to evaluate your symptoms. Please seek prompt medical attention for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I'm having chest pain on my left side under my breast and dizziness and sometimes numbness of my left arm. What could this be?

Heart Condition: Chest pain on the left side with numbness in the left arm and dizziness could possiblys signal a medical emergency. At the worst, this could be an impending heart attack. At best, it could be angina which is still a heart condition that could lead to worse outcomes including death. My suggestion, visit your local er if this continues to occur. ...Read more

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Left side chest pain over the breast on and off since last year all heart test and X-rays normal hurts when I move or lay on my side?

Left side chest pain over the breast on and off since last year all heart test and X-rays normal hurts when I move or lay on my side?

Chest wall: Glad the tests are normal so far. The most likely cause is chest wall (muscles) or breast, or scar tissue from your prior heart surgery. If your heart doctor says it is safe, a therapeutic trial of an antiinflammatory like naproxen might be useful. Have you had a mammogram recently? ...Read more

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Intermittent left side sternum pain/left breast/left upper chest pain. Pain only lasts a few seconds. Upper back /shoulderblade pain for 8 months.

See details: These symptoms are nonspecific and cause have several causes. See a doctor and have it evaluated if you are concerned. It does not sound like a serious issue to me. ...Read more

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Chest pain, more like burning sensation on my left side just under my breast. Difficult breathing. Should I be worried? Am asthmatic for 11yrs now..

Chest pain, more like burning sensation on my left side just under my breast. Difficult breathing. Should I be worried? Am asthmatic for 11yrs now..

Yes: You should get this checked out even though at your age heart disease or cancer is not common. Wonder you may be having a case of shingles in which case a skin rash will soon develop. ...Read more

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Left side of chest has felt uncomfortable for a week (can't tell if just chest pain or breast too). Weird chest spasms & fast heart beat, serious?

Left side of chest has felt uncomfortable for a week (can't tell if just chest pain or breast too). Weird chest spasms & fast heart beat, serious?

Time to see a doctor: Chest discomfort, weird chest spasms, or a new fast heart rate are signs that that she should talk with her doctor right away or go to the E.R. She should not drive herself (have someone else drive, or use ambulance). If it turns out not to be an abnormal rhythm, myocarditis, anxiety attack symptoms, a collapsed lung, or pneumonia, the E.R. will be able to start treatment quickly. ...Read more