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Pain on right side of stomach under right breast?

Pain on right side of stomach under right breast?

Could be gallbladder: While there are many things, including muscle spasm or inflammation if the cartilage of the rib cage, gallbladder pain is typically in this location, and classically is worse 39-45' after meals, particularly with fatty foods. May be associated with nausea. See your doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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Sharp Stabbing pain on left side of chest a little under the breast?

Sharp Stabbing pain on left side of chest a little under the breast?

SeekMedical help NOW: Any Chest pain, especially with a description over the computer of "Sharp and stabbing Left sided" needs to be evaluated ASAP to assure it is not cardiac in nature, etc. Seek medical attention NOW. Good luck. ...Read more

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Rib pain on right side under arm pit?

Muscular: First thought muscle strin but confirmation required dierected histoey and examination. ...Read more

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Pain on left side under breast when breathing in.

Pain on left side under breast when breathing in.

Pleurisy v costochon: You may be describing pleurisy which is due to inflammation of pleural membrane surrounding lungs. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pleurisy/basics/definition/con-20022338 & http://www.webmd.com/lung/understanding-pleurisy-basics. If pain is more centered towards sternum or breastbone, then possibly costochondritis http://goo.gl/rrSo1n (Mayo Clinic). If persists, c FamilyDoc ...Read more

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Pain on my right side under my breast in ribs?

More info: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left side under the breast?

Pain in upper left side under the breast?

Many Things: Pain under your Left breast can signify several issues. If you are premenstrual, this is normal as long as it resolves after menses. It can also point to heart problems. Sometimes, it may be a starting symptom of Shingles. It can also be sore muscles if you have done some heavy lifting or unusual exercise. See a doctor ...Read more

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Pain under my left breast and top of rib cage?

Pain under my left breast and top of rib cage?

Best advice anyone -: Can give you would be to get seen ; evaluated by your pcp. Getting anxious about it will not help, but make you more anxious. Pain there could be from a number of reasons. Take some nsaids and see the response. But you must see your pcp urgently. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have sharp pain under my ribs on the left side. Nausea.

Left abdominal: Sharp pain just below the left rib cage is often due to gas entrapment which may be in the left colon or in the actual stomach. If you feel bloated it could be gas. Drinking hot(not boiling) water helps break down the gas and enables it to be passed rectally. Forcing your self to belch only causes more gas buildup. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas buildup. If symptoms persist see MD ...Read more

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Pain under right breast? Down right side.

Pain under right breast? Down right side.

Get checked: More than likely it is heart burn or gastric related pain but at age 60 it is better to get checked especially if persists after few days . Please make it a habit to do self breast exams too. ...Read more

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What would cause burning pain in left shoulderblade, under armpit in left rib cage along bra line, under left breast, and in left side arm near bicep?

What would cause burning pain in left shoulderblade, under armpit in left rib cage along bra line, under left breast, and in left side arm near bicep?

Burning pain: Have you experienced a rash in that same area? You are describing the pain that one sees with shingles. The pain will follow the path of a nerve affected by the reactivation of the virus that causes Chicken Pox. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side chest between ribs when lifting left arm + swollen painful lymph node under left armpit?

Sharp pain on left side chest between ribs when lifting left arm + swollen painful lymph node under left armpit?

Some thoughts: A swollen painful lump in axilla (armpit) accompanied by pain on same side when lifting your arm is likely caused by an infection or inflammation of the sweat glands associated with hair follicles in axillary hair (hidradenitis suppurativa) or perhaps an irritation from deodorant. See Dr soon if you develop a fever or if the involved area doesn't improve or gets worse See: bit.ly/1yTavVt ...Read more

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Sharp pain through right breast mainly nipple area and occassionally on left. Tenderness on chest not on breast?

Possible infection: First, this is common in breastfeeding women, but you didn't indicate if you were. Sharp pains can indicate infection of the nipple or ductal system, sometimes fungal. Over the counter topical fungal cream is worth trying, but if symptoms don't improve or redness develops, you'll want to see your doctor. Chest wall tenderness is usually musculoskeletal and Ibuprofen will help. ...Read more

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Pain at the rib under my left breast?

Ibuprofen: Muscle and skeletal pain can be helped significantly with over the counter medication. If not resolved or gets worse see your clinician. ...Read more

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Slight pain on left side under rip cage?

Could be a number: Of things. I would suggest seeing a doctor as this could be anything from indigestion to an ulcer to a splenic issue. There are too many variables in that area to suggest one over another with a limited history. I hope its nothing but would suggest seeing a physician for a physical exam and necessary work up. ...Read more

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PAin in lleft side under my rib and shoulder blade?

PAin in lleft side under my rib and shoulder blade?

Could B from an--: -ulcer, gall bladder, worst is a PE, or apical lung disease. U need 2 C Ur PCP & B evaluated, as U can C there are many causes. ...Read more

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Bad back pain on left side that goes around to my front side under breast. Feels like it's under rib cage. severe pain?

Bad back pain on left side that goes around to my front side under breast. Feels like it's under rib cage. severe pain?

Intercostal: Pain that radiates from back to front , usually sharp and stabbing in character, may be related to intercostal neuralgia. This irritation of the nerve supplying each rib can be treated by rib mobilization techniques or by intercostal nerve block, which is diagnostic as well as therapeutic. In either case it is crucial to assure proper rib motion is re-established , or pain will return ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the left rib cage under the left breast?

Sharp pain in the left rib cage under the left breast?

Go to ER: Get evaluated by an emergency room physician. ...Read more

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Pain in back on righgright side just under rib cage?

Costovertebral pain: Pain in the costobertebral angle area, which is the area you describe, may have various causes and is commonly associated with conditions involving the kidney. See your provider who should be able to pinpoint the exact cause of your pain. ...Read more

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24s old - sharp pain under left breast pain under left side under rib hurts and sharp pain about belly button?

Pains: If you can see your primary doctor within a day that should be OK. If there is any delay please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. You will be examined and labs etc. may be ordered. The Emergency team will keep an eye on you and also discuss your issue(s) with your doctor. All should go well - please keep me informed. ...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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Fatigue (severe) Absence seizures Pressure in head Spinning sensation Rapid heart rate Chest pain (left side under breast) 16 years old. Please help?

Fatigue (severe)
Absence seizures
Pressure in head
Spinning sensation
Rapid heart rate 
Chest pain (left side under breast)
16 years old. 
Please help?

Neurologist: A neurologist is most likely regulating your antiseizure medication and could address the question of possible side effects of fatigue,dizziness and fast heart rates. The chest discomfort may be coming from your rib cage rather than the lungs or heart but your primary care physician can check you for that as well as check your heart rate and rhythm. ...Read more

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Im 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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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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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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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?

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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Had heamopluis influnzae now on inhalers chest driving me mad pain left side under breast and arm?

Had heamopluis influnzae now on inhalers chest driving me mad pain left side under breast and arm?

H. flu: Was the h. Flu infection a pneumonia? Sometimes, even after its properly treated, the symptoms of pneumonia can last for weeks to months - it's residual inflammation and fluid. For lingering pain and discomfort, we use anti-inflammatories and other pain meds. If you're having worsening symptoms, new fevers or you haven't been treated yet, please see your doc! hope this helps. ...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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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