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Chest Pain On Right Side Above Breast
Pleurisy: This is termed "pleuritic" pain, meaning pain originating from the lining of the lungs (called the pleura). Common causes of pleurisy are infections of the lung's lining (e.g., viruses), bacterial infections of the lung (pneumonia), blood clots in the lung's blood vessels (pulmonary embolism), tumors, blood in the pleural space caused by trauma to the chest, etc. See your doctor. ...Read more
I have chest pain on the right side above my breast whenever I take a deep breath. I cannot think of anything that could of caused it.?
Pulls and Pleurisy: The usual explanation in someone your age is a simple strain of an intercostal muscle, but inflammation of the linings around the heart or lung can cause this as well. You haven't specified what type of pain, but I suppose some injury to the ribs and/or cartilage could do it as well. See your doc to discuss. ...Read more
Experiencing chest pain, right side near breast and above pain is there sometimes or stabbing pain on movements what could this be?
Costochondritis: In people your age group w/similar symptoms, costochondritis is the likely cause. Costochondritis is inflammation & spasm of the muscles of the rib cage. This can be caused by injury or stress. Anti-inflammatories & warm compresses are the main treatment for this. However, if your pain doesn't improve or worsens or is accompanied by shortness of breath or palpitations seek treatment immediately. ...Read more
I have servere chest pain on right side just under breast, it is really intense, can't breathe, helps to put pressure on it?
Intercostal pain: Most likely you have muscular pain arising from the intercostal muscles (muscles between your ribs) or the costochondral junctions (a form of arthritis), but it's possible that you have actual pleurisy (usually would not improve with compression), regardless, the treatment is an anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen and avoiding deep breaths for a few days. Heat may help too. ...Read more
I have heartburn like chest pain on right side under my breast that goes to my back I've had a scan and all was clear but it's getting worse?
Need more info: There can be several causes of the pain you describe including gall bladder, pancreas, heart, kidney and liver. You mentioned a scan but again there are several which look at different things. Some of these things can be serious. I would see a doctor as soon as you can. Sometimes it can take more than one visit to figure a problem out. ...Read more
Last night 1 stabbing chest pain in sternum from breastline straight up. Today pain on right side above breast. PCP says heart ok. See cardiologist? HELP!
Headaches everyday. Breast/chest pain. Sharp pelvic pain on right side. What could this be? Last period ended 2 or 3 days ago.
Check with doctor: You appear to have a condition involving multiple organ systems and need to consult your doctor to rule out a systemic disease (particularly an autoimmune one). ...Read more
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
I have chest pain on the right side of my breast and my chest looks purple around my chest. What's wrong?
Sounds like a bruise: To me. The breast is tender tissue and you could be bruised from just a ball or minimal injury. If the pain is mild you could apply a heating pad and see if it gets better, turns yellow and goes away. If pain is severe, you may have a rib injury and should be seen (especially if at all short of breath). Ask Mom to help! ...Read more
Chest pain r side above breast and breast area x3 weeks. 24 yo. Have hpylori inf. Shortness of breathx1 day. What could this be? Help!
Hard to say: Right sided chest pain is usually: muscular, arthritic, pneumonic, pleural, biliary, hepatic, gastric or duodenal in origin. You need a thorough history and physical followed by a few select tests to determine the cause. I see you had a chest x-ray. Normal? Was it today? Since you've been breathless 1 day, it may need to be repeated now. Fever? Cough? Phlegm? Hurt to breathe? Hurt after meals? ...Read more
What could cause mild intermittent chest pain on both sides above breasts? (more like the upper portion of breast but pain is below breast tissue.)
Cardiac eval: You need to call your primary care for a cardiac evaluation. ...Read more
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?
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
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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?
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
Chest pain that remains on the left side near breast, comes and goes and is very out of the blue. Feels like a dull ache.?
I have chest pain. Is above my breast, left side and only feel the pain when I take deep breath. It happen on and off. Worry.?
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
I've been having throbbing chest pain on the left side right under my breast. It throbs worse when I bend over or change positions. What can it be?
Hiatal hernia?: Recommend talking to your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I am having really bad chest pain right above my breast on my right side every time I turn or move my right arm?
Many possibilities: Depending on age, medical condition, activities, it could be many things. Muscle strain, even with "minor" trauma could do this. A cracked rib is possible. Rarely it could be referred pain from the neck or mid back. If it worsens or continues, see your primary provider for an assessment. ...Read more
I keep having chest pain in the right hand side of my chest its underneath the breast and in between the breasts what could this be?
If the chest pain is:
1. Aggravated by deep breathing, it could be either musculoskeletal or pleural pain (from the membrane surrounding the lungs).
2. Made worse by exertion and relieved by rest, it could be heart-related.
3.Associated with a place on the chest that's tender to touch, it's in the chest wall (ribs, cartilage, muscles). ...Read more
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
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
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
I have a chest pain on the right side. Upper right of my breast. It hurts when I lift up an objects and when I turn around or even when I'm going to stand from bed. It connects on my arm and armpit.
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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