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Pain in the middle of the chest closer to the left side?

Pain in the middle of the chest closer to the left side?

See doctor: You need to see doctor for proper evaluation because it may be musculoskeletal source, may be heart, anxiety or reflux as well. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


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What can pain in the right side of the chest mean?

What can pain in the right side of the chest mean?

Too dificult to tell: With that information. That could be anything from a pulmonary embolism to a rib injuries to chostocondritis. If it does not progress, cause problems breathing, or related to systemic signs like fever, then it is most likely not emergent but you should still see your physician for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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Hello I have pain in the bottom of my rib cage from the muscle at the bottom of the sternum to the left along the rib and the right.What is it?

Costochondritis: Also known as chest wall pain, is a benign and often temporary inflammation of the costal cartilage, which connects each rib to the sternum at the costosternal joint, and is a common cause of chest pain. Though costochondritis is often self-limited, it can be a recurring condition that can appear to have little or no signs of onset. Treatment options are quite limited and usually, rest, analgesics. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in the right shoulder, pain beneath the right ribs at the front of my body, and difficulty breathing?

Shoulder pain: Unsure of pain loco. 2 pains or one? Difficulty breathing is a reason to be examined by a doc and x-ray. Point of shoulder could be tendinitis. Medial to this is breast and lung. Occasional sharp lung pain with breathing, is from sticking of the lung lining called pleura and is transient not worth an exam unless persistent. A rarer rib problem can be seen in a plain X-ray. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the right side of the chest near the belly?

What causes pain in the right side of the chest near the belly?

See a doctor : Their multiple causes of right sided chest pain . Could be constochondritis, muscular strain, pleuritic, intra thoracic disorders and referred pain. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the centre of the chest just under the rib cage?

Sharp pain in the centre of the chest just under the rib cage?

More details?: Chest pain is always of concern although at your age, I would focus more on some muscular sprain. However cardiac disease , reflux disease can also cause chest pain. If the problem persists, see a doctor. This should not be ignored especially if you have a strong family history of heart disease in the family. ...Read more

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Pain on the left diaphragm and abdomen radiating to the left shoulder below the neck. What might the cause?

See a doctor: Shoulder pain: its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedist or general surgeon. ...Read more

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Left side chest pain all the time from several days. Pain can be pinpointed between the joint of rib and the sternum. Chest squeeze/long breath =pain.

Chest wall pain: Hi, if this chest pain is not brought on by exertion (walking, running, exercise) and is there all the time with movement of your torso or pushing on a specific spot with your finger, it is most likely a chest wall pain/costochondritis. Consider warm or cold compress, and taking ibuprofen like medication may help. ...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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Pain in the upper chest on the right side?

Pain in the upper chest on the right side?

Intercostal pain: Intercostal neuralgia may produce sporadic episodes of acute pain or pain that is dull and constant. The pain is often described as stabbing, tearing, sharp, spasm-like, tender, aching or gnawing. It typically feels like the pain wraps around your upper chest in a band-like pattern. The pain may intensify during exertion or with sudden movements involving the upper chest, such as coughing or laugh. ...Read more

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Pain in the right side of chest and right arm is this heart related?

Pain in the right side of chest and right arm is this heart related?

Right sided symptoms: Right sided symptoms are unlikely to be cardiac but it does occassionally happen. ...Read more

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What can a sharp stabbing pain on the left side right around the bottom rib indicate? Pain is kind of wrapping towards the back.

What can a sharp stabbing pain on the left side right around the bottom rib indicate? Pain is kind of wrapping towards the back.

Could be: A muscle pull or strain or even constipation. Since you have constipation that's highest on the list. You don't list your meds but natural calm works really well and can be titrated to desired response ...Read more

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What could cause chest pain on the right side of my chest radiating to the back?

What could cause chest pain on the right side of my chest radiating to the back?

When does it occur?: Could be many things, depends on the character, timing and what brings it on. Could be lung inflammation, rib or chest wall muscle pain, shingles, your stomach, liver, pancreas or your gall bladder. It might even be your heart if it occurs with exertion and goes away with rest (dextrocardia?). You need to have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes pain under right rib cage in back? The pain is including the ribs.

Long list: Any change in whites of eyes? Dark urine? Can be hepatitis, rib issue, pleurisy.. See a doctor if this is not very short term or getting worse. ...Read more

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Whats pain in front of the chest bone?

We have to be: Carefull, of the cardiac origin, if we adress that then most likely gerd.Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus). The backwash of acid irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes gerd signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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Does costochondritis typically move around the chest from left to center of the chest?

Does costochondritis typically move around the chest from left to center of the chest?

Sometimes: Costochondritis is an inflammation in the small joints between the sternum-breast bone - and the ribs. Costchondritis is often idiopathic - meaning we don't know what causes it, but is frequently assumed to be viral in origin. At other times it is directly related to exercise using the upper extremities or trauma to the chest. It can move around the chest, but discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes dull burning pain in the xyphoid area and to the right of it in rib cage area? PCP says heart ok.

What causes dull burning pain in the xyphoid area and to the right of it in rib cage area?  PCP says heart ok.

Costochondritis: is inflammation of the cartilage where the ribs attach to the sternum. It can cause pain you described, which is usually make worse with movement or breathing. Hope this helps! ...Read more