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What are some reasons why I am having chest pains under my left breast?

What are some reasons why I am having chest pains under my left breast?

Could be rib: Could be anything inside the chest like heart or lung. If it's reproducible with pressure over the painful area it could be costochondritis or rib dysfunction.
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I started getting chest pains under my left breast and in the middle of my chest, what can I take for this?

I started getting chest pains under my left breast and in the middle of my chest, what can I take for this?

See your doctor: This question, and the issues it might be are very complicated. You should see your doctor for evaluation. If this is an acute issue you might want to go to the emergency room at the hospital. ...Read more

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I'm a 56 yo female recently had chest pains under my left breast. Only had it once so far while I was walking up a hill.

I'm a 56 yo female recently had chest pains under my left breast. Only had it once so far while I was walking up a hill.

A concern: Exertional chest pain is always a concern. You should see your doctor promptly, even if it's not recurring. A stress test if often very useful to distinguish heart symptoms from other causes like muscular strain or acid reflux. ...Read more

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I have chest pains under my left breast/rib cage its a stabbing shooting pain its like spasm it really intense hurt when I breath in deeply im 18?

Not heart: This may be muscular or pleurisy. It can really hurt but may be more of a type of inflammation from overexercise or viral illness that is coming on and causes the chest cavity to have pain. If the pain is below the chest cavity it may be all muscular. See the doc but would take antiinflammatories in the meantime. ...Read more

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I'm an 18 year old female and I have had chest pains on my left side for 3 days. Feels like im be stabbed under or above my left breast what is this?

Urgent care: Stabbing chest pains persisting for three days could have a number of different causes. Best to get to an urgent care clinic as soon as possible for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I started having sharp chest pains 2 hours ago at the top and around my left breast that intensified when I bent forward and took deep breaths. It was?

I started having sharp chest pains 2 hours ago at the top and around my left breast that intensified when I bent forward and took deep breaths. It was?

Unfortunately: This is tough to diagnose over the internet. You require a physical exam. Most pain such as this is caused from inflammation in the chest wall, but more serious causes such as a blood clot in the lung, collapsed lung, or even atypical angina (heart pain) are possible. If you become short of breath or the pain is bothersome go to the emergency room where it can be sorted out. Best wishes ...Read more

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If I have a tumor in my breast, can that cause severe chest pains? Fifteen yr old girl. Two lumps in left breast.

If I have a tumor in my breast, can that cause severe chest pains? Fifteen yr old girl. Two lumps in left breast.

FIBROCYSTIC CHANGES: Painful breast lumps in a teenager are usually the result of fibrocystic changes, a benign condition that can cause cysts or fibrous growths to develop. They can be quite tender, and can fluctuate in their tenderness based on your cycle. You can use antiinflammatory drugs, like Aspirin or advil, (ibuprofen) for relief, but you do need to see your doctor for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get brief chest pains in the center of my chest, under my left breast, and the surrounding area. Very brief. I can't tell if its from heart burn or not?

Possibly heartburn: You have to be more specific as to when you experience the pains, but heartburn (i.e. Reflux) is possible. Based on your age, it is unlikely that the symptoms are cardiac in nature. The pains could also be musculoskeletal. Check with your pcp, as all chest pains should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have chest pain under my left breast, what to do?

I have chest pain under my left breast, what to do?

Depends: Thirties person having left chest pain absent cough, fever, or sob. If male then needs eval for heart disorder. In either sex might reflect costochondritis, inflammation of rib/cartilage junction, which should be exquisitely tender to direct palpation. See an osteopath. If tietz's syndrome then a single cortisone can resolve the problem; provided excess mechanical activities are avoided. ...Read more

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What to do if I have chest pain on my upper left breast?

See your doctor: This question, and the issues it might be are very complicated. You should see your doctor for evaluation. If this is an acute issue you might want to go to the emergency room at the hospital. ...Read more

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I have chest pain near left breast for 5 days now, what to do?

I have chest pain near left breast for 5 days now, what to do?

Depends: Thirties person having left chest pain absent cough, fever, or sob. If male then needs eval for heart disorder. In either sex might reflect costochondritis, inflammation of rib/cartilage junction, which should be exquisitely tender to direct palpation. See an osteopath. If tietz's syndrome then a single cortisone can resolve the problem; provided excess mechanical activities are avoided. ...Read more

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Chest pain, pain below left breast. I'm scared because of it. Help?

Get evaluated: Always get evaluated for chest pain. Many causes of chest pain are not life-threatening - and fear/anxiety will just make it worse. There are several things that cause chest pain that are very serious. For this reason, you need to get the chest pain checked out as soon as possible. Emergency departments are the best first place to go if you can't see your doctor immediately ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chest pain, pain below left breast. Scared because of it.?

What do you advise if I have chest pain, pain below left breast. Scared because of it.?

Evaluation: You should have your chest pain evaluated by your physician. This could simply be musculoskletetal pain, but a cardiac cause should be considered given the location of the pain. The physician will take a more detailed history and examine you. You may end up getting a stress test and echocardiogram to evaluate for cardiac disease. Chest pain should not be taken lightly! ...Read more

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I'm having some chest pain underneath left breast....It's not severe but I'm noticing it.?

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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Middle of chest pain towards left breast. How do I relieve this?

Pain: To suggest a pain relief method more information and an idea of the cause of the pain is needed. Your description alone isn't enough to provide this information. ...Read more

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Chest pain under left breast for a month now and started from digestion problem.

GERD: Your acid reflux was under treated or you have another problem. See physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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How to treat a musculosqueletic pain. I have been having this chest pain below left breast. Sorry if I couldn't write it properly. Thx alot.

Sorry for the wait: I've reviewed your meds, all over the counter. You are attempting self-treatment of muscular skeleton pain however, since pain meds especially codamol have offered no relief, I think you need to seek medical attention, and since you have upper left- sided chest pain (a cardinal symptom of heart attack or angina) best to go to er. This is rare in a 25 yr old female, but why not have er check up. ...Read more

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I've been feeling chest pain above my left breast after I take a deep breath it feels hotn heavy?

I've been feeling chest pain above my left breast after I take a deep breath it feels hotn heavy?

See your md: Anytime you feel chest pain that you can't explain, especially if it involves your breathing pattern, call 911 or get to your doctor pronto. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain on deep breaths above left breast. Alos gurts when I press on it. What should I do?

I am experiencing chest pain on deep breaths above left breast. Alos gurts when I press on it. What should I do?

You may have: Pleurisy or an inflammation of the muscles and bones of your chest. Fibromyalgia? It is highly unlikely to be cardiac. If it persists after taking an anti-inflamatory like Aleve or Motrin you should see health care provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I started getting chest pain above my left breast recently. It's a constant dull pain that often becomes a sharp pain. Should I ignore or be seen?

I started getting chest pain above my left breast recently. It's a constant dull pain that often becomes a sharp pain. Should I ignore or be seen?

Chest pain needs to: Be evaluated by your doc. It MAY be simple muscle tightness or something more but a doc needs to make that determinations. The presentation of cardiac issues w/women is different from that of men so please don't look on the net or talk to well meaning folks because it may be mis-information. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am 22, female. I've been experiencing chest pain above my left breast. Also I have some shoulder pain (could be from working out).Should I be worried?

I am 22, female. I've been experiencing chest pain above my left breast. Also I have some shoulder pain (could be from working out).Should I be worried?

Probably: Musculo-skletal pain due to muscle spasms from stress or anxiety or inflammation of the connection sites of the ribs to the chest bone. Mitral valve prolapse is a possibility and needs to be checked. I hope this helps. If you want to talk more about this contact me by e-mail or text chat or video chat at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...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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I am 23 years old and have been having chest pain beneath and on my left breast (and on my left arm) for almost 3 months what can it be?

Several things: There are several things that can cause your symptoms, and a lot depends on your history (what makes the pain better or worse, quality of the pain, etc) and physical exam - any lumps, point tenderness, associated symptoms like shortness of breath can lead a doctor to look at the heart, lungs. Ribcage, breast, or nerves depending on your history. Please see your doc, since it has been nearly 3 mo. ...Read more

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Chest pain under left breast. Feels like the breast is tender but when you touch the breast there is no pain. Also feels stabby and pressure.

Chest pain: From the provided description it is unclear as to what potential cause should be considered, if new serious diagnosis may to be present, more details than a physical exam likely is necessary ...Read more

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I have been having really bad frequent chest pain under my left breast and around my rib cage area it stops me from breathing what could this be

You have a pain: Sensation in an area of your body were it is considered urgent or emergent to determine the cause asap. Please seek evaluation and do mot wait any longer. ...Read more

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Chest pain started 4 days ago. Its a sharp stabbing pain that started in the middle of my chest but now has moved to under my left breast & shoulder?

Chest pain started 4 days ago. Its a sharp stabbing pain that started in the middle of my chest but now has moved to under my left breast & shoulder?

Mgt: Please see the urgent care center right away, and if you are in extreme pain or short of breath, please see the ED.
These symptoms may be related to possible cardiac disease. ...Read more

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Sometime im having a chest pain but II thinks its not a chest pain at all bcos II only feel it on my left breast it feels like someone pinch my heart?

Sometime im having a chest pain but II thinks its not a chest pain at all bcos II only feel it on my left breast it feels like someone pinch my heart?

Atypical: This is atypical for cardiac disease. It is low likelihood for ischemic heart disease. However, if you have age, htn, high cholesterol, family history or smoke you should be checked further. ...Read more

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I have chest pain under my left breast. Pinching when I breath deep and move, worse lying down. No feverI take Qvar daily and had serve cough in Dec.?

Chest pain: Many severe viral upper respiratory infections are accompanied by s verse pleuritic, pleurisy or pericarditis. They both have symptoms you described and can be self limited or treated with anti-inflammatory agents ...Read more

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Dull chest pain above left breast, wheesing chest and mucus no flu symptons?

Dull chest pain above left breast, wheesing chest and mucus no flu symptons?

Might be bronchitis: Call your doctor tomorrow, you need someone to take a listen to your breathing and treat you. ...Read more

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Chest pain center under left breast. Hurts to breath and when pressure applied? Came on suddenly.

CP can be serious: This could be pain from the chest wall muscles but also could be more serious. If it lasts more than a few seconds at a time you should really call your doctor or go to an urgent care or emergency department for a more detailed history and physical. ...Read more

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Alot of burping. Chest pain right in middle by breastbone and sometimes feels like it's in left breast. Comes and goes.?

Alot of burping. Chest pain right in middle by breastbone and sometimes feels like it's in left breast. Comes and goes.?

Pain: What you describe sounds like GI gas pains. You probably are an air swallower and should try to learn to swallow less air with your food, drink and snacks. You can also try simethicone9 over the counter) four times a day. ...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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21/F Eval for chest pain full work up and echocardiogram all was clear but have sharp pain under my left breast and then after gone full chest pain?

21/F Eval for chest pain full work up and echocardiogram all was clear but have sharp pain under my left breast and then after gone full chest pain?

Not cardiac.: At ur age & gender (21F), the chances r overwhelming in ur favor that this is not cardiac chest pain (esp with a neg test). I would focus on a careful breast exam by a gynecologist & then TTYD about other possibilities like acid reflux or lung disease/bronchitis (esp if u r a smoker). Lastly, muscle strain is possible depending on activity level & which exercises u perform. GL & thanks 4 ur questi ...Read more

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Does chest pain under the left breast always mean heart attack?

Does chest pain under the left breast always mean heart attack?

No: Left sided chest pain has many causes (ribs, lungs, heart, esophagus, stomach, breast, muscular, etc.). It is best to see a doc who will ask the appropriate questions to delineate the cause of one's pain, perform an exam, and perhaps order additional testing. ...Read more

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Random chest pain below left breast bone what could it be? For about 3 days now

Asked and Answered: Please recognize that your question has been answered accurately and graciously. It is rude to continue to ask the same question here. ...Read more

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Could bruised leg from 8months ago be in anyway related to chest pain (under left breast) I'm experiencing now?

Possibly: If you have a very severe leg bruise, it is possible it might have left you susceptible to forming a blood clot in your leg. And if a clot formed and broke off and went into your lungs, known as a pulmonary embolus, it could cause chest pain. Most patients though who have a pulmonary embolus feel very short of breath, and the chest pain is stabbing and hurts more with breathing. Call your md. ...Read more