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What could cause my constant pain under my left breast and major difficulty breathing?

What could cause my constant pain under my left breast and major difficulty breathing?

Get seen: Not enough info to try to diagnose BUT anytime there is major difficulty breathing - you need medical assistance asap. ...Read more

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Constant chest pain under left breast wheni breathe or lay down. Very tender to lay on or touch . Worsens when coughing or laughing?

Constant chest pain under left breast wheni breathe or lay down. Very tender to lay on or touch . Worsens when coughing or laughing?

Costocondritis : I suspect this is either costochondritis - inflammation in the joint between your sternum and ribs or an intercostal muscle tear. Less likely is a rib fracture. Much of this depends upon your history leading up to this. Have you been coughing? Have you been doing heavy exercise or lifting? Do you have asthma? ...Read more

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Please help. I can not handle this pain any longer. I have constant pain above left breast constantly.?

Please help. I can not handle this pain any longer. I have constant pain above left breast constantly.?

See a MD: It may be a breast problem or something else such as heart issues. See a md and have him/her sort out the pain problem. ...Read more

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Sharp constant pain above left breast near corner of armpit? I do exercise 5 days a week and didn't have the pain this morning. Started 1 hour ago.

Sharp constant pain above left breast near corner of armpit?  I do exercise 5 days a week and didn't have the pain this morning.  Started 1 hour ago.

Might be a: pectoralis major muscle strain from workout injury -- esp. if worsen only with arm movement. But remember to do your usual breast self exam, checking all quadrants etc. And discuss with your doctor if this is persisting. Try a NSAID to see if it gets better. Also cardiac origin to this although not as likely is important to rule out if symptoms still present. Discuss with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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If have constant pain under my right arm near my left breast, is this something to worry about?

If have constant pain under my right arm near my left breast, is this something to worry about?

Yes: Not sure how you can have pain under your right arm near your left breast...But assuming you meant that the pain is under your arm near your breast, most of the time it is not a serious thing. Caffeine can play a role, so can time in your cycle. But always safest to go get checked. Have you had a mammogram recently? Good luck! ...Read more

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I have constant pain above my left breast and in my left arm. I exercise a lot and stress a lot. I don't take any chronic medication. Should I worry?

Chest and arm pain: I understand your concern. ‘Exercising a lot” may cause straining or tearing of the muscle fibers of pectoral muscles leading to pain above left breast. “Stressing a lot” about appearance, self-image, and relationships can cause anxiety with pain above left breast and left arm. Be concerned about “Having constant pain” and see Physician for Diagnosis and treatment. See Psychiatrist for stress. ...Read more

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Left breast @9oclock: Constant pain 1 year, lump found 1wk ago by GP. US and mammo neg. Booked for MRI in 1 month. If MRI is neg, what could it be?

Left breast @9oclock:
Constant pain 1 year, lump found 1wk ago by GP. US and mammo neg. Booked for MRI in 1 month. If MRI is neg, what could it be?

Breast MRI: is highly sensitive for cancer. If MRI, mammo, and ultrasound are all negative, the chance of malignancy is probably under 1%. Still, if there is a lump, evaluation by a breast surgeon may be needed. ...Read more

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I have sharp 5 second pain in my upper part of my left breast towards my shoulder. I have constant pain in my shoulder and tingling in my arm and hand?

Shoulder area pain: This sounds like you have some shoulder area issue causing a nerve impingement syndrome with resultant tingling in your affected upper extremity that is innervated by the nerve. Start warm compresses to the neck and shoulder, try NSAIDS to decrease inflammation and call your Dr. for an appt. Good luck to you. ...Read more