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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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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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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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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?

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

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Pain under left breast, below bra line in ribs while walking. Moderate pace. What is this? Constant fear of mi.

Unlikely MI: Mi in a premenopausal female your age is very unlikely unless you have an incredibly strong family history or lots of risk factors. There are other diagnoses to consider such as pulmonary embolism or pneumothorax and you should at least go to the doctor for an ekg and chest xray. Best case scenario - it's just muscle pain. :). ...Read more

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Constant Pain above left chest/ breast. The pain rises and then subsides. It happens sometimes and the other times it doesnt. Why it happens?

See your Physician: Are you predominantly using your Left Hand?!
Are you Athletic or using your left hand more so than right?
Also see your doctor, get it checked out. Did you have Mammogram? When?
Depend upon your age, weight, and HEART status. Please
ask your check your health history& heart status. Let me know what steps you have taken.
THUNKSOON ...Read more

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I have a constant pain which differs in severity in the luq just under my breast. I have only one kidney - left side. Born with it.?

I have a constant pain which differs in severity in the luq just under my breast. I have only one kidney - left side. Born with it.?

See your doctor: Pain in the left upper quadrant can come from many different organs including the stomach, colon, kidney or even the back. The only way to determine what is causing the pain is to do a careful history and physical examination. Sometimes tests are needed to make the diagnosis. If you were born with the pain, it probably isn't anything serious or you'd be dead by now but why not get checked? ...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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5 second left breast/chest & center of chest sensation. Not pain, more of an ache or fullness. Muscular? Esaphogeal? Cardiac? Constant cardiac anxiety.

5 second left breast/chest & center of chest sensation. Not pain, more of an ache or fullness. Muscular? Esaphogeal? Cardiac? Constant cardiac anxiety.

Many causes: Left sided chest pain can be heart related, acid reflux, musculoskeletal, anxiety, gastritis. Risk factors for heart related pain are diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, positive family history. You should get it checked. Tests like chest x-ray, ekg, cardiac enzymes and may be a stress test can be performed. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have what looks like a ringworm on my left breast. It itchs constantly, I have been using lotrimin (clotrimazole) for about two weeks and there is no changel in th?

I have what looks like a ringworm on my left breast. It itchs constantly, I have been using lotrimin (clotrimazole) for about two weeks and there is no changel in th?

Well: First of all you have to be sure it is ringworm and this is questionable since no resolution with the anti fungal cream. You did not say it was worse. I suspect you gave yourself the wrong diagnosis. See your doctor for correct evaluation and treatment plan. So you do not suffer anymore ...Read more

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Constant left breast pain swelling itchy deep gnawing lymph node pain in top side of breast whitish discharge what else could be going on besides ibc?

Constant left breast pain swelling itchy deep gnawing lymph node pain in top side of breast whitish discharge what else could be going on besides ibc?

Breast skin cyst: Swelling and beast pain usually associated with fibrocystic disease. This usually from obstructed duct near terminal end at nipple. Node pain never from fibrocytstic disease but other sources of possible infection. Finding whitish discharge probably from infected sebaceous cyst near tail of breast which would explain all symploms- need cyst resection if can be defined. ...Read more

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4 days before period. Constant dull achey pain in left ovary. Left breast has burning sensation. 2 neg pregnancy tests so far.

4 days before period. Constant dull achey pain in left ovary. Left breast has burning sensation. 2 neg pregnancy tests so far.

Premenstrual: Dysphoric disorder can be treated with anti-inflammatory medications taken the day before or the day of menstrual flow. Ibuprofen 400 mg 2-3 times daily for 3-4 days usually helps, as does Aleve (naproxen) 1-2 times daily. PMDD can affect young women as well as older ones. Pain in left ovary is concerning and will likely need pelvic ultrasound to diagnose. See a GYN or family physician right away. ...Read more

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I started having pain in my chest area under my left breast, sharp pain and in my back a week ago after each time I ate anything. Antacids gave me relief. Now those symptoms are accompanied with nausea, diarrhea, fatigue and constant back pain.

Gas/constipation or.: Ulcer, if you smoke stop, reflux can cause this or you may have a stomach virus so peptobismal is good, will turn stools black, if worse make appointment with a g.i. dr. Gas bubble can radiate to the chest. Never smoke, if you drink alcohol in excess can cause pancreatitis and similar pains so be carefull, if worse call 911 ...Read more

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Constant fear of mi. Doc says heart ok. Ekg holter ok. Tops of both breasts tingled yesterday. Woke up today to entire left breast burning tingling. Ideas?

Constant fear of mi. Doc says heart ok. Ekg holter ok. Tops of both breasts tingled yesterday. Woke up today to entire left breast burning tingling. Ideas?

Heart likely OK.: Although burning sensations in the chest and tops of breasts can be a symptom of coronary artery disease these should be accompanied by either ekg changes or changes in cardiac enzymes etc. If these are all negative then, I would feel comfortable that the heart really is ok and then, work with your doctor to look for other causes to your symptoms such as medication, thyroid, or B12 problems, . ...Read more

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Coughing and consent pain under left breast?

Coughing and consent pain under left breast?

CXR: I would start by seeing your doctor since this could be due to an infectious process or if you have been coughing vigorously, there can also be rib fractures. ...Read more