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Breast Pain (Definition)

Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more


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Pain in rightside by breast and ribs?

Pain in rightside by breast and ribs?

Several things.: Breast problems may be cause . Connection of ribs to sternum(breast bone) has cartilage and inflammation here may be another cause. ...Read more

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Can fibrocystic breast cause rib pain?

Can fibrocystic  breast cause rib pain?

Maybe: It may actually be a form of referred pain. The pain is actually in your breast, but it feels like the rib. I am assuming you were diagnosed with this condition by a physician. It is a good idea to get examined, other breast diseases, such as cancer, may cause pain. ...Read more

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Pain under the right breast and rib cage?

Muscle/gallbl/shingl: Could be muscular vs. Pleurisy. Could be gallbladder, especially if worse after eating. Could be shingles. Look for rash. May simply be irritation from your bra's underwire. ...Read more

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Pain in left breast and shoulder?

Pain in left breast and shoulder?

?: Ok, what would you like to ask about that? How long has it been going on, what other symptoms do you have, what history, what triggered this, etc. Can't answer your question as it is written. ...Read more

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Pain in left chest at sternum, shoulder and lower ribs. Some extra gas.

More info needed...: Chest pain in a 48 year old male that radiates to the shoulder could be a sign of acute coronary artery disease. Without knowing anything else, this is a condition that you should have evaluated promptly. Have seen many men (and women) that came to my ER with "gas" and ended up with stents in their coronary arteries because it was not "gas". Call your doctor or head to the ER. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia causes lung pain and pain below the breast bone?

Can a hiatal hernia causes lung pain and pain below the breast bone?

Typically no, but...: A truly sizable hiatal hernia may be contributory to your symptoms. Is it fixed, sliding, para-esophageal? Before you consider surgery for the hiatal hernia and its manifestations of gerd, have you tried and failed appropriately-dosed acid blocker agents and anti-reflux diet modification? Has a ph study and manometry been considered? Does your stomach empty normally? ...Read more

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Can heartburn cause chest pain also under breast bone too?

Chest: 1-esophagus and heart are on same sympathetic circuit. Angina or heart burn can be same discomfort, 2-chest wall where cartilage rib attaches to breast bone and rib can be inflamed. Pain can be reproduced by compression. 3. Consult physician for clarification. ...Read more

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Can ibc cause stabbing pain in shoulder blade and ribs?

See your doctor: Inflammatory breast cancer (ibc) can cause pains and swelling sensations around the arm and shoulders, even the ribs, usually starts in the breast and nipple region, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can Mastalgia cause breast pain in one breast and area?

Can Mastalgia cause breast pain in one breast and area?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. In addition, you may want to get fitted by a bra specialist to make sure you have the right size, which will make you more comfortable. Vitamin e works for breast pain in some. ...Read more

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Right breast pain radiating to shoulder blade area. Family history of breast cancer and personal history of gallstones. Breast feels heavy, full.....?

Right breast pain radiating to shoulder blade area. Family history of breast cancer and personal history of gallstones. Breast feels heavy, full.....?

Think gallstones.: Although you should be always vigilant when it comes to breast cancer, if you have not detected anything like a lump on self exam, breast cancer should be the second thing in this case that you should think of. Gallbladder pain from gallstones has right side pain around that area with radiation to the right shoulder blade area. This can also be why your breast feels full. See your dr. Asap. ...Read more

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Stabbing chest pain right breast bone?

Stabbing chest pain right breast bone?

ER now: In case this is heart or vascular related, i suggest you go to the er now. Time is of the essence. ...Read more

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Costochrondritis? Burn pain on ribs under lbreast tender to touch now very upper back and shoulder pain feels muscular. Random discomfort on ribs

See your doctor: Costochondritis is an inflammation of a rib or the cartilage connecting a rib. It is a common cause of chest pain. Pain that follows the ribs can be related to shingles, or intercostal neuritis. Treatment is different so you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Leaning forward pain in right breast and sternum. Then bending over pain through left breast and chest to back.Doc says heart ok. Muscular?Nerve?gas?

Leaning forward pain in right breast and sternum.  Then bending over pain through left breast and chest to back.Doc says heart ok. Muscular?Nerve?gas?

Positional: The positional nature of your pain makes me wonder about your spine - as you lean, you flex and extend it which open and close your neural foramina (the canals where the nerve roots exit). Arthritic spurs often encroach on these canals and can cause nerve root irritation. Arthritis in the facet joints of the spine can further cause positional pain. ...Read more

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Five second pain across center of chest between breasts. Momentary pain above right breast. Upper back shoulder pain. Chest pain related or cardiac?

Usually not cardiac.: If only five sec then usually not cardiac. Cardiac is lasting into the minutes and can be related with activity. This could also be skeletal pain. If continues i would go to family md. If pain becomes worse or persistent then to the er to make sure no serious issues. Need to determine any other symptoms and risk factors as well. ...Read more

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Can indigestion cause right sided breast and armpit pain?

It may: The same pain fiber dermatomes on the right side follow the stomach as well. That's why people with bad indigestion can stimulate a heart attack, and thus, need to stay in the hospital for a workup to rule out the cardiac cause first. ...Read more

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What is underarm ache, breast and shoulder pain symptoms of?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Dull ache under rib cage, and pain in right shoulder, also pain in middle under breast bone! please help. Feel so ill?

Get doc eval: If the pain is on the right side could be gallbladder and it could be infected. Gallbladder pain radiates to the right shoulder. ...Read more

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Costochondritis (Definition)

A medical term to describe an inflammatory condition that occurs in the junction of the cartilage and the bone portions of a long bone. It is most commonly used to describe these changes in the ribs, which is a cause of ...Read more