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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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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Im only 19 I have a sharp pain in on the left breast on my chest im a male its not a heart attack so what else could it be?

Im only 19 I have a sharp pain in on the left breast on my chest im a male its not a heart attack so what else could it be?

Many things: If you are 19, likely nothing serious but if you really don't feel well or the pain doesn't go away in a couple of days, by all means have yourself checked. There are a number of serious conditions that may cause this, such as pneumothorax, pulmonary embolism etc - rare but possible. Or, it may be muscle sprain or indigestion. ...Read more

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I had left chest pain for the last two months. The ultra sound, blood test, cardiogram and xray shows i'm clear from breast cancer and heart attack.

I had left chest pain for the last two months. The ultra sound, blood test, cardiogram and xray shows i'm clear from breast cancer and heart attack.

Good news: It is good they cleared you, results are normal' no cardiac problem, no breast cancer , they are very good news, did they clear you from anxiety, which you have to do, work on that you will be fine, speak to your doctor again, make sure you go for your follow up visits. ...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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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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Chest pain/cramp in lower left breast area. I feel it through in my back too. nauseous as well. Idk if that is related. 21 and active. Heart related?

Hard to say.: You are young and physically active so many may say "nothing to worry about". However, with the presence of nausea and radiating pain, you should be further evaluated to rule out possible pancreatitis or gallbladder issue. Your family history is very important. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Sharp chest pain above left breast when i was sleeping on my back. I woke up with fast heart beat while trying to grab my chest.Then fell back asleep.

Sharp chest pain above left breast when i was sleeping on my back. I woke up with fast heart beat while trying to grab my chest.Then fell back asleep.

Question?: Not sure what your question is. If you're prone to bouts of rapid heart beat, a 24 hour recording (or 30 day, if needed) can help your doctor determine what type of rhythm disturbance you have which is essential to choosing the right course of treatment. ...Read more

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