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Dull Pain In Left Side Of Chest
See physician: Usual causes of rib pain are trauma, musculosketal bruise , fx, or muscular strain.Inflammation in anterior cartilage so called costochondritis( (viral or traumatic) can cause pain which reproduce by pushing on the involved cartilage in the front of the rib cage.Left chest pain historically associated with heart and gastrointestinal reflux.If fcontinues should see physician ...Read more
Old or New?: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF IT'S NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY ...Read more
Dull pain, only left side of chest, at nipple. Ongoing 12 hrs. Every 30 secs, deep dull pain rises, tightening, then subsides with a "gurgle" feeling?
Go to the ER: If you're coughing, you could have bronchitis or (with the gurgle) pneumonia. The gurgle could also be reflux. Chest pain can be from muscle strain or cartilage irritation. However, even a young man can develop a blood clot in the lung or (rarely) heart disease. Pain every 30 seconds for 12 hours should cause you to go to the ER for an evaluation, just to make sure it isn't dangerous. ...Read more
See details: The 3 most common causes are chest wall issues, cardiac or pulmonary disease, you need to have this problem evaluated by a doctor to rule more serious issues. ...Read more
What would cause a dull burning pain on left side of chest above breast line and below collar bone? 20 minutes so far. Pcp says heart ok.
A couple of things: There are a few things that can cause that symptom. Regurgitation and reflux probably being one of the more common ones. If your PCP has ruled out the heart and there's nothing else except that prolonged burning then, I think it less likely cardiac. You may also have an entrapped nerve twig supplying the pectoral region or skin (perhaps trapped by the clavicle)...sensory neuropathy. ...Read more
I've had a dull pain in left side of my chest on &off for 3 weeks; I have a swollen gland under my neck at the same side - on &off for a few months.
See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more
What can cause a dull achy pain in the left side of chest? I am taking venlafaxine, trazodone and ambilify
Dull chest pain: Not sure how long u have been on these meds. Or when the pain started, what makes it worse, or what other symptoms u r having. Best to consult your prescribing doc. ...Read more
Pleurisy or costochondritis: Costochondritis is an inflammation often caused by a virus in the Cartlidge in your ribs it will hurt when you breathe and if you press on it. If it hurts when you breathe but not if you press on it it's more likely pleurisy. If it's not too bad heat and anti-inflammatories like Motrin will help. This does take a long time to improve so don't get frustrated if your symptoms get worse see your doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a dull pain in the left side of my chest, about where the outer edge of the bra cup is. Should I be concerned?
Rib Pain: Ribs can crack with laughing and bear hugs, etc. Pain is increased with breathing and very local and sharp with pressure. If so, get and x-ray. Tender ribs can be Tietze Syndrome which is a tenderness in the cartilaginous part of the rib and can last months. It is exacerbated by rubbing or touching. In that case HANDS OFF! and take some Aleve (naproxen). It will pass. ...Read more
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