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Dull Pain In Upper Left Chest
I have dull pain/soreness upper left chest area over the breast. Discomfort if I cough. Had a bad viral cough for 1-1/2 weeks but it was better 3 days?
Costochondritis: It's quite likely that you've sustained a 'musculoskeletal' injury from coughing. This could cause the symptoms you describe-and if you press on the area, I suspect it would hurt more. Any pain in the left chest of course raises the possibility of heart trouble -but it seems you are relatively young and female (2 things that count in your favor regarding heart disease). If the pain is bad, see MD. ...Read more
Dull Pain/ pressure started upper left chest then below that then lower left abdomen then radiated to left back. Not constipated or sick. Ideas?
Symptoms: You report a number of symptoms and it is important that you see your primary doctor to help you with your symptoms. You will be examined and lab studies will be done. After that your doctor will make decisions regarding your problems. You may need a consult with a specialist. ...Read more
What could cause difficulty breathing, dizziness, heat flashes, sweatiness, difficulty concentrating, and constant dull pain in my upper left chest?
Hyperventilation: The simple explanation would be hyperventilation with anxiety & your symptoms. If so, breath holding for a few minutes will reverse the symptoms. Alternatively, hypothyroidism could cause a similar set of symptoms. You need to see a doctor and be examined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a dull pain upper left chest.hurts when inhaling and when I press the area.no heart attack "signs", should I be worried?
Not much: We called this a "reproducible" pain, because you can feel it when you press your rib cage. Most likely not your heart and instead, the muscles or cartilages of the chest. However, I would still suggest a more comprehensive history via a personal or virtual visit to the doctor. I hope this helps, KC. Feel better! ...Read more
Dull achy pain in upper left chest, occurs frequently. Ankles and feet swelling. No shortness of breath or headaches. Pain isolated.
Pain: There is not enough information here to suggest causation. Things likely unrelated but no way to know without much more data. See your dr. For evaluation, could easily be no big deal but out here in the zephyr world without more data, no way to know or reassure you. ...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
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
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