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I Have A Pain In My Left Chest
I have sharp pain in my left chest and short of breath. Pain doesn't change with deep breath and comes and goes. Could this be a lung clot?
No : Blood clots in the lungs are painless. As you suggest, if they involve the pleura, they cause pleuritic pain (worse with deep breath). Shortness of breath is present in almost all patients with pulmonary embolism (clot). Risk factors should prompt evaluation: birth control pills, immobilization, cancer, cast, prolonged travel, known clotting diathesis, marked obesity, recent surgery or injury. ...Read more
I recently had pneumonia and now I have severe pain in my left chest. Sleeping and any movement is agonizing. Is it possible I have bruised ribs?
If you have : Severe pain, why would you not have that checked out immediately? Wh would you have bruised ribs? Are you coughing alot? ...Read more
Give it a day or so, if the pain does not go away, it would be prudent to see a doctor. You may take Tylenol for the pain. Do not drink alcohol for one day after taking Tylenol, better yet, do not drink alcohol ever.
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I have this sharp pain in my left chest when I inhale deep and exhale deep and when I move and sleep in certain positions, 12 hours now, what can it be?
I have very bad pain. In my left chest. It is located on the far left side in my rib or breast area. I had a normal stress test, and xray what else?
I'm 18 & on duromine, just today I have pain in my left arm& chest. Everyone is saying I have probably pulled a muscle?
Let me help you :
Did you pull a muscle? If you did that the answer, if you did not you have to look for the cause of that pain.
One reason could be side effect of the medication you are using. Good luck. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: A person with chest pain must see the doctor to find out why. She should consider going to the E.R. If she cannot reach her doctor. If it turns out to be a heart problem, a collapsed lung, a pneumonia, a blood clot in the lung, bad heartburn, costochondritis (inflammation of the rib joints), etc..., she will still be in the right place at the emergency room. ...Read more
Costochondritis : This can be costochondritis, chest wall and rib cage pain due to inflammation and musculoskeletal origin in the surrounding structures. However, other more serious conditions need to be consider, such as pleurisy due o lung related pathology or angina due to heart related condition. Always contact your physician for further information. ...Read more
Atypical chest pain: Does this discomfort occur with activity? What makes it worse? What makes it better? How long has this been going on? Are you a diabetic? Any family history if heart disease? Improved before or after eating? These things would help us stratify the possibilities. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Likely musculoskelet: At your age (27) heart attack is extremely unlikely. My first assumption would be that you have muscle soreness in your pectoral muscle or underlying intercostal (rib) muscles. If you experience any severe pain, heart palpitations or shortness of breath seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more
I have pain on my left chest wall below armpit. No other symptoms for two days. What would cause it?
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Muscular?: Had any physical activity that strained the muscle? ...Read more
I sneezed one day about a week ago and now I have pain under my left chest muscle. Hurts if I turn a certain way or laugh. What is this?
Did this myself: I had a violent sneez last year and had same symptoms as you. Ended up being a pulled muscle but you may want to get yours checked. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain under my left chest by the rib cage, it hurts bad when moving and breathing I can feel it warm, it happen after a nap??
Hi, I have a sharp pain on my left chest rib side. Its sore when I cough or sneeze. It's been there for about 1 to 2 weeks now.
I stopped smoking a week ago due to coughing attacks and pain. What could it be?
This type of pain: Suggests rib or pleura (the lung and heart lining) problems. My first thought might be a rib fracture.perhaps a fall or injury when you didn't appreciate the severity of the trauma. Or inflammation of pleura from a viral/other infection causing inflammation. You could take ibuprofen in suggested doses for up to a week. If no improvement, see Doc. Take this "silver lining" and stay off cigarettes! ...Read more
Can you diagnose my symptoms? I have mild but annoying pain in my left chest, it lasts for hours. I'm told its stress, but I don't know.
Chest discomfort: It's true that tension can cause chest muscle tightness. As long as you don't have worsening with exertion, cough, unusual shortness of breath, tenderness or palpitations, it doesn't sound like a heart or lung problem. Your physician knows you best and will advise you if further testing is advisable. ...Read more
I have a dull achy pain in my left chest just below my armpit. (It has persisted for over 2 mo.) I'm concerned that it is more than a fascia issue.?
Chest pain: There are several possibilities. With it lasting this long, okay to ask for a CXR, EKG and blood tests. If these initial tests are all negative, then in follow up talk to your doc about more imaging (mammogram and chest CT) or a visit with a chest specialist/pulmonologist. Be well. ...Read more