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I have chest pain on my left side near the right side of my breast at the top its really painful?

I have chest pain on my left side near the right side of my breast at the top its really painful?

Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

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I have hade this chest pain on my left side that has last all day it hurts worse when i breath and move around. ?

I have hade this chest pain on my left side that has last all day it  hurts worse when i breath and move around. ?

Eval recommended: Given your age and increased pain with breathing, this may be inflammation of the chest wall bones, cartilage (costochondritis) or inflamed lining around the lung (pleurisy). You should be evaluated as soon as possible to rule out more serious conditions, cardiac problem or even blood clot in the lung (Pulmonary Embolism). ...Read more

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I have been having chest pain on my left side and I want to know what may be causing it?

I have been having chest pain on my left side and I want to know what may be causing it?

Doctor can evaluate: A person with aches at the chest, rib cage, or left shoulder can see his doctor to be evaluated. Pains can come from a heart problem (serious!), neck and shoulder muscles, the ribs and their joints, the lungs inside the chest, etc... If one feels his pain is coming from the heart, has a chest tightness, some difficulty breathing, or has past heart disease, he can go to the E.R. by ambulance. ...Read more

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I'm having intermittent chest pain on my left side , but my blood work is completely fine and I've been working out (cardio and strength) and have had?

Chest pain on my left side: Have you ever had, chest trauma, such as MVA, months or years ago. Or pneumonia, or L side fluid collection which required drainage. Have you had imaging of the chest; CXR, CT or MRI. if not I suggest to have them done, to rule out any other condition, such as chronic pleuritis, or pulmonary disease, or even rib fracture. In these conditions the blood testing will be normal. Go to a Dr. request t ...Read more

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What to do if i keep having sharp chest pain on my left side near my heart what could it be?

What to do if i keep having sharp chest pain on my left side near my heart what could it be?

Muscle: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this withstretch it out slowly. . If this doesn't resolve the problem see your primary care provider that provider. ...Read more

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I am having sharp chest pain on my left side. Mainly when I laugh, inhale and exhale too deep and side line laying on my left side hurts as well?

I am having sharp chest pain on my left side. Mainly when I laugh, inhale and exhale too deep and side line laying on my left side hurts as well?

Chest Wall Pain: The type of pain you describe seems to be coming from the chest wall either in the muscle or the bones or an inflammation called costochondritis.You can try over the counter aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen and if pain still persist check with your doctor ...Read more

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I had a baby 1 week ago and I am having severe chest pain on my left side and it's very difficult to breathe, what's wrong? Should i go to the doctor?

I had a baby 1 week ago and I am having severe chest pain on my left side and it's very difficult to breathe, what's wrong? Should i go to the doctor?

YES: Go now! severe chest pain and shortness of breath in your situation of recent childbirth could be a serious condition related to pulmonary embolus. Other less serious but important conditions like pleurisy or pneumonia need to evaluated as well. You need a doctor eval asap! ...Read more

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I have been having chest pain on my left side for about a month. Sharp pain, plus a family history of heart disease. What could this be?

I have been having chest pain on my left side for about a month. Sharp pain, plus a family history of heart disease. What could this be?

Costochondritis: Chest main can have many causes and yes one of them can be cardiovascular. If you have a strong family history and the chest pain is happening while exerting yourself please go to your primary doctor and have them check your heart. Still musculoskeletal causes like costochondritis which is reproducible by touch or heartburn due to reflux are other frequent causes of chest pains. Visit your doctor. ...Read more

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I have GERD and esophogitis and I had some spicy food today and about 1 hour later I started having bad chest pain on my,left side by my heart? Please

I have GERD and esophogitis and I had some spicy food today and about 1 hour later I started having bad chest pain on my,left side by my heart? Please

GER diet: Certain foods, activities, medications and conditions that increase pressure in your abdomen can trigger reflux. People with acid reflux should generally avoid carbonated beverages, peppermint, chocolate, spicy foods, wine, and caffeine. GER flare ups can create quite dramatic chest pain. ...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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I don't have chest pain in my left side really. I've had more pain in my right side than on the left. It's just a discomfort that goes from the left side of the chest to my armpit and it feels like something is in there.

Your description is: not typical for cardiac issues and your young age would argue against this as well however there are quite a few potential diagnoses both life threatening and or benign that could explain your symptoms. It would be a very good idea to go to a health care provider and get checked out. ...Read more

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I have chest pain when i lie on my left side fells like sharp stabing?

Muscle spasm: You could be having a muscle spasm, use a warm compress and drink warm liquids to see if this will help the pain. ...Read more