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Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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What causes fleeting left side chest pain?

What causes fleeting left side chest pain?

Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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My 12 year old is complaining of left side chest pain. What can we do for relief?

My 12 year old is complaining of left side chest pain. What can we do for relief?

Take him: To a doctor for a physical exam. If the pain is reproducible it could be chest wall pain due to muscle strain or rib dysfunction. If the pain is random in could be something else. At any rate, see a doctor for best outcome. ...Read more

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My left side chest pain while breathing, should I be worried?

My left side chest pain while breathing, should I be worried?

Pain with breathing: Pain with breathing could be due to a variety of reasons, e.g. Muscle, bone, lining of the lungs (pleural), etc. Not all diagnoses are "worrisome" however you should first be evaluated to determine what the cause of your pain is before one can tell if it is serious or not. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 24 yrs. sometimes hv too much sharp left side chest pain. I find myself unable to breathe & move when it happens .daily 2 tyms face this problm?

Hi I'm 24 yrs. sometimes hv too much sharp left side chest pain. I find myself unable to breathe & move when it happens .daily 2 tyms face this problm?

Some ideas: Although you're on the younger side to be worried about a heart attack or angina, it might not be a bad idea still to see your doctor and have an EKG done to make sure your heart is ok. Otherwise it could be muscular pain in the chest wall, intercostal pain (pain of the cartilage between the ribs), or nerve pain.It'd be a good idea to have your doctor examine you thoroughly and take a full history ...Read more

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Chest infection with left side chest pain?

Can happen: Any infection can cause pain. Lung, pleurisy and pericarditis can cause left sided chest pain. ...Read more

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Why do I have left side chest pain around the heart?

Why do I have left side chest pain around the heart?

Not enough info: See a doctor. Who can even guess about the cause without asking more questions and examining you? Heart disease is always possible. ...Read more

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