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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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My left breast has been sore close to my underarm pit. The dull "muscle" ache has then spread. No sharp pain but dull. Now both my Breasts are aching.

My left breast has been sore close to my underarm pit. The dull "muscle" ache has then spread. No sharp pain but dull. Now both my Breasts are aching.

Depends: Breast/chest pain has many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. More information a complete history and physical is recommended by your doctor if you indeed have these symptoms. Good luck ...Read more

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Pain above left breast in the muscle/rib area.?

Pain above left breast in the muscle/rib area.?

See your MD U are 83: Because of your age please see your internist for a minimum neuromuscular exam , possible ekg, and mammogram! yes a mammogram until god calls you! ...Read more

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Having a sharp pain in my left breast that only happens when I am leaning over, could it be a pulled muscle?

Having a sharp pain in my left breast that only happens when I am leaning over, could it be a pulled muscle?

Unlikely: You describe a positional chest wall pain. This often comes from the back (spine and ribs) not muscle. See your physician for a spinal exam and to consider working with a physical therapist to work on stretching and postural exercise. ...Read more

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17yo Asian. Did 1st self breast check, found 3cm thick hard strip of sth from bottom to left side of left breast. Is it muscle or sth more serious?

17yo Asian. Did 1st self breast check, found 3cm thick hard strip of sth from bottom to left side of left breast. Is it muscle or sth more serious?

May be rib: It would be very unlikely that you would have something serious at 17. The most likely thing that fits your description is a rib. Any time you wonder about a finding, check the other side. If you find the same thing there, it is probably normal. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Last few days, my left breast, deep down inside, in the pec muscle area has been itching & appln pressure only seems to help (temp). No other symptoms?

Last few days, my left breast, deep down inside, in the pec muscle area has been itching & appln pressure only seems to help (temp). No other symptoms?

Unusual for muscle: Itch in body. You should discuss this with your doctor to see what may be causing it that might be revealed by physical exam. Usually, itching occurs on the skin level, and not down deep into the pectoral muscle. Do get a 2nd opinion, especially if you are showing signs of hives, wheals, or swelling that will need further work up. ...Read more

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I have been having an on and off sharp minor pain in upper right portion of left breast. Could this be a pulled muscle?

Yes: Yes it could be a pulled muscle but i would advise you to see your doctor to figure this out. ...Read more

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I have been having pain much like a muscle being caught in my ribcage about 3 inches under my left breast. What does this sound like?

I have been having pain much like a muscle being caught in my ribcage about 3 inches under my left breast. What does this sound like?

Many possibilities: Depending on age, medical condition, activities, it could be many things. Muscle strain, even with "minor" trauma could do this. A cracked rib is possible. Rarely it could be referred pain from the neck or mid back. If it worsens or continues, see your primary provider for an assessment. ...Read more

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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more